Strong and ethical corporate governance practices have long been central to Lydall's culture. We take our responsibility to conduct ourselves in a forthright and ethical manner in all our business relationships very seriously. In line with this long-standing commitment, the Company complies with all SEC and New York Stock Exchange rules and regulations, including Board independence requirements and financial certification and disclosure processes. The Corporate Governance Committee of Lydall's Board of Directors monitors the effectiveness of Lydall's policies and decision-making, both at the Board and management levels, to ensure that the Company acts effectively and efficiently to create long-term value for its stockholders, customers and employees.