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March 2011 Japanese Earthquake

Riverside, Calif., March 11, 2011
Dear Customer,
On March 11, 2011, the country of Japan experienced an 8.9 magnitude earthquake which was followed by a tsunami on Japan’s northeastern coast. Bourns, Inc. (“Bourns”) has employees located in Japan and certain Bourns® products are manufactured for Bourns in Japan. Therefore, Bourns has been monitoring the situation carefully.

At this time, we can advise that all Bourns employees in the region are safe and there have been no known damage to the manufacturing facilities for Bourns® products. However, Bourns has been advised by its logistic partners that delays in shipments could be realized since travel in the area has been disrupted. At this time, Bourns believes that delays, if any, of shipments of Bourns® products to its customers will be minimal. If a shipment of Bourns® products to you is delayed due to the earthquake, Bourns’ customer service personnel will advise you accordingly.

Our thoughts are with the people affected by the earthquake and tsunami. We trust that the responses provided herein satisfy your immediate concerns.

Best regards,
BOURNS, INC.
Dennis Lause
Sr. Vice President, Worldwide Sales

About Bourns

Bourns, Inc., is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical (low/medium risk), audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at www.bourns.com.

Bourns® and the Bourns logo are registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used only with the permission of Bourns and proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Bourns® products have not been designed for and are not intended for use in "lifesaving," "life-critical" or "life-sustaining" applications nor any other applications where failure or malfunction of the Bourns® product may result in personal injury or death. See Legal Disclaimer Notice www.bourns.com/docs/legal/disclaimer.pdf

Agency Contact:
Annette Keller
Keller Communication
annettekeller1984@gmail.com
Company Contact:
David Scofield
Bourns, Inc.
(951) 781-5054
david.scofield@bourns.com