Conflict Minerals Statement
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules require companies to disclose the extent to which the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture contain conflict minerals sourced from mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries. Conflict minerals include tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold, which are used in many electronic components and computer products.
As a global seller of electronic components and embedded subsystems, Raycom promotes the traceability of these minerals and the transparency of the supply chain. Raycom firmly believes that its customers should be fully informed about the products they purchase. While Raycom is not able to certify as to the country of origin of the minerals contained in all products manufactured by Raycom's suppliers, Raycom is committed to working with its customers to supply products that meet the customer's specifications.
With respect to those aspects of Raycom's business that manufactures or contract to manufactures products that could contain conflict minerals, Raycom does not directly purchase any conflict minerals from any source and endeavors not to only purchase products that contain conflict minerals. Raycom expects its suppliers to these aspects of its business to only source minerals from responsible sources and provide Raycom with proper verification of the country of origin and source of the materials used in the products they supply to it. Raycom fully understands the importance of this issue to its customers and is committed to supply chain initiatives and overall corporate social responsibility and sustainability efforts that work towards a conflict-free supply chain. Raycom is encouraging all of its suppliers to likewise support these efforts and make information on the origin of their product components easily accessible on their websites.