Conflict Minerals Statement

September 2013


Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires publicly traded companies to report their use of “Conflict Minerals” (Tantalum, Tin, Gold and Tungsten, or “3TG”) to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Although the conflict minerals rule technically applies only to public traded companies we understand that it will have a significant impact on any company anywhere in the world, public or private, that is a part of a public companies supply chain. While ASTRO INDUSTRIES, INC. is not required to report to the SEC, we are working closely with our direct suppliers to trace materials back to their origin in order to ensure proper and responsible sourcing.

The majority of our suppliers have stated their supply chains are “Conflict Free”; either their products do not contain the aforementioned metals or these metals do not originate from areas of conflict.

ASTRO INDUSTRIES, INC. certifies that to the best of our knowledge we do not supply any product with any of the “3TG Conflict Minerals” (Tantalum, Tin, Gold and Tungsten) that originate, are sourced or smelted from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) or surrounding conflict areas.