The Board of Directors recognizes the importance of strong corporate governance as a means of addressing the various needs of the Company’s stockholders, employees, customers and other stakeholders. To help facilitate strong corporate governance and reinforce the Company’s commitment to ethics and compliance, the Board of Directors has adopted corporate governance guidelines and a Code of Conduct which, together with the Company’s certificate of incorporation, bylaws, committee charters and other key governance practices and policies, provide the framework for the Company’s corporate governance.