Statement on Conflict Minerals - December 2013

Wahl Instruments, Inc. and Palmer Instruments, Inc. are jointly aware of the Dodd-Frank Act regarding purchasing minerals or their derivatives determined by the US Secretary of State to be financing the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries. Wahl Instruments and Palmer Instruments support the Act and understand the importance of this issue in light of well documented events in this region. In support of this we have asked our suppliers to continuously monitor supply chains to avoid procurement of materials from conflict regions, and to be forthright in sharing their compliance information with us.