March 2011 Japanese Earthquake - Update

Riverside, Calif., March 24, 2011
Dear Customer,
On March 11, 2011, Bourns, Inc. ("Bourns") advised its customers that, as a result of Japan's 9.0 magnitude earