It is our policy that the information in our public communications, including SEC filings, be full, fair, accurate, timely and understandable. All directors, officers and employees who are involved in our disclosure process are responsible for upholding this policy. In particular, these individuals are required to maintain familiarity with the disclosure requirements applicable to us and are prohibited from knowingly misrepresenting, omitting, or causing others to misrepresent or omit, material facts about us to others, whether within or outside our company, including our external independent auditors and our internal auditors. In addition, any director, officer or employee who has a supervisory role in our disclosure process has an obligation to discharge his or her responsibilities diligently.
The Company's internal operating controls and corporate reporting and disclosure procedures are intended to prevent, deter and remedy any violation of this Code, including but not limited to violations of applicable laws and regulations. Even the best systems of controls and procedures, however, cannot provide absolute safeguards against such violations. The Company and its directors, officers and employees have a responsibility to investigate and report to appropriate governmental authorities, as required, any violations of applicable legal and regulatory requirements relating to corporate reporting and disclosure, accounting and auditing controls and procedures, securities compliance and other matters pertaining to fraud against shareholders, and the actions taken by the Company to remedy such violations. If you have reason to believe that such a violation has occurred, you should contact your supervisor, senior management or file a report through the Haynes Whistleblower hotline or website [see Section III below for more information].