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COVID-19 Update: Notice of Potential Government-mandated Lockdown at the Bourns Xiamen Facility

Riverside, Calif., September 24, 2021

Dear Valued Customers of Bourns,

Bourns (Xiamen) Ltd. ("BXL"), located in the People's Republic of China, Fujian province, city of Xiamen, has been operating at full capacity since the Chinese government-mandated shut-down due to COVID-19 was lifted in 2020.

However, in recent weeks there has been an increase in COVID-19 cases in Fujian and neighboring provinces. Strict quarantine restrictions are now being mandated by Chinese governmental authorities to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the region. In particular, an outbreak close to the BXL Xiamen facility or a single positive case within the BXL Xiamen facility could result in a 14-day mandatory lockdown of the facility.

Ninety-seven percent of BXL Xiamen employees have been fully vaccinated. The BXL Xiamen facility is conducting daily COVID-19 testing of all of its employees at the facility. Some BXL Xiamen employees live in an area that is now under a stay-at-home order and thus are working from home. In addition, Bourns continues to monitor the impact of quarantine restrictions on its supply chain and shipping routes. The BXL Xiamen facility is making every effort to mitigate delivery interruptions while taking measures to ensure the safety of its employees.

Please be assured that Bourns upper management is briefed daily by management at the BXL Xiamen facility. Currently, there is no immediate impact upon production for any product line at the BXL Xiamen facility. Bourns will update customers promptly if there are any changes to production readiness at the BXL Xiamen facility. Bourns has in place and continuously updates its adaption/recovery plan in case the BXL Xiamen facility is ordered to lock down.

Expediting orders at this time may be difficult because the supply chain in the region is already strained. For further information about your specific orders or in case of urgent need, please contact your Bourns account representative or Bourns customer service.

Yours truly,
BOURNS, INC.
J. Kelly Vogt
Senior 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
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