A Webinar of Pepper Hamilton LLP
Implementing the SEC's New Rules Requiring Disclosure of the Use of Conflict Minerals and of Payment Disclosures by Resource Extraction Issuers
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Pepper partner Jane C. Luxton will be a speaker on the live webcast, “Implementing the SEC's New Rules Requiring Disclosure of the Use of Conflict Minerals and of Payment Disclosures by Resource Extraction Issuers,” part of The Knowledge Congress Webcast Series on Thursday, May 16 at noon.
Pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued final rules regarding disclosures of the use of minerals and payments made to the U.S. government or foreign governments in connection with the commercial development of oil, natural gas, or minerals. A new Form SD was also introduced in conjunction with the guidance, which will significantly change the way resource extraction issuers and public companies including manufacturers submit their reports and requirements. It is important to note that this ruling affects all companies (including privately held and foreign) who may potentially have products containing conflict minerals. The rules also describe extensive due diligence requirements which will impact compliance, internal management systems, in addition to strategic marketing, public relations, and corporate social responsibility efforts. The presenters will explore the issues and concerns surrounding this change and will provide valuable information and analysis.
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