Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. (the "Company") has established a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (the "Code") to help our representatives comply with the law and regulations applicable to our business and to maintain the highest standards of ethical conduct. To provide procedures for reporting potential and actual violations relating to any law, rule, regulation or Company policy, the Company has established this Whistleblower Policy (this “Policy”).
How Do I Report a Violation, Concern or Retaliation?
If you know or believe that an unintentional or deliberate violation of applicable laws, rules, regulations or Company policy has occurred, you must immediately submit a report to the Chairman of the Audit Committee or the General Counsel. The report should describe one or more of the following, as applicable:
- A violation or a failure to comply with a law, rule, regulation or Company policy, including any violations or failures relating to accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters.
- A concern that questionable accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing practices have taken place or are taking place.
- An allegation or concern that a representative, officer or director who, in accordance with this Policy, reported an alleged violation or concern was retaliated against.
You may choose to submit a report openly or confidentially. When reporting a violation or concern, please provide the time, location and nature of the matter, the names of people involved and other details so it can be investigated. You have the option to submit a report by any of the following means:
Audit Committee Chairperson
Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc.
If you wish to report any such matters anonymously, you may do so by requesting your submission be kept confidential.