ProBrand International, Inc., (“ProBrand”), including its subsidiaries, supports the ending of violence, human rights violations and environmental devastation from the mining of minerals in the area known as the “conflict Region” in the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries. On August 22, 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued the final conflict minerals rule under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Conflict Minerals Rule”). The Conflict Minerals Rule requires publicly traded companies to report annually the presence of conflict minerals (tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold, or “3TG”) originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or adjoining countries (“Covered Countries”). ProBrand is committed to complying with any requirements applicable to our Company under the Conflict Minerals Rule. ProBrand will work cooperatively with our customers and supply chain partners in implementing conflict minerals compliance programs.