The Board of Directors of Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the "Company") sets high standards for the Company's employees, officers and directors. Sound corporate governance is fundamental to this philosophy. It is the duty of the Board of Directors to serve as a prudent fiduciary for shareholders and to oversee the management of the Company's business. To fulfill its responsibilities and to discharge its duty, the Board of Directors follows the procedures and standards that are set forth in these guidelines. These guidelines are subject to modification from time to time as the Board of Directors deems appropriate in the best interests of the Company or as required by applicable laws and regulations.