SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
SPECIALIZED DISCLOSURE REPORT
Horizon Global Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
2600 W Big Beaver Road, Suite 555
(Address of principal executive offices)
Jay Goldbaum, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary 248-593-8820
(Name and telephone number, including area code, of the person to contact in connection with this report.)
Check the appropriate box to indicate the rule pursuant to which this form is being filed, and provide the period to which the information in this form applies:
Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13p-1) for the reporting period from January 1 to December 31, 2017.
Section 1 - Conflict Minerals Disclosure
Item 1.01. Conflict Minerals Disclosure and Report.
Horizon Global Corporation (“Horizon” or the “Company”) is a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of custom-engineered towing, trailering, cargo management and other related accessory products. Horizon is filing this Form SD (“Form SD”) pursuant to Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Rule”) for the reporting period January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 (the “Reporting Period”).
Horizon manufactures or contracts to manufacture “products” that may contain certain “conflict minerals” (as defined below) that are necessary to the functionality or production of such products. Form SD defines “conflict minerals” as: (i) (a) columbite-tantalite (or coltan, the metal ore from which tantalum is extracted), (b) cassiterite (the metal ore from which tin is extracted), (c) gold and (d) wolframite (the metal ore from which tungsten is extracted), or their derivatives; or (ii) any other mineral or its derivatives determined by the U.S. Secretary of State to be financing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country (collectively, the “Covered Countries”).
Conflict Minerals Disclosures
In accordance with the Rule and Form SD, Horizon has conducted a good faith reasonable country of origin inquiry (“RCOI”) regarding the conflict minerals included in its products during the Reporting Period to determine whether any of such conflict minerals originated in the Covered Countries and/or whether any of such conflict minerals may be from recycled or scrap sources.
In accordance with the Rule, Horizon has filed this Form SD and the associated Conflict Minerals Report, each of which are posted to Horizon’s publicly available internet site at www.horizonglobal.com.
Item 1.02. Exhibit.
A description of the RCOI and the measures Horizon took to exercise due diligence on the source and chain of custody of certain of its conflict minerals is provided in the Conflict Minerals Report attached hereto as Exhibit 1.01. The content on, or accessible through, any website referred to in this Form SD is not incorporated by reference into this Form SD unless expressly noted.
Section 2 - Exhibits
Item 2.01. Exhibits.
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.
Horizon Global Corporation
/s/ Jay Goldbaum
Date: May 30, 2018
Name: Jay Goldbaum
Title: General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary