In August 2012, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the final rule regarding the sourcing of conflict minerals as defined in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Section 1502. Under this rule, Conflict Minerals are essentially tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold that are mined either in the Democratic Republic of Congo (“DRC”) or one of nine African nations that are contiguous with the DRC (the “DRC Region”). The goal of the SEC rule is to help end civil conflict and human rights abuses in the DRC Region committed by armed militant groups by denying revenue to those groups that derive their funding from control of mines in the DRC Region that produce Conflict Minerals. Acculogic Inc. purchases small amounts of solder used in electronics manufacturing solely in North America, and only from established distributors of electronic products. So, we must rely on the source information provided by these suppliers. Acculogic endeavors not to purchase any material containing conflict minerals. We are implementing reasonable due diligence processes to understand if “conflict minerals” are being used within our supply chain. We are requiring our direct suppliers to increase the transparency of the materials they provide to Acculogic. We will continue to work closely with customers, and suppliers to secure good practices. All suppliers to Acculogic are required to comply with the SEC rule in respect to conflict materials.