Under the terms of the Audit Committee charter, the purpose of this committee is to assist the Board in overseeing the integrity of the Company's financial statements and financial reporting, the Company's compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, the qualifications and independence of the Company's independent registered public accounting firm, the performance of the Company's internal reporting and audit functions, and the Company's disclosure controls and procedures and system of internal controls regarding finance, accounting, legal compliance and ethics. The Audit Committee confers formally with the Company's independent registered public accounting firm, as well as with members of management to inquire as to the manner in which the respective responsibilities of these groups and individuals are being discharged. The Audit Committee engages our independent registered public accounting firm and reviews and approves the scope of the audit conducted by the independent registered public accounting firm.
Each member of the Audit Committee meets the independence requirements for Audit Committee members under the Nasdaq Rules and the Exchange Act. The chairman of the Audit Committee has been designated by the Board as the Audit Committee financial expert. Each of the other members of the Audit Committee is financially literate.
Keith W. Renken Thomas D. Brisbin, Ph.D. Cynthia A. Downes Steven A. Cohen
- Financial Expert
- Independent Director