AUDIT COMMITTEE Complaint Procedures
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Procedures for Confidential Anonymous Complaints Regarding Accounting, Internal Accounting Controls and Auditing Matters
The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (the “Company”) has established the following procedures for the receipt, retention and treatment of complaints received by the Company regarding accounting, internal accounting controls and auditing matters, including procedures for the confidential, anonymous submission by employees of concerns regarding questionable accounting or auditing matters. Any person wishing to communicate such a complaint to the Audit Committee, including a confidential or anonymous complaint by a Company employee, may do so in the following ways:
Chairman of the Audit Committee
c/o General Counsel
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP
9 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2800
Houston, TX 77046
The VP - Chief Compliance Officer and the General Counsel will review all complaints received and those that relate to accounting, internal accounting controls and auditing matters will be promptly forwarded to the Chairman of the Audit Committee. All complaints received by the Audit Committee will be carefully reviewed and, to the extent the Committee deems necessary, investigated under the Committee’s supervision. Appropriate corrective action will be taken as warranted in the judgment of the Audit Committee.
The Company will not discharge, demote, suspend, threaten, harass or in any manner discriminate or retaliate against any employee in the terms and conditions of employment based upon any lawful actions of such employee with respect to good faith reporting of complaints regarding accounting or auditing matters.