Supplier Quality

Conflict Minerals Compliance.  Company represents and warrants that none of the materials it supplies or will supply to SSC or SSC’s affiliates hereunder or pursuant to a Purchase Order issued by SSC or its affiliate will contain any Conflict Minerals (as defined below) and that no Conflict Minerals will be used or purchased for use by Company in a product manufactured or contracted to be manufactured by Company hereunder or pursuant to a Purchase Order issued by SSC or its affiliate where such Conflict Minerals are necessary to the functionality or production of the product manufactured or contracted to be manufactured by Company hereunder or pursuant to a Purchase Order issued by SSC or its affiliate.  Company shall ensure that each of its suppliers of materials necessary to the functionality or production of the product manufactured or contracted to be manufactured by Company hereunder or pursuant to a Purchase Order issued by SSC or its affiliate complies with the obligations contained in this paragraph.  In addition, Company agrees to provide SSC and its affiliates with such assistance and cooperation, as is reasonably necessary, in order for SSC and its affiliates to fully comply with the Conflict Minerals Law (as defined below).  Without limiting the foregoing, the assistance and cooperation to be provided by Company to SSC and its affiliates pursuant to this paragraph shall include assistance and cooperation with a country-of-origin inquiry for any minerals used or purchased for use by Company in a product manufactured or contracted to be manufactured by Company hereunder or pursuant to a Purchase Order issued by SSC or its affiliate, and producing information and documentation requested by SSC and/or its affiliates or any third party hired by SSC and/or its affiliates to assist with compliance with the Conflict Minerals Law.  For purposes of this paragraph the following terms have the following meanings:

“Conflict Minerals” means (a) columbite-tantalite (coltan), cassiterite, gold, wolframite, or their derivatives, which include tantalum, tin and tungsten, unless the Secretary of State of the USA determines that additional derivatives are financing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or a country that shares an internationally recognized border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (i.e. Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, The Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia); or (b) any other mineral or its derivatives determined by the Secretary of State of the USA to be financing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or a country that shares an internationally recognized border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

“Conflict Minerals Law” means Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, as it may be amended from time to time, and any regulations, rules, decisions or orders relating thereto adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission or successor governmental agency responsible for adopting regulations relating thereto.

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