The United States Congress passed Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in
July 2010. Section 1502 of this legislation relates specifically to the use of conflict minerals
(collectively known as the 3TGs).
The term "3TGs" refer to specific minerals originating from mines controlled by armed groups in the
Democratic Republic of the Congo or adjoining countries. The specific minerals in question are:
Coltan (columbite-tantalite) and its derivatives (Tantalum)
Cassiterite and its derivatives (Tin)
Wolframite and its derivatives (Tungsten)
Based on the material composition and manufacturing our products in conjunction with our supplier
selection, it is considered highly unlikely that any conflict minerals are used in the manufacturing of
our products. However, Kimble Chase is dedicated to preventing the use of conflict minerals in its
products that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the
Congo (DRC) or in adjoining countries. We are committed to conducting a reasonable country of
origin inquiry with any suppliers that potentially utilize 3TG containing components in the
manufacture of products for Kimble Chase. If Kimble Chase becomes aware of a supplier whose
supply chain includes a 3TG metal from a conflict source, we will take reasonable steps to address the
situation, including the potential reassessment of the supplier relationship and alternative suppliers.
Kimble Chase will support the efforts by its customers to reach our common goal to build a socially
responsible supply chain.