Conflict Minerals

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Conflict Minerals

CEC Vibration Products Inc. (CEC) is required to comply with US federal conflict minerals requirements. In order to support our compliance, CEC is gathering information to report annually to our customers about the conflict minerals (tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold; also called “3TG”) from the Democratic Republic of Congo (“DRC”) or certain adjoining countries (called collectively “the DRC Region”) that may be contained in CEC products.

This document is intended to provide answers to questions about CEC’s conflict minerals efforts. For questions on the conflict minerals regulation, please refer to the following information:
• SEC Final Rule – Conflict Mineral: http://www.sec.gov/rules/final/2012/34-67716.pdf
• SEC Fact Sheet – Disclosing the Use of Conflict Minerals: http://www.sec.gov/News/Article/Detail/Article/1365171562058
• Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Frequently Asked Questions – Conflict Minerals: http://www.sec.gov/divisions/corpfin/guidance/conflictminerals-faq.htm

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are “conflict minerals”?
Conflict minerals are described as tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold (also referred to as “3TG”) contained in products that are manufactured or contracted to be manufactured.

2. What is CEC’s position on conflict minerals?
CEC is committed to ethical business conduct and the responsible sourcing of minerals through our supply chain. To support this, we are committed to sourcing components and materials from companies that share our values and comply with the legislation. We intend to comply with the federal requirements and we need your help to support our compliance.

3. What information is needed by CEC?
If you have tin, tantalum, tungsten and/or gold in products that you provide to CEC,
CEC will need you to complete a survey about conflict minerals in your products. Your help is needed in completing the surveys we send you and answering the questions relative to the source of the minerals contained in product(s) you supply to CEC. The survey is to be completed in specified format known as the “EICC-GeSI Reporting Template”. (Reference: http://www.conflictfreesourcing.org/conflict-minerals-reporting-template/) We recognize that this will require time and effort on the part of you and your suppliers. However, to obtain this information is a regulatory requirement for the majority of CEC’s customers whom are US publicly-traded companies. We thank you for your support as we work together to comply with the new rules.

Once you have a completed EICC-GeSI template (Version 2.0 or greater) for the product(s) you supply to CEC, you can email your completed template to: conflict_minerals@nullcecvp.com.