This excerpt taken from the EYE 10-K filed Feb 24, 2009.
Corporate Governance Guidelines and Code of Ethics
From its inception, the Company has been committed to integrity and responsible conduct, as evidenced by its adoption in June 2002 of the Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. Code of Ethics, which was amended and restated in January 2007. We believe that the Companys commitment to ethical conduct is the personal responsibility of each manager and employee of the Company, and no other objective shall have a higher priority. In addition, the board of directors has adopted Corporate Governance Guidelines that reflect its commitment to the highest possible standards of corporate governance. The guidelines include, among other things, a description of the manner in which stockholders can send communications to the board of directors, the Companys policy with regard to board of directors members attendance at annual meetings, and which director will preside at executive sessions of the board of directors.
All of the Companys directors and employees, including the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer are required to abide by the Companys Code of Ethics. We also have adopted various other corporate policies and procedures which, taken as a whole, reflect the Companys commitment to business ethics and to the adherence to all laws and regulations applicable to the conduct of our business. We have implemented procedures to receive, retain and treat complaints received regarding accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters and to allow for the confidential and anonymous submission by employees of concerns regarding business ethics, including questionable accounting or auditing matters. Any interested party may communicate directly with the board of directors, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, or with any of the non-management directors in writing, mailed or delivered to such person or group in care of the Secretary at the Companys headquarters located at 1700 E. St. Andrew Place, Santa Ana, California 92705.
Both the Companys Corporate Governance Guidelines and Code of Ethics have been published in the Investors section on the Companys website at http://www.amo-inc.com. Copies of the Corporate Governance Guidelines and Code of Ethics will be provided without charge to any stockholder upon request. We will promptly disclose any future amendments to, or waivers from, certain provisions of the Code of Ethics on our website.