To follow regulations that impose disclosure and due diligence requirements on publicly-traded companies that manufacture products containing certain minerals designated as "Conflict Minerals" WireMasters has the following Conflict Materials Letter:
On August 22, 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") adopted final rules implementing Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. These rules impose disclosure and due diligence requirements on publicly-traded companies that manufacture products containing certain minerals designated as "conflict minerals": gold, columbite-tantalite (coltan), cassiterite, wolframite, and their derivatives, tantalum, tin, and tungsten, that have been mined or smelted in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the "DRC"), Republic of Congo, Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda or Zambia.
As a result of these rules, WireMasters is required to conduct due diligence inquiries of its supply chain regarding conflict minerals that are included in any products, materials or supplies that are delivered to WireMasters on or after January 1, 2013.
WireMasters has made inquiries to our suppliers and to the best of our knowledge none of the minerals used originates from any of the restricted conflict areas.