Corporate Social Responsibility

Gateway's Support of Proposition 65

In 1986, California voters approved the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, known as Proposition 65. The purpose of Proposition 65 is to ensure that people are informed about exposure to chemicals that have been determined by the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and/or other reproductive harm.

By December 31, 2007, Gateway will have completed the reformulation of its products. Gateway has been reformulating its products since prior to July 1, 2006 to reduce the lead content in solder, thereby minimizing the risk of exposure. As a result of this reformulation, the Proposition 65 warning will no longer be required.

For products that were manufactured prior to December 31, 2007, Gateway provides the following required warning:

"Certain motherboards, mainboards, circuit boards and accessories sold in California contain lead solder. Lead is a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm. Please wash hands after handling such internal components and avoid inhalation of fumes if heating solder."