Our Board of Directors believes that sound governance practices and policies provide an important framework to assist the Board and management in fulfilling their duties to shareholders. Our Board has adopted many "best practices" in the area of corporate governance, including: separate Board committees for each of the areas of audit, governance, and executive compensation; written charters for each committee; a code of business conduct; and corporate governance guidelines. These governance controls were built upon a strong foundation of internal financial and compliance controls developed over the years. We continue to review and improve our corporate governance policies and practices to keep them current with the latest legal requirements and the “best practices” of other public companies.

Our governance practices and policies reflect ONEOK’s strong commitment to our shareholders, employees and community. We are committed to the highest level of ethical standards in everything we do.