SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Specialized Disclosure Report
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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|incorporation or organization)|
|9400 East Market Street, Warren, Ohio||44484|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
George E. Strickler (330) 856-2443
Name and telephone number including area code of person to contact with this report
Check the appropriate box to indicate the rule pursuant to which this form is being filed, and provide the period to which the information in this form applies:
|x||Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13p-1) for the reporting period from January 1 to December 31, 2015.|
Section 1 - Conflict Mineral Disclosure
Item 1.01 Conflict Minerals Disclosure and Report
Stoneridge, Inc. (the “Company”) evaluated the product lines in its three reportable segments, and in good faith determined that some products it manufactured or contracted to manufacture in 2015 contained tantalum, tin, tungsten and/or gold, as defined by paragraph (d)(3) of Item 1.01 of Form SD, (collectively “Conflict Minerals”). These Conflict Minerals are necessary to the functionality or production of some Company products.
The Company conducted a reasonable good faith country of origin inquiry regarding Conflict Minerals included in parts sourced from our suppliers to determine whether these Conflict Minerals originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country, as defined by paragraph (d)(1) of Item 1.01 of Form SD, or arose from recycled or scrap sources. The Company has exercised due diligence on the source and chain of custody of its Conflict Minerals that conforms to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (“OECD”) Due Diligence Framework for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas.
In accordance with paragraph (c) of Item 1.01 of Form SD, the Company’s Conflict Minerals Report (“CMR”) for the reporting period January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015 is provided as Exhibit 1.01 hereto.
The CMR and Company’s Conflict Minerals Policy is publicly available at www.stoneridge.investorpass.com/corporategovernance.
Item 1.02 Exhibits
A copy of the Company’s CMR as required by Item 1.01 is provided as Exhibit 1.01 hereto.
Section 2 - Exhibits
Item 2.01 Exhibits
|1.01||Conflict Minerals Report as required by Items 1.01 and 1.02 of this Form SD.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the duly authorized undersigned.
|Date: May 31, 2016||/s/ George E. Strickler|
George E. Strickler, Executive Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)
|1.01||Conflict Minerals Report as required by Item 1.01 and 1.02 of this Form SD|