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Apr 30, 2014

SEC Staff Issues Statement on Effect of Court Decision on Conflict Minerals Rule

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On April 29, 2014, the SEC Division of Corporation Finance (the “Division”) issued a statement on the effect of a recent decision by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (the “Court”) on the SEC’s reporting requirements regarding conflict minerals originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the “DRC”) and adjoining countries (the “Conflict Minerals Rule”). The Division expects companies to file all reports required under the Conflict Minerals Rule by the June 2, 2014 due date and to comply with all portions of the Conflict Minerals Rule that the Court upheld.

View memo, SEC Staff Issues Statement on Effect of Court Decision on Conflict Minerals Rule

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David Dixter

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