Washington, D.C. 20549









Zebra Technologies Corporation

(Exact name of the registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   000-19406   36-2675536

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


3 Overlook Point, Lincolnshire, Illinois   60069
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip code)


Jim L. Kaput


(Name and telephone number, including area code, of theperson 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:


x Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13p-1) for the reporting period from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015.


Effective for the year ending December 31, 2015, Zebra Technologies Corporation (“Zebra”) must disclose whether any conflict minerals necessary to the functionality or production of a product manufactured by Zebra (or contracted by Zebra to be manufactured) originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (“DRC”) or a country adjoining the DRC [Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia, together the “Covered Countries”], or whether the conflict minerals are from recycled or scrap sources. The disclosure requirement arose from Congress’s determination that trade in conflict minerals in a DRC country is financing conflict in those areas, contributing to a humanitarian crisis.

The term “conflict mineral” is defined in Section 1502(e)(4) of the Act as (A) columbite-tantalite, also known as coltan (the metal ore from which tantalum is extracted); cassiterite (the metal ore from which tin is extracted); gold; wolframite (the metal ore from which tungsten is extracted); or their derivatives; or (B) any other mineral or its derivatives determined by the Secretary of State to be financing conflict in the DRC or Covered Countries (“Conflict Minerals”).




Section 1 – Conflict Minerals Disclosures

Item 1.01 Conflict Minerals Disclosure and Report

Conflict Minerals Disclosure

In accordance with Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘Rule 13p-1”), Zebra Technologies Corporation (“Zebra”) has filed this Specialized Disclosure Form (“Form SD”) and the associated Exhibit 1.01 Conflict Minerals Report for the reporting period January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015 and is publicly available on Zebra’s website under “Company Information”/“Compliance”/“Products and Materials Compliance” found on Zebra’s website at

After conducting a reasonable country of origin inquiry and our supply chain due diligence inquiry, Zebra has been unable to determine that certain of its conflict minerals did not originate in the Covered Countries or come from recycled or scrap sources, or that such conflict minerals did not directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Covered Countries.

Item 1.02 – Exhibits

The Zebra Technologies Corporation Conflict Minerals Report is attached to this report as Exhibit 1.01.

Section 2 – Exhibits

Item 2.01 Exhibits

Exhibit 1.01 – Conflict Minerals Report of Zebra Technologies Corporation for the period January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015, as required by Items 1.01 and 1.02 of this Form SD.

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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 undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Dated: May 31, 2016    By:   

/s/ Jim Kaput

      Name:    Jim L. Kaput
      Title:    Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary



Exhibit Number


Description of Exhibits

1.01    Conflict Minerals Report of Zebra Technologies Corporation for the period January 1 to December 31, 2015.