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GPC's Conflict Minerals Policy

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted rules to implement reporting and disclosure requirement related to “conflict minerals”, as directed by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, section 1502, in response to violence and human violations in the mining of certain minerals from the “Conflict Region”, which is situated in the Eastern portion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and all nine countries sharing Congo’s border.
The definition of “conflict minerals” refers to the 3TG, Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten and Gold, regardless of where they are sourced, processed or sold. The United Stated Secretary of State may designate other minerals in the future. GPC Electronics supports the humanitarian initiative of ending violent conflict in the DRC and surrounding countries.
GPC Electronics is committed to the responsible sourcing of the minerals above listed throughout our supply chain and to continue to enforce the SEC rules and regulations surrounding “conflict minerals” where possible.
GPC Electronics will undertake reasonable due-diligence within our supply chain to validate that our manufacturing processes are free of any conflict minerals and will continue to work with our suppliers for conformity.
GPC Electronics’ suppliers must pass this requirement onto their supply chain to determine the source of the above mentioned minerals if they do not source directly from smelters.
Christopher Janssen
Managing Director
GPC Electronics
February 10th 2016