COMMUNITY SHORES BANK CORPORATION
CODE OF ETHICS
Community Shores Bank
Corporation’s Code of Ethics sets forth the guiding principles by which we intend to operate our company and conduct our
daily business with our shareholders, customers, vendors and with each other. These principles apply to all of the directors, officers
and employees of Community Shores Bank Corporation and all of its subsidiaries (referred to as the “Company”).
Complying with Laws, Regulations, Policies
All directors, officers
and employees of the Company are expected to understand, respect and comply with all of the laws, regulations, policies and procedures
that apply to them in their position with the Company. Employees are responsible for talking to their managers or compliance officer
to determine which laws, regulations and Company policies apply to their position and what training is necessary to understand
and comply with them.
Conflicts of Interest
All directors, officers
and employees of the Company should avoid any action or interest that conflicts or gives the appearance of a conflict with the
Company’s interests. A “conflict of interest” exists whenever an individual’s private interests interfere
or conflict in any way (or even appear to interfere or conflict) with the interests of the Company. A conflict situation can arise
when an employee, officer or director takes action or has interests that may make it difficult to perform his or her work for the
Company objectively and effectively. Conflicts of interest may also arise when a director, officer, or employee or a member of
his or her family receives improper personal benefits as a result of his or her position with the Company, whether from a third
party or from the Company. Employees are encouraged to utilize the Company's products and services, but this must be done on an
arm’s length basis.
Conflicts of interest
may not always be clear-cut, so if a question arises, an officer or employee should consult with their supervisor or manager. Any
employee, officer or director who becomes aware of a conflict or potential conflict should bring it to the attention of a supervisor,
manager or other appropriate personnel, and take reasonable steps to handle the conflict of interest in an ethical manner that
avoids the conflict having an adverse affect on the Company.
and employees are prohibited from (a) taking for themselves personally opportunities that properly belong to the Company or are
discovered through the use of corporate property, information, or position; (b) using corporate property, information or position
for personal gain; and (c) competing with the Company. Directors, officers and employees owe a duty to the Company to advance the
Company's legitimate interests when the opportunity to do so arises.
and employees must maintain the confidentiality of confidential information entrusted to them by the Company or its suppliers or
customers, except when disclosure is specifically required by laws, regulations, or legal proceedings. Confidential information
includes all non-public information that might be of use to competitors of the Company or its customers or employees if disclosed.
We seek to outperform
our competition fairly and honestly. We seek competitive advantages through superior and diligent performance, never through unethical
or illegal business practices. Stealing proprietary information, possessing or utilizing trade secret information that was obtained
without the owner’s consent or inducing such disclosures by past or present employees of other companies is prohibited.
Each director, officer
and employee is expected to deal fairly with the Company's customers, suppliers, competitors, officers and employees. No one should
take unfair advantage of anyone through manipulation, concealment, abuse of privileged information, misrepresentation of material
facts or any other unfair dealing.
Protection and Proper Use of Assets
and employees should take reasonable steps to protect the Company’s assets and provide for their efficient use. All of the
Company's assets should be used for legitimate business purposes.
Public Company Reporting
As a public company,
it is important that the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and other public communications be
accurate and timely. Depending on their position with the Company, an employee, officer or director may be called upon to provide
necessary information to assist the Company in making its public reports and other public communications complete, fair and understandable.
The Company expects employees, officers and directors to take this responsibility seriously and to provide prompt accurate answers
to inquiries related to the Company's public disclosure requirements.
Financial Statements and Other Records
All of the Company’s
books, records, accounts and financial statements should be maintained in reasonable detail, appropriately reflect the Company’s
transactions and conform both to applicable legal requirements and to the Company’s system of internal controls. Unrecorded
or “off the books” funds or assets should not be maintained unless permitted by applicable law or regulation. Records
should be retained or destroyed according to the Company’s record retention policies.
III. REPORTING ILLEGAL OR UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR
and directors who suspect or know of violations of this Code or illegal or unethical business or workplace conduct by employees,
officers or directors have an obligation to contact their supervisor or superiors. If the individuals to whom such information
is conveyed are not responsive, or if there is a reason to believe that reporting to such individuals is inappropriate in particular
cases, then the employee, officer or director may contact the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company. In addition,
the employee, officer or director may utilize the telephone line (1-866-294-3557) or the website (www.ethicspoint.com) of the anonymous
Hotline established by the Company to report violations of this Code, violations of Company policies, or to share other concerns
to the Company. The Hotline is operated by EthicsPoint, an independent company that is not related to the Company.
The Company prohibits
retaliation of any kind against individuals who have made good faith reports or complaints of violation of this Code or other known
or suspected illegal or unethical conduct.
IV. Amendment, Modification and Waiver
This Code may be amended
or modified by the Board of Directors of the Company. Waivers of this Code for directors or executive officers may only be granted
by the Board of Directors. Waivers of this Code that relate to the Company's principal executive officer, principal financial officer,
principal accounting officer or controller, or persons performing similar functions, or to directors or other executive officers
of the Company will be publicly disclosed, with the reasons for the waiver, to the extent required by the Securities Exchange Act
of 1934 and the rules under the Act.