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CODE OF BUSINESS CONDUCT AND ETHICS


INTRODUCTION.


CytRx Corporation and its subsidiaries (the "Company") will conduct its business honestly and ethically wherever we operate. We will constantly attempt to improve the quality of our services, products and operations and will maintain a reputation for honesty, fairness, respect, responsibility, integrity, trust and sound business judgment. No illegal or unethical conduct on the part of our directors, officers or employees or their affiliates is in the Company's best interest. The Company will not compromise its principles for short-term advantage. The honest and ethical performance of the Company is the sum of the ethics of the men and women who work here. Therefore, we are all expected to adhere to high standards of personal integrity.


This Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (this "Code") covers a wide range of business practices and procedures. It does not cover every issue that may arise, but it sets out basic principles to guide all directors, officers and employees of the Company. All of our directors, officers and employees must conduct themselves accordingly and seek to avoid even the appearance of improper behavior. This Code should also be provided to and followed by the Company's other agents and representatives, including consultants.


In accordance with applicable law and stock exchange regulations, this Code will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), posted on the Company's website and/or otherwise made available for examination by our stockholders.


1. COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS.


Obeying the law, both in letter and in spirit, is the foundation on which the Company's ethical standards are built. All directors, officers and employees must respect and obey the laws of the United States and of the cities, states and countries in which we operate. In particular, all directors, officers and employees must comply with federal securities laws, rules and regulations that govern the Company.


2. AVOIDANCE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST.


The Company's directors, officers and employees must never permit their personal interests to conflict, or even appear to conflict, with the interests of the Company. A "conflict of interest" exists when a person's private interests interfere in any way, or even appear to interfere, with the Company's interests. A conflict situation can arise when a director, officer or employee takes actions, or has interests, that may make it difficult to perform his or her Company work 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. Loans to, or guarantees of the obligations of, directors, officers and employees and their family members may create conflicts of interest and may also be illegal.


For example, it is a conflict of interest for a director, officer or employee to work simultaneously for a competitor or customer, even as a consultant or board member. Each director, officer and employee must be particularly careful to avoid representing the Company in any transaction with a third party with whom the director, officer or employee has any outside business affiliation or relationship. The best policy is to avoid any direct or indirect business connection with our customers and competitors, except on our behalf.


Conflicts of interest (including both actual and apparent conflicts of interest) are prohibited under this Code except in limited cases under guidelines or exceptions specifically approved in advance by the Company's Board of Directors.


Conflicts of interest may not always be clear-cut, so if you have a question, you should consult with our General Counsel. Our General Counsel's telephone number and address are set forth in Section 15 below. Any director, officer or employee who becomes aware of any transaction or relationship that is a conflict of interest or a potential conflict of interest should bring it to the attention of our General Counsel.


3. BRIBES, KICKBACKS AND GIFTS.


No bribes, kickbacks or other similar remuneration or consideration may be given to any person or organization in order to attract or influence business activity. The United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prohibits giving anything of value, directly or indirectly, to officials of foreign governments or foreign political candidates in order to obtain or retain business. Therefore, this Code strictly prohibits making illegal payments to government officials of any country.


The Company's directors, officers and employees are also prohibited from receiving or providing gifts, gratuities, fees or bonuses as an inducement to attract or influence business activity. No entertainment should ever be offered, given or accepted by any director, officer or employee (or any family member of any such person) in connection with our business activities unless it: (a) is consistent with customary business practices; (b) is not excessive in value; (c) cannot be construed as a bribe or payoff; and (d) does not violate any laws or regulations. Please discuss with our General Counsel any entertainment that you are not certain is appropriate.


4. CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.


Our directors, officers and employees will often come into contact with, or have possession of, confidential information about the Company or our suppliers, customers or affiliates, and they must take all appropriate steps to assure that the confidentiality of such information is maintained. Confidential information includes all nonpublic information that might be of use to competitors or harmful to the Company if disclosed. It also includes nonpublic information that our suppliers, customers or affiliates have entrusted to us.


Confidential information, whether it belongs to the Company or any of our suppliers, customers or affiliates, may include, among other things, strategic business plans, actual operating results, projections of future operating results, marketing strategies, customer lists, personnel records, proposed acquisitions and divestitures, new investments, changes in dividend policies, the proposed issuance of additional securities, management changes or manufacturing costs, processes and methods. Confidential information about our Company and other companies, individuals and entities must be treated with sensitivity and discretion and only be disclosed to persons within the Company whose positions require use of that information or if disclosure is required by applicable laws, rules and regulations. You should
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