A. O. SMITH CORPORATION

Financial Code of Ethics  

Recognizing my responsibilities as a senior financial officer / officer of A. O. Smith to the Company, its stakeholders and to the public, I will: 

               Provide constituents with information that is accurate, complete, objective, relevant, timely and understandable. 
 

               Act with honesty and integrity, avoiding actual or apparent conflicts of interest with the Company in personal and professional relationships. 
 

               Comply with rules and regulations of federal, state, provincial and local governments, and other appropriate private and public regulatory agencies. 
 

               Act in good faith, responsibly, with due care, competence and diligence, without misrepresenting material facts or allowing my independent judgment to be subordinated. 
 

               Respect the confidentiality of information acquired in the course of my work except when authorized or otherwise legally obligated to disclose.  Confidential information acquired in the course of my work will not be used for personal advantage. 
 

               Proactively promote ethical behavior.

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Senior Financial Officer/Officer