The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (the “Company”) has established policies and procedures for the receipt, retention and treatment of Whistleblower complaints. This policy describes the confidential process through which suspected violations of law, accounting irregularity, or any other wrongdoings may be reported. Such concerns may be put in writing, using the form available through the link below. The Company also provides access to a confidential, anonymous hotline (1-888-475-8376) for reporting suspected violations. All calls will be answered by an outside company and can be handled on a completely confidential basis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. While the Company encourages reporting of any suspected issues, we are proud to report that there have been no Whistleblower complaints filed in the last five years.