SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
SPECIALIZED DISCLOSURE REPORT
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
(Exact name of the registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
|77 Hot Metal Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||15203-2329|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip code)|
(Name and telephone number, including area code, of the
person to contact in connection with this report.)
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|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 Minerals Disclosures
|Item 1.01||Conflict Minerals Disclosure and Report|
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (the Company) has determined that it contracts to manufacture certain products for which gold, tantalum, tin and tungsten (3TG minerals) are necessary to functionality or production. The Company has conducted a reasonable country of origin inquiry (RCOI) and subsequent due diligence as required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Conflict Minerals Disclosure
In accordance with Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Rule 13p-1,) the Company has filed this Specialized Disclosure Form (Form SD) and the associated Conflict Minerals Report, and both reports are posted to a publicly available Internet site at http://betterworld.ae.com.
The Company engaged Source Intelligence (SI) to assist it in conducting its RCOI and to assist with its due diligence efforts. To implement the RCOI, the Companys suppliers were engaged to collect information regarding the presence and sourcing of 3TG minerals used in the products supplied to the Company. This program utilized the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) Conflict Minerals Due Diligence Template (EICC-GeSI Template) for data collection. Information was collected and stored using an online platform provided by SI.
The Company undertook a due diligence process based on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Developments (OECD) Due Diligence
Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas and accompanying Supplements to determine the source and chain of custody of the 3TG minerals used in its products. A more detailed description of the due
diligence measures the Company took is provided in the Conflict Minerals Report attached hereto as
Based upon its RCOI and due diligence efforts, the Company has determined that products contracted to be manufactured by the Company contain 3TG minerals. Despite having conducted a good faith RCOI and due diligence efforts, the Company has been unable to determine the origin of all of the 3TG minerals used in its products.
The Companys Conflict Minerals Report is attached hereto as Exhibit 1.01.
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.
|American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.|
|/s/ Scott M. Hurd||May 24, 2016|
|Scott M. Hurd, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Office and Interim Chief Financial Officer|
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