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Code of business conduct and ethics

1. Introduction

The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Flora Growth Corp. (the “Company”) has adopted this Code of  Business Conduct and Ethics (this “Code”), as amended from time to time by the Board, which is applicable to all of  the Company’s directors, officers and employees, to:

  • promote honest and ethical conduct, including the ethical handling of actual or apparent conflicts of  interest between personal and professional relationships;
  • promote the full, fair, accurate, timely and understandable disclosure in reports and documents that  the Company files with, or submits to, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), as  well as in other public communications made by or on behalf of the Company;
  • promote compliance with applicable governmental laws, rules and regulations;  ∙ deter wrongdoing; and
  • require prompt internal reporting of breaches of, and accountability for adherence to, this Code.

In addition to following this Code in all aspects of business activities, the Company’s directors, officers and  employees are expected to seek guidance in any situation where there is a question regarding compliance issues,  whether with the letter or the spirit of the Company’s policies and applicable laws. Cooperation with this Code is  essential to the continued success of the Company’s business and the cultivation and maintenance of its reputation as  a good corporate citizen. Misconduct is never justified, even where sanctioned or ordered by an officer or other  individual in a position of higher management. No individual, regardless of stature or position, can authorize actions  that are illegal, or that jeopardize or violate Company standards. This Code sets forth general principles of conduct  and ethics and is intended to work in conjunction with the policies and procedures that are covered in the Company’s  specific policy statements.

Nothing in this Code prohibits the Company’s directors, officers or employees from reporting possible  violations of Canadian or United States federal, state, or provincial law or regulation to any governmental agency or  entity, including but not limited to the United States Department of Justice, the SEC, and any agency Inspector  General, or making other disclosures that are protected under the whistleblower provisions of any applicable law or  regulation. No prior authorization from the Company is needed to make any such reports or disclosures and there is  no duty to notify the Company that any such reports or disclosures have been made. The Company has a no-tolerance  policy for retaliation against persons who raise good faith compliance, ethics or related issues.

This Code may be amended and modified from time to time by the Board. In this Code, references to the  “Company” mean Flora Growth Corp. and, in appropriate context, the Company’s subsidiaries.

2. Honest, Ethical and Fair Conduct

Each person subject to this Code owes a duty to the Company to act with integrity. Integrity requires, among  other things, being honest, fair and candid. Deceit, dishonesty and subordination of principle are inconsistent with  integrity. Service to the Company should never be subordinated to violations of laws or regulations, unscrupulous  dealings or to personal gain and advantage.  

Each person subject to this Code must:

a. act with integrity, including being honest and candid while still maintaining the confidentiality of  the Company’s information where required or when in the Company’s interests;

b. observe all applicable governmental laws, rules and regulations;

c. comply with the requirements of applicable accounting and auditing standards, as well as Company  policies, in order to maintain a high standard of accuracy and completeness in the Company’s  financial records and other business-related information and data;

d. adhere to a high standard of business ethics and not seek competitive advantage through unlawful  or unethical business practices;

e. deal fairly with the Company’s customers, suppliers, competitors, employees and independent  contractors;

f. refrain from taking advantage of anyone through manipulation, concealment, abuse of privileged  information, misrepresentation of material facts or any other unfair-dealing practice;

g. protect the assets of the Company and ensure their proper use;

h. until such time that such person ceases to be an employee, officer or director of the Company, to  first present to the Company for the Company’s consideration, prior to presentation to any other  entity, any business opportunity, but only if such opportunity is suitable for the Company, subject  to the Company’s certificate of incorporation and bylaws in effect at such time and subject to any  other fiduciary or contractual obligations such employee, officer or director may have; and

i. avoid actual or apparent conflicts between personal, private interests and the interests of the  Company, wherever possible, including receiving improper personal benefits as a result of his or  her position, except as may be allowed under guidelines or resolutions approved by the Board (or  the appropriate committee of the Board) or as disclosed in the Company’s public filings with the  SEC. Anything that would be a conflict for a person subject to this Code also will be a conflict for  a member of his or her immediate family or any other close relative.

