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Electronic Connector Company Conflict Minerals Statement

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August 30, 2013

To Whom It May Concern:

On August 22, 2012 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the regulations implementing the conflict minerals reporting obligations of Section 1502 of the U.S. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act. ECCO (Electronic Connector Company) is executing processes to quickly meet the requirements of these regulations and will be in compliance well before the initial reporting date of May 31, 2014.

ECCO, as a value-added distributor, does not purchase tin, tantalum, tungsten nor gold (3T&G) (which is necessary for some ECCO product functioning) directly from smelters or mines. Further, there are many supply chain layers that separate us from the smelters and mines from which these metals are sourced.

As an assembler/distributor we are in contact with the manufacturers we represent to determine the status of their compliance. Most responses indicate that reviews are in process at this time. We are aware that gold is used in contacts supplied with some of our connectors.

Please be assured we are focused on providing our customers with an ECCO Conflict Mineral Declaration and aligning our supply chain with the OECD framework (see OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas). We fully understand the importance of this issue and will continue gathering the information from our supply chain in order to proudly declare an ECCO Conflict Free Supply Chain.


Bernard Gizzi
Electronic Connector Co.