Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and the Securities and Exchange Commission Rules adopted in connection therewith, require certain corporations to report the use of “Conflict Minerals” in the manufacture of their products. Generally, Conflict Minerals collectively refers to cassiterite, columbite-tantalite, gold, wolframite, or their derivatives, including tantalum, tin and tungsten, which originate from the Democratic Republic of the Congo or specified adjoining countries.
While Iridian, as a privately held corporation, is not subject to the Conflict Minerals rules and reporting requirements, we understand that our customers may be, and we are committed to helping our customers comply with their reporting requirements.
In order to determine if our manufactured products contain Conflict Minerals, we have conducted a survey of our key suppliers to ascertain their use of any Conflict Minerals in the materials they supply to us. The results of that survey demonstrate that our key suppliers do not use Conflict Minerals in the materials they supply to us. Consequently, we can in turn represent that, to the best of our knowledge, our products do not contain Conflict Minerals.
Iridian will continue to work with our key suppliers to ensure that we are able to identify the use of Conflict Minerals in our supply chain, and the representations made in this compliance statement remain accurate.