Examples of conflict of interest situations include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • any significant ownership interest in any supplier or customer;
  • any consulting or employment relationship with any supplier or customer;
  • the receipt of any money, non-nominal gifts or excessive entertainment from any entity  with which the Company has current or prospective business dealings;
  • selling anything to the Company or buying anything from the Company, except on the  same terms and conditions as a third party would buy or sell a comparable item in an arm’s length transaction;
  • any other financial transaction, arrangement or relationship (including any indebtedness or  guarantee of indebtedness) involving the Company; and
  • any other circumstance, event, relationship or situation in which the personal interest of a  person subject to this Code interferes, or even appears to interfere, with the interests of the  Company as a whole.

Any material transaction or relationship that reasonably could be expected to give rise to a conflict  of interest shall be promptly disclosed to the Board.

3. Confidentiality

The Company’s directors, officers and employees must maintain and protect the confidentiality of  information entrusted to them by the Company, or that otherwise comes into their possession, while carrying out their  duties and responsibilities, except when disclosure is authorized by the Company or legally mandated.

Confidential information encompasses all non-public information (including, for example, “inside  information” or information that third-parties have entrusted to the Company) that may be of use to competitors, or  may otherwise be harmful to the Company or its key stakeholders, if disclosed. Financial information is of special  sensitivity and should under all circumstances be considered confidential, except where its disclosure is approved by  the Company or when the information has been publicly disseminated.

4. Disclosure

The Company strives to ensure that the contents of and the disclosures in the reports and documents that the  Company files with the SEC and other public communications shall be full, fair, accurate, timely and understandable  in accordance with applicable disclosure standards, including standards of materiality, where appropriate. Each person  subject to this Code must:

  • not knowingly misrepresent, or cause others to misrepresent, facts about the Company to others,  whether within or outside the Company, including to the Company’s independent registered public  accountants, governmental regulators, self-regulating organizations and other governmental  officials, as appropriate; and
  • in relation to his or her area of responsibility, properly review and critically analyze proposed  disclosure for accuracy and completeness.

In addition to the foregoing, the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Company and  each subsidiary of the Company (or persons performing similar functions), if any, and each other person that typically  is involved in the financial reporting of the Company, must familiarize himself or herself with the disclosure  requirements applicable to the Company as well as the business and financial operations of the Company.

Each person subject to this Code must promptly bring to the attention of the Board any information he or she  may have concerning (a) significant deficiencies in the design or operation of internal and/or disclosure controls that  could adversely affect the Company’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial data or (b) any fraud  that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the Company’s financial reporting,  disclosures or internal controls.

5. Compliance

It is the Company’s obligation and policy to comply with all applicable governmental laws, rules and  regulations. 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 positions with the Company.  Employees are responsible for talking to their supervisors to determine which laws, regulations and Company policies  apply to their position and what training is necessary to understand and comply with them.

Directors, officers and employees are directed to specific policies and procedures available to persons they  supervise.

6. Reporting and Accountability

The Board is responsible for applying this Code to specific situations in which questions are presented to it  and has the authority to interpret this Code in any particular situation. Any person who becomes aware of any existing  or potential breach of this Code is required to notify the Board promptly. Failure to do so is, in and of itself, a breach  of this Code.  

Specifically, each person subject to this Code must:

  • Notify the Board promptly of any existing or potential violation of this Code.
  • Not retaliate against any other person for reports of potential violations that are made in good faith.

The Company will follow the following procedures in investigating and enforcing this Code and in reporting  on this Code:

  • The Board will take all appropriate action to investigate any breaches reported to it.
  • Upon determination by the Board that a breach has occurred, the Board (by majority decision) will  take or authorize such disciplinary or preventive action as it deems appropriate, after consultation  with the Company’s internal or external legal counsel, up to and including dismissal or, in the event  of criminal or other serious violations of law, notification to the SEC or other appropriate law  enforcement authorities.

No person following the above procedure shall, as a result of following such procedure, be subject by the  Company or any officer or employee thereof to discharge, demotion, suspension, threat, harassment or, in any manner,  discrimination against such person in terms and conditions of employment.

7. Waivers and Amendments

Any waiver (defined below) or implicit waiver (defined below) from a provision of this Code for any director,  or the principal executive officer, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer or controller of the Company,  or persons performing similar functions, and any amendment (defined below) of this Code, must be approved by the  Board and must be disclosed through a press release or in a report on Form 6-K or in the Company’s next report on  Form 20-F or Form 40-F, or on the Company’s website, as required by applicable laws, rules and regulations and in  the manner required thereby.

A “waiver” means the approval by the Board of a material departure from a provision of this Code. An  “implicit waiver” means the Company’s failure to take action within a reasonable period of time regarding a material  departure from a provision of this Code that has been made known to an executive officer of the Company. An  “amendment” means any amendment to this Code other than minor technical, administrative or other non-substantive  amendments hereto.

Any request for a waiver of any provision of this Code must be in writing and addressed to the Board. All  persons subject to this Code should note that it is not the Company’s intention to grant or permit waivers from the  requirements of this Code. The Company expects full compliance with this Code.

8. Insider Information and Securities Trading

The Company’s directors, officers and employees who have access to material, non-public information are not permitted to use that information for security trading purposes or for any purpose unrelated to the Company’s business. It is also against the law to trade or to “tip” others who might make an investment decision based on inside company information. For example, using non-public information to buy or sell Company securities, options in Company securities or the securities of any Company supplier, customer, competitor or potential target is prohibited. The consequences of insider trading violations can be severe. These rules also apply to the use of material, non-public information about other companies (including, for example, the Company’s customers, competitors, potential business partners and potential targets). In addition to directors, officers and employees, these rules apply to each such person’s spouse, children, parents and siblings, as well as any other family members living in such person’s home.

9. Financial Statements and Other Records

All of the Company’s books, records, accounts and financial statements must be maintained in reasonable  detail, must appropriately reflect the Company’s transactions and must both conform 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 always be retained or destroyed according to the Company’s record retention policies. In  accordance with those policies, in the event of litigation or governmental investigation, please consult the Board or  the Company’s internal or external legal counsel.

10. Improper Influence on Conduct of Audits

No director or officer, or any other person acting under the direction thereof, shall directly or indirectly take  any action to coerce, manipulate, mislead or fraudulently influence any public or certified public accountant engaged  in the performance of an audit or review of the financial statements of the Company or take any action that such person  knows or should know that if successful could result in rendering the Company’s financial statements materially  misleading. Any person who believes such improper influence is being exerted should report such action to such  person’s supervisor, or if that is impractical under the circumstances, to any of the Company’s directors.

Types of conduct that could constitute improper influence include, but are not limited to, directly or  indirectly:

  • Offering or paying bribes or other financial incentives, including future employment or contracts  for non-audit services;
  • Providing an auditor with an inaccurate or misleading legal analysis;
  • Threatening to cancel or canceling existing non-audit or audit engagements if the auditor objects to  the Company’s accounting;
  • Seeking to have a partner removed from the audit engagement because the partner objects to the  Company’s accounting;
  • Blackmailing; and
  • Making physical threats.

11. Anti-Corruption Laws

The Company complies with the anti-corruption laws of the countries in which it does business, including  the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (Canada) (“CFPOA”) and the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of  1977 (“FCPA”). Directors, officers, employees and agents, such as third-party sales representatives, shall not take or  cause to be taken any action that would reasonably result in the Company not complying with such anti-corruption  laws, including the CFPOA and FCPA. If you are authorized to engage agents on the Company’s behalf, you are  responsible for ensuring they are reputable and for obtaining a written agreement for them to uphold the Company’s  standards in this area.

12. Violations

The Board will investigate any reported violations and will oversee an appropriate response, including  corrective action and preventative measures. Any director, officer or employee who violates this Code will face  appropriate, case specific disciplinary action, which may include demotion or discharge. Such action is in addition to  any civil or criminal liability which might be imposed by any court or regulatory agency.

13. Other Policies and Procedures

Any other policy or procedure set out by the Company in writing or made generally known to employees,  officers or directors of the Company prior to the date hereof or hereafter are separate requirements and remain in full  force and effect.

14. Inquiries

All inquiries and questions in relation to this Code or its applicability to particular people or situations should  be addressed to the Board, or such other compliance officer as shall be designated from time to time by the Board.