Conflict Minerals Policy Statement

Youngers and Sons Manufacturing, Co., Inc. is committed to the responsible sourcing of “conflict minerals” from our supply chain and ultimately to our customers. It is our intent to comply with the underlying SEC rules and regulations surrounding “conflict minerals” as related to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and related 2012 United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules. As a private company, Youngers and Sons is not required to submit various reports directly to the Securities and Exchange Commission, many of our OEM customers are required to do so. Through a spirit of cooperation in an attempt to end violence and human rights violations in the mining of certain minerals currently defined by the United States Secretary of State as gold, tin, tungsten, and tantalum; we will perform due diligence in sourcing these materials in order to aid our OEM customers in their response to the SEC reporting requirements as set forth in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and related 2012 SEC rules. As such our suppliers will be required to declare that their products supplied to us either:

  1. Do NOT contain gold, tin tungsten or tantalum, or;
  2. If they do contain these minerals; that these minerals originate from non-conflict areas or from smelters that have been validated to be conflict free.

Youngers and Sons will evaluate its relationship with its suppliers on an on-going basis to ensure continued compliance with this policy. Youngers and Sons reserves the right to request additional documentation from its suppliers regarding the source of any “conflict minerals” included in its products. Suppliers who do not comply with these requirements shall be reviewed by Youngers and Sons to potentially end future business opportunities.

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