January 9, 2015

To Whom It May Concern:

With the passage in 2010 of the Dodd‐Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer

Protection Act, publicly traded companies must determine whether certain minerals

that are necessary to the functionality or production of their products originated in

the Democratic Republic of the Congo or any adjoining African country. The

legislation further requires these companies whose products contain metals derived

from tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold to report annually to the U.S. Securities and

Exchange Commission (SEC) disclosing whether those minerals originated in the

African countries. If so, then the company must disclose to the SEC measures they

took to exercise due diligence on the source and chain of custody of the minerals.

It is our understanding that this legislation is not a call for a boycott or ban on the use

of minerals from Congo but a means to demand greater transparency in the supply

chain and a call for companies to undertake the due diligence required to ensure they

are not contributing to the conflict.

TMG, as a private company is not subject to the requirements of this

Act. We support the legislation’s efforts to reduce the resources and supply chains to

the armed groups and military units bringing violence and undue suffering against

the people of the Congo, and we take every step at our disposal to ensure that our

products are manufactured in a legal, responsible manner. We are unaware of any of

our suppliers' products having its mineral source from that region but we cannot with certainty

say where the raw minerals might originate from.

While we acknowledge that many customers or their end users may be public

companies, subject to the disclosure requirements of this Act, we are not able to

determine the original source of minerals that might be used in the manufacture of

our products.