Doc CMD.02 Rev A August 1st
CONFLICT MINERALS POLICY
In 2010, the U.S. Dodd-Frank Act was passed concerning “Conflict Minerals*” originating from
the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or “adjoining countries**”. The SEC has
published final rules associated with the disclosure of the source of Conflict Minerals by U.S.
publicly traded companies. The rules reference the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for
Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, which
guides suppliers to establish policies, due diligence frameworks, and management systems.
Parallel Wireless Inc., as a privately owned company, is not subject to the Conflict Minerals
rules and reporting requirements enforced since May 2014. However we understand that our
customers may be, and we are committed to helping our customers comply with their reporting
In order to confirm if our products contain Conflict Minerals, Parallel Wireless Inc. has
conducted a survey with our key suppliers to ascertain their use, if any, of these minerals in the
products that they supply us. The results of this effort demonstrated that our key suppliers do not
use Conflict Minerals in the products they supply to us.
Parallel Wireless Inc. has initiated a program to require our suppliers to provide us with
completed Conflict Minerals declarations using the industry-standard EICC/GeSI Conflict
Minerals Reporting template. Consequently,we can in turn represent that, to the best of our
knowledge, our products do not contain Conflict Minerals.
Parallel Wireless Inc. will continue to work with our key suppliers to ensure that we are able to
identify the use ofConflict Minerals and our position as stated above remains accurate.
If you should need a copy of the EICC/GeSI report please contact your Parallel Wireless Inc.
* “conflict minerals” are defined as (A) columbite-
tantalite, also known as coltan (the metal ore from which
tantalum is extracted); cassiterite (the metal ore from which tin is extracted); gold; wolframite (the metal ore from
which tungsten is extracted); or their derivatives; or (B) any other mineral or its derivatives determined by the
Secretary of State to be financing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country.
** “adjoining country” is defined as a country that shares an internationally recognized border with the DRC, which
presently includes Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan,
Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.