On August 22, 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) put in place a set of rules for implementation of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act which, beginning in January 2013, requires publicly traded companies to disclose the use of conflict minerals in their products that originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or an adjoining country. The minerals listed under this provision are tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold. At the onset of this reform, manufacturers have acknowledged that their distributors are not authorized to provide the required data to the end customer, as traditional component distribution activities are not within the scope of the bill’s reporting requirements. As a distributor of products manufactured by other companies, CDM Electronics, Inc. is several levels removed from the purchase of any raw conflict minerals. However, we are fully aware of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and commitment to supply chain initiatives and have been working with our suppliers to obtain the necessary information to assist our customers in their due diligence responsibilities. We are encouraging all of our suppliers to support CDM Electronics, Inc. in these efforts in providing the necessary documentation as to the origin of their product components.