Subject: File No. S7-40-10
From: Brian Lee
Affiliation: VP Purchasing

October 18, 2011

I've been monitoring the debate and roundtable on conflict materials and the task of drilling down into the supply chain is daunting, but feasible with significant effort.

I would like to ask the group to consider putting immediate effort into identifying which smelters we SHOULD NOT BE DEALING WITH so that we can more pointedly dive into our supply chain to confirm whether any of our suppliers are buying from this Identified Group of conflict smelters.

This upfront identification would significantly simplify the analysis and interaction with the supply chain by focusing the discussion on the "bad" entities.