KEMET Continues to Lead in Advancement of Conflict Free Minerals

Sep 10, 2012, 16:05 ET from KEMET Corporation

GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, participated in webinars hosted by Squire Sanders on August 23, 2012 and Source 44 on August 29, 2012, in which the SEC ruling on Conflict Minerals Compliance was discussed.

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"As the largest supplier of conflict free tantalum capacitors, KEMET will continue to play a significant leadership role in the issue of certified conflict free minerals," stated Dr. Daniel Persico, KEMET's Vice President, Special Projects. Dr. Persico served as an industry expert and fielded questions from attendees representing dozens of companies.

"Source 44 received an overwhelmingly positive response to our conflict minerals webinar thanks to the panel partnership with industry pioneers like KEMET, who have taken an early leadership position on the issue of obtaining certified conflict free minerals," commented Jess Kraus, CEO and President of Source 44.

For information concerning KEMET's involvement with conflict free minerals and Provision 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Financial Reform Act, please go to


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About Squire Sanders

Squire Sanders works with a range of clients in the aerospace, automotive, electronics, and materials sectors as they develop and implement conflict minerals compliance and reporting programs. The team is led by Dynda A. Thomas, Deputy Chair of Squire Sanders' Corporate Transactions, Finance & Governance Practice Group. The Firm's expertise also includes securities compliance across the globe, trade regulation and procurement. With 37 offices located in 18 countries on five continents, Squire Sanders represents every type of business, both private and public, worldwide.

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