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Harding Conflict Minerals Policy Statement

Harding Energy Inc. is committed to exceeding our customers’ expectations of Knowledge and Quality while providing the industry’s latest technological innovations all the while adhering to all governing bodies’ laws, regulations and policies.

In response to violence and human rights violations in the mining of certain minerals from the “Conflict Region”, which is situated in the eastern portion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted rules to implement reporting and disclosure requirements related to “conflict minerals,” as directed by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. These rules require all manufacturers who file certain reports with the SEC to disclose whether the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture contain “conflict minerals” that are “necessary to the functionality or production” of those products.

The definition of “conflict minerals” refers to gold, tin, tantalum, tungsten, the derivatives of cassiterite, columbite-tantalite, and wolframite, regardless of where they are sourced, processed or sold. Other minerals may be designated by the U.S. Secretary of State in the future.

Harding Energy Inc. supports the humanitarian goal of ending violent conflict in the DRC and surrounding countries and is committed to the responsible sourcing of “conflict minerals” throughout our supply chain and continuing to comply with the underlying SEC rules and regulations surrounding “conflict minerals”.


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President / CEO