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Code of Business
Conduct and Ethics


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Overview

CONMED’s Code of Business Conduct and Code of Ethics applies to CONMED Corporation and all of its controlled subsidiaries, worldwide.  It applies to all of CONMED’s directors, officers and employees:  from the CEO, CFO, Controller and the rest of executive management, to manufacturing supervisors and hourly employees to each sales person.  

The Code not only states the rules that we have committed to follow, but also states the principles and fundamental values that form the basis on how we will operate and make decisions.  The Code is further explained and implemented through Corporate Policies and Programs as adopted by the corporation from time to time. 

Our day to day activities will follow the following rules:

  • We will obey the law
  • We will act in good faith.
  • We will strive to build trust, show respect, and perform with integrity.
  • We will consider the impact of our decisions on all relevant stakeholders and will strive to achieve fair results. 

The reputation and ultimately the profitability of CONMED depends on each individual director, officer, manager, employee, and representative, acting in an ethical manner.  Accordingly, they are all personally responsible for compliance with this Code.

Because CONMED is a public company, it is required to ensure that the Company’s financial statements and reports properly and accurately record the Company’s finances. Falsification of records and documents jeopardizes our ability to perform this obligation. Therefore:

  • Invoices should always be accurate, complete, and reflect the actual price charged for the Company’s products and services.


  • Employees must never create or maintain unrecorded funds, assets, obligations or liabilities for any purpose. 


  • Expense reports and invoices submitted for reimbursement and payment must always reflect the true nature, purpose and amount of the items listed on the report or invoice. 


  • Company payments of any kind may only be made after appropriate documentation has been submitted and approved by an authorized individual.


J. Duty To Report Violations; How To Report Violations; Anonymous Reporting 

Any director, officer or employee who becomes aware of any existing or potential violation of laws, rules, regulations or this Code is required to promptly notify CONMED’s General Counsel, Compliance Director or the company Hotline.  Failure to do so is itself a violation of this Code.  To encourage employees to report any violations, the Company will not allow retaliation for reports made in good faith.  Where possible, reports should be submitted orally either by telephone or in person.  If for any reason this is not possible, contact the CONMED Legal Department for instructions concerning how to submit reports by e-mail, regular mail or by fax. If necessary, reports of violations may be submitted anonymously through the company’s Hotline. Copies of all anonymous reports will be provided to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.  

An employee who is unsure of whether a situation violates this Code should discuss the situation with the legal department to prevent possible misunderstandings and embarrassment at a later date.


II. EXCEPTIONS AND WAIVERS

From time to time, it may be advisable or in the Company’s best interest to allow a waiver or exception to a provision of this Code.  In such situations, an employee, or officer seeking a waiver should contact the CONMED Legal Department who may grant such a waiver or exception.   Any exception to or waiver of the Code for executive officers or directors of the Company must be made in writing to the Board of Directors or a committee of the Board, who must disclose all such exceptions or waivers granted to CONMED’s shareholders.

Restriction on Affiliates. 

From time to time, employees may be exposed to or have access to “material non-public information” within the meaning of the securities laws.  While the phrase is not precise, it is generally understood to apply to any non-public information that a reasonable investor would consider in making an investment decision.  For these purposes, the information need not be so important that it would alter an investment decision.  Rather, it is enough that an investor could “consider” the information in making an investment decision.  The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) is of the view that the following kinds of information, depending on circumstances, may be considered to be material: (1) earnings information; (2) mergers, acquisitions and changes in assets; (3) new products or developments regarding customers or suppliers; or (4) important contracts with customers.

At any given time, a wide range of employees may be aware of non-public information concerning one or more of these categories.  Whether that information is “material” is a legal conclusion that may entail consideration of factors of which not all employees may be aware, and may represent a conclusion some third party may reach after the fact with the benefit of hindsight.

As a practical matter, if you have any question or doubt as to whether you are in possession of material, non-public information, you should assume that you do, and not engage in any transaction, directly or indirectly, in CONMED securities of any kind (whether stock, buys, calls, or options).  You should also be careful not to disclose to anyone whatsoever any non-public information.  Persons who violate these rules not only place themselves at risk under CONMED policies, but may have committed, or aided a third party in committing, criminal conduct which is commonly referred to as “insider trading”.

Additional requirements apply to corporate “insiders” who have been notified separately of their additional obligations. Should you have any questions concerning CONMED’s policy in this regard, or come to know of any violation of the policy, you should contact the CONMED Legal Department immediately.

It is CONMED’s policy that no “material non-public information” be disclosed except by the limited number of corporate officers authorized to make such disclosures on behalf of the Company.  For most employees, including all officers and persons with access to material non-public information, this means that employees must maintain Company secrets and confidential information, and not use such information.

Restriction on Affiliates. 

From time to time, employees may be exposed to or have access to “material non-public information” within the meaning of the securities laws.  While the phrase is not precise, it is generally understood to apply to any non-public information that a reasonable investor would consider in making an investment decision.  For these purposes, the information need not be so important that it would alter an investment decision.  Rather, it is enough that an investor could “consider” the information in making an investment decision.  The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) is of the view that the following kinds of information, depending on circumstances, may be considered to be material: (1) earnings information; (2) mergers, acquisitions and changes in assets; (3) new products or developments regarding customers or suppliers; or (4) important contracts with customers.

At any given time, a wide range of employees may be aware of non-public information concerning one or more of these categories.  Whether that information is “material” is a legal conclusion that may entail consideration of factors of which not all employees may be aware, and may represent a conclusion some third party may reach after the fact with the benefit of hindsight.

As a practical matter, if you have any question or doubt as to whether you are in possession of material, non-public information, you should assume that you do, and not engage in any transaction, directly or indirectly, in CONMED securities of any kind (whether stock, buys, calls, or options).  You should also be careful not to disclose to anyone whatsoever any non-public information.  Persons who violate these rules not only place themselves at risk under CONMED policies, but may have committed, or aided a third party in committing, criminal conduct which is commonly referred to as “insider trading”.

Additional requirements apply to corporate “insiders” who have been notified separately of their additional obligations. Should you have any questions concerning CONMED’s policy in this regard, or come to know of any violation of the policy, you should contact the CONMED Legal Department immediately.

It is CONMED’s policy that no “material non-public information” be disclosed except by the limited number of corporate officers authorized to make such disclosures on behalf of the Company.  For most employees, including all officers and persons with access to material non-public information, this means that employees must maintain Company secrets and confidential information, and not use such information.

Restriction on Affiliates. 

From time to time, employees may be exposed to or have access to “material non-public information” within the meaning of the securities laws.  While the phrase is not precise, it is generally understood to apply to any non-public information that a reasonable investor would consider in making an investment decision.  For these purposes, the information need not be so important that it would alter an investment decision.  Rather, it is enough that an investor could “consider” the information in making an investment decision.  The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) is of the view that the following kinds of information, depending on circumstances, may be considered to be material: (1) earnings information; (2) mergers, acquisitions and changes in assets; (3) new products or developments regarding customers or suppliers; or (4) important contracts with customers.

At any given time, a wide range of employees may be aware of non-public information concerning one or more of these categories.  Whether that information is “material” is a legal conclusion that may entail consideration of factors of which not all employees may be aware, and may represent a conclusion some third party may reach after the fact with the benefit of hindsight.

As a practical matter, if you have any question or doubt as to whether you are in possession of material, non-public information, you should assume that you do, and not engage in any transaction, directly or indirectly, in CONMED securities of any kind (whether stock, buys, calls, or options).  You should also be careful not to disclose to anyone whatsoever any non-public information.  Persons who violate these rules not only place themselves at risk under CONMED policies, but may have committed, or aided a third party in committing, criminal conduct which is commonly referred to as “insider trading”.

Additional requirements apply to corporate “insiders” who have been notified separately of their additional obligations. Should you have any questions concerning CONMED’s policy in this regard, or come to know of any violation of the policy, you should contact the CONMED Legal Department immediately.

It is CONMED’s policy that no “material non-public information” be disclosed except by the limited number of corporate officers authorized to make such disclosures on behalf of the Company.  For most employees, including all officers and persons with access to material non-public information, this means that employees must maintain Company secrets and confidential information, and not use such information.

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Introducing the Hall® MicroFree® Cordless Small Bone Power System.

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Through extensive design testing with leading orthopedic surgeons1, we set out to create a cordless handpiece that makes it easier to perform with precision. The result is a system that provides freedom of motion in the familiar pencil-grip design with the performance and reliability you expect from Hall® Powered Instruments.

Cordless Precision

No longer restricted by an unwieldy cord, surgeons can now move freely and comfortably while performing precise drilling & sawing.

Precision

Rotating sagittal saw head for improved cutting angles.

Engineered For Optimal Balance

Based on surgeon feedback, the center of gravity was designed to improve balance and control while reducing muscle fatigue.1

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Say goodbye to your heavy, motion-restricting pistol-grip handpiece.  Part of CONMED’s Hall® MicroFree® Cordless Small Bone Power System, the NEW MicroFree® Wire Driver combines the comfort and precision of  a pencil-grip handpiece with cordless freedom of motion.

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Hall® Mini-Driver

Part of the MicroFree System, the Hall® Mini-Driver™ is a modular, pistol-grip handpiece for pin/wire-driving and drilling. Like all Hall products, the Mini-Driver features backward compatibility ensuring compatibility with highspeed handpiece attachments across all generations of Hall, eliminating the need for costly upgrades.

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