Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
Northern Blizzard requires the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct from our directors, officers and employees. Our reputation among our shareholders for honesty and integrity is key to the success of our business. No employee will be permitted to achieve results through violations of laws or regulations, or through unscrupulous dealings.
The Code of Conduct (see the link below) reflects our commitment to a culture of honesty, integrity and accountability and outlines the basic principles and policies with which all directors, officers and employees are expected to comply.
Investigation of Complaints Policy
It is the policy of Northern Blizzard to observe high ethical standards in all of its activities. In matters of financial integrity (including fraud, misappropriation of assets or other financial misconduct), corporate reporting and disclosure, accounting and auditing and internal accounting and auditing controls, and compliance with applicable securities laws, in particular, Northern Blizzard seeks to ensure that all transactions and corporate assets are properly accounted for and that all audits and investigations are thorough and complete. It is also important to Northern Blizzard that it maintains the confidence of employees, consultants, shareholders, customers, suppliers, regulators and the public in the quality of its accounting and general standards of business conduct. The Investigation of Complaints policy (see link below) provides these guidelines.
The objective of the disclosure policy (see link below) is to ensure that communications to the investing public about Northern Blizzard and its subsidiaries are: timely, factual and accurate; and broadly disseminated in accordance with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
Restricted Trading Policy
Securities laws prohibit directors, officers and employees and any person in a special relationship with Northern Blizzard and its subsidiaries from buying or selling securities of Northern Blizzard while having material information which has not yet been made public by Northern Blizzard. These laws also prohibit such information from being passed on to others (including to a spouse, relative or friend). Also, certain directors and officers of Northern Blizzard and its subsidiaries are subject to reporting obligations under Canadian securities laws. Violation of these laws could result in prosecution and termination of Northern Blizzard’s association with the offending person and could seriously adversely affect Northern Blizzard. The purpose of this policy (see link below) is to safeguard against violations of such laws.