In August 2012, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued its final rules regarding “Conflict Minerals” (known as ‘3TG’ – Tantalum, Tin, Tungsten and Gold) as defined in and required by section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Act”).
The Company is aware of its obligations with regards to laws and regulations regarding “Conflict Minerals”, and endeavours to establish the extent to which its products contain “Conflict Minerals” and whether such “Conflict Minerals” come from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and/or the adjoining countries named in the Act
The Company, being a Stockholder and Distributor, does not directly source or process “Conflict Minerals”.
As part of its due diligence, The Company has contacted its current supplier base to verify their continued compliance with the regulations. Based on the current information received the company declares that to the best of its knowledge that although some product may contain a small amount of “Conflict Minerals” in the form of recycled or scrap material, they do not contain metals sourced from the DRC or surrounding countries.
The situation will be reviewed annually and this statement up-dated accordingly.