Conflict Minerals

Conflict Minerals Policy

On August 22, 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued the final conflict minerals rule under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Rule”).  The Rule requires publicly traded companies to report annually the presence of conflict minerals (tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold, or commonly referred to as “3TG”) in their products originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjoining countries if the 3TG is necessary to the functionality or production of such products.

It is the policy of our Company to comply with the disclosure and reporting requirements of the Rule.  As part of our policy, we require our suppliers to engage in due diligence of their supply chain to understand and report the 3TG content of their parts supplied to our Company. 

Our Company is gathering the data from our suppliers that is necessary for our Company to provide as thorough an annual report as possible.  We will continue to evaluate this policy and collaborate with trade organizations to share information that aids with Rule compliance requirements.  It is the goal of our Company to meet all regulatory requirements while promoting our cultural values.

Conflict Minerals

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Conflict Minerals Reporting Requirements

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Conflict Minerals Reporting Template

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AAM Conflict Minerals Report

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AAM Conflict Minerals Policy

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