This excerpt taken from the EYE DEF 14A filed Apr 25, 2008.
From its inception, AMO has been committed to integrity and responsible conduct, as evidenced by our adoption in June 2002 of the Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. Code of Ethics. We believe that AMOs commitment to ethical conduct is the personal responsibility of each manager and employee of our company, and no other objective shall have a higher priority. In addition, the board of directors has adopted Corporate Governance Guidelines that reflect our boards commitment to the highest possible standards of corporate governance. These guidelines, which were further updated in May 2006 and May 2007, are being published as Exhibit A to this proxy statement to inform our stockholders of the boards current thinking with respect to selected corporate governance issues that we believe may be of interest to stockholders. These are guidelines, not rigid rules. The guidelines include, among other things, a description of the manner in which stockholders can send communications to the board of directors, AMOs policy with regard to board members attendance at annual meetings, and which director will preside at executive sessions of the board.
This excerpt taken from the EYE DEF 14A filed Apr 20, 2006.
Corporate Governance Guidelines
The Board of Directors of Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. (the Company) recognizes the importance of good corporate governance as a means of addressing the needs of the Companys stockholders, employees, customers, suppliers and community. These guidelines are intended to serve as flexible principles and to be interpreted in the context of all applicable laws and the Companys Certificate of Incorporation, Bylaws and other governing legal documents, all of which necessarily take precedence. The Board of Directors recognizes that corporate governance is a developing and dynamic area warranting periodic review. Accordingly, the following guidelines are subject to review and change from time to time by the Board of Directors.