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New Process Corporation (NPC) supports worldwide concerns that metals mined in conflict areas of the
Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) may be making their way into the electronics supply chain. NPC
works with its suppliers to ensure that they do not knowingly obtain Gold, Columbite-Tantalum, Wolframite
or Cassiterite from conflict areas of the DRC. NPC is continually surveying our supply chain regarding sourcing
and procurement of Gold, Columbite-Tantalum, Wolframite and Cassiterite as well with their derivatives Tin,
Tungsten and Tantalum. While NPC makes every effort to abstain from use of these conflict minerals, due to
traceability issues, NPC cannot verify with 100% certainty that our supply chain is Conflict Free until better
oversight in the DRC and a more transparent supply chain may be established.