This excerpt taken from the FMSB DEF 14A filed Mar 17, 2005.
Code of Business Conduct
The Board has adopted a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics that is designed to ensure that the Companys directors, executive officers and employees meet the highest standards of ethical and business conduct. A copy of the Code is posted on the Companys web site, www.firstmutual.com. The Code requires that the Companys directors, executive officers and employees conduct business in an honest, candid, fair and ethical manner and act with integrity and in the Companys best interests, avoid conflicts of interest, and comply with all laws and other legal requirements. Under the terms of the Code of Business Conduct, directors, executive officers and employees are required to report any conduct that they believe to be an actual or apparent violation of the Code.
The Company has established procedures to receive, retain and treat complaints received regarding accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters. These procedures ensure that individuals may submit concerns regarding questionable accounting or auditing matters to the Audit Committee or Nominations and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board in a confidential and anonymous manner. The Code of Business Conduct also prohibits the Company from retaliating against any director, executive officer or employee who reports actual or apparent violations of the Code of Business Conduct.