Subject: File No.
From: Mary J Ondrechen, Ph.D.

March 7, 2017

As an individual investor and citizen, I am writing to express my strong support for the Conflict Minerals Rule. It is important to prudent and ethical investing. It promotes stability abroad, which in the long haul is advantageous to the US economy. Loss of the rule will promote instability and corruption in mineral resource countries. Please do not eliminate or dilute the Conflict Minerals Rule.