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Conflict Minerals Policy

The final rule regarding the sourcing of conflict minerals under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("the Dodd-Frank Act") was approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and implements the statute's objective of reducing funds used by armed groups that abuse human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries ("Covered Countries").

As a result, SGI and other companies are required to publicly disclose the use of conflict minerals from "Covered Countries" in the products we manufacture or contract to have manufactured, if the conflict minerals are necessary to the functionality or production of the product.

SGI is committed to compliance with the rule and legislation and has implemented a due-diligence process to meet our obligations. SGI's goal is to eliminate conflict minerals from Covered Countries in its products and SGI supports its suppliers in seeking a mutually sustainable solution for its entire supply chain, including its indirect suppliers, by providing education, guidance and a supplier portal for the submission of conflict minerals information.

SGI's first report was filed with the SEC on June 2, 2014 for the 2013 calendar year and is filed annually thereafter, as required by law.

For more details, please see the SEC Conflicts Minerals Rule announcement.