Spok believes that good corporate governance is important to ensure that our company is managed for the long-term benefit of our stockholders. We have been reviewing our corporate governance practices and comparing them to those suggested by various authorities in corporate governance and the practices of other public companies. We have also been reviewing the provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the new and proposed rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission and listing standards of the Nasdaq Stock Market.
We have taken steps to enhance our corporate governance policies and practices and to implement the proposed and new rules and listing standards. Among other things, we have reconstituted our nominating committee as the nominating and governance committee and adopted a new charter for this committee; we have adopted a new charter for our audit committee; and we have amended our certificate of incorporation to require us to obtain shareholder approval for certain additional issuances of stock. In addition, we have implemented a code of business conduct and ethics applying to all officers, directors and employees. This website will be updated as Spok pursues its mission to deploy best practices in corporate governance.
Our current committee charters and corporate governance materials are available by selecting the appropriate document listed below.