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TAG Oil Ltd. is committed to maintaining the highest standards of business conduct and ethics, as well as full compliance with all applicable government laws, rules and regulations, corporate reporting and disclosure, accounting practices, accounting controls, auditing practices and other matters relating to fraud against shareholders (collectively “Accounting Concerns”). This Code of Ethics sets out the ethical and behavioral standards expected of TAG Oil Ltd.’s (“The Company”) directors, officers, employees and contractors.
The purpose of TAG Oil’s Code of Ethics is to underpin and support the Company’s vision and values that govern our individual and collective behavior.
Fair Dealing, Due Care
We will deal honestly and fairly in all our dealings with the Company’s shareholders, joint venture participants, customers, suppliers, professional advisors, competitors and other stakeholders.
We will maintain a high standard of competence, only undertaking work that we can expect to complete with professional competence. We will complete our obligations with due care and in a timely manner. We will carry out our work in accordance with the highest technical and professional standards appropriate to that work. We will use the utmost skill and care in our recruitment and employment practices, and treat all colleagues with respect and dignity.
Compliance with all Laws, Regulations and Rules
We will at all times act honestly and in good faith, and comply with all applicable laws, including legislation, regulations, local by-laws and Rules (including the TSX Listing Rules) and codes of practice in the countries in which the Company operates or where it has registered issuer status. We will ensure our exploration and development practices not only comply with all applicable laws and regulations but adhere to “best in class” standards.
Professional Behaviour, Compliance with Corporate Policies
We will conduct ourselves, both at work and outside of business hours, in a manner consistent with the good reputation of the Company and refrain from any conduct that might bring discredit to the Company. In particular, all staff will refrain from taking any action that improperly influences, coerces, manipulates, or misleads the firm engaged in the performance of the audit of the financial statements of the Company (and subsidiaries).
We will at all times behave and conduct ourselves in a manner that is consistent with the Company’s vision and values set out in this Code, and will comply with all Corporate Policies.
Compliance with Code of Ethics
This Code forms part of every one of the Company’s employee’s conditions of employment and for all officers and directors as well. Failure to comply with the Code can result in disciplinary action including, where appropriate, dismissal. Compliance with this Code shall be taken into account on a regular basis when assessing individual performance. Failure of contractors to comply with this Code may result in termination of the contractor’s contract for services with the Company.
If any person becomes aware of a breach, or suspected breach, of this Code, they must report it immediately to their manager and company secretary for action. If this is inappropriate or uncomfortable for the individual, the breach, or suspected breach, should be reported to another member of the senior management team and the company secretary for action. No action will be taken against any individual reporting a breach, or suspected breach, by virtue of that report. Subject to any legal restriction, the name of the person disclosing the information pertaining to breach, or suspected breach, of this Code will be kept confidential.
For further information please contact:
Chief Executive Officer
885 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6C 3E8