The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Rite Aid Hdqtrs. Corp. has adopted the following procedures for the submission of complaints or concerns regarding the Company's accounting, internal controls or auditing matters.
Complaints or concerns about the Company's accounting, internal controls or auditing matters may be submitted to the Audit Committee in any of the following ways:
Confidentiality is a priority, and all reports will be treated confidentially to the fullest extent possible. Submissions of complaints or concerns will not be traced and submissions may be made anonymously. To ensure the anonymous submission of complaints or concerns via e-mail, please do not send the submission from an e-mail address that identifies the sender. For submissions that are not anonymous, the sender may be contacted in order to confirm information or to obtain additional information. No one will be subject to retaliation because of a good faith report of a complaint, concern or suspected misconduct.
The Senior Director of Internal Assurance will check the above-mentioned post office box, e-mail address and telephone hotline messages at least on a weekly basis and will promptly review and log all submissions. Any concerns regarding accounting, internal controls or auditing matters requiring immediate Audit Committee action will be directly submitted to the Audit Committee. Reports of suspected violations of law and Company policies will be appropriately investigated. The Senior Director of Internal Assurance will provide periodic reports to the Audit Committee regarding the submissions relating to accounting, internal controls or auditing matters and the investigation and resolution of such matters.