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GRAHAM HOLDINGS CO filed this Form SD on 05/31/2017
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Exhibit 1.01 - Graham Holdings Company Conflict Minerals Report
 
 
1.
Introduction

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 and rules promulgated thereunder by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) impose certain reporting obligations on public companies that manufacture or contract to manufacture products containing columbite-tantalite (coltan), cassiterite, gold, wolframite, or their derivatives, tantalum, tin and tungsten (each a “Conflict Mineral” as that term is defined in paragraph (d)(3) of Item 1.01 of Form SD) that may have originated from the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country, as defined by paragraph (d)(1) of Item 1.01 of Form SD (collectively, “Covered Countries”). We also refer to tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold collectively as “3TG”. Under the SEC’s rules, if any Conflict Minerals are necessary to the functionality or production of a product manufactured by us or contracted by us to be manufactured and are required to be reported in the calendar year covered by this Form SD, we must conduct in good faith a reasonable country of origin inquiry regarding those Conflict Minerals that is reasonably designed to determine whether any Conflict Minerals (a) originated in the Covered Countries or (b) are from recycled or scrap sources, as defined by paragraph (d)(6) of Item 1.01 of Form SD.
 
 
2.
Company and Products Overview

This Conflict Minerals Report (the “Report”) for the year ended December 31, 2016 is presented by Graham Holdings Company (the “Company”) to comply with Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Conflict Minerals Rule”). The Company is a diversified education and media company, whose principal operations include educational services, television broadcasting, and online, print and local TV news. The Company also owns a social marketing solutions company, health care providers and manufacturing companies, including Forney Corporation (“Forney”) and Joyce/Dayton Corp (“Joyce”). The Company has reviewed its operations to determine which parts of its business may be subject to the disclosure requirements of the Conflicts Minerals Rule. The Company did not include products that were not entered into the stream of commerce in the calendar year ended December 31, 2016, or products manufactured or contracted to be manufactured by entities acquired by the Company after April 2015. The Company acquired Forney from Kiddie Fire Protection, Inc., part of the UTC Climate Controls & Security Unit of United Technologies Corporation, on August 1, 2013. The Company acquired Joyce from a private equity firm on June 1, 2014. Forney is a global supplier of products and systems that control and monitor combustion processes in electric utility and industrial applications. Joyce is a global supplier of screw jacks, linear actuators and lifting systems used in commercial and industrial applications. As used in this Report, the words “we” and “our” refer to the Company.

Forney and Joyce manufacture products that contain small amounts of Conflict Minerals. Forney’s products that contain gold and tin are Printed Circuit Boards (“PCBs”) and connectors; Forney’s products