Response to Issues on Conflict Minerals

HORIBA Group will correspond to issues on conflict minerals(*1) with engaging in consultation with our suppliers and customers.

*1. In the United States, the SEC(Security and Exchange Commission) adopted a rule on disclosure requirement of conflict minerals (*2) to US-publicly traded corporations and foreign private securities issuers, in order to execute Section 1504 of Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in August, 2010, since a source of funds for armed groups and anti-government organizations has been formed by importing metals mined from the area.

*2. Conflict minerals (gold, tin, tantalum, tungsten)are minerals extracted from the Democratic Republic of the Congo or its adjoining countries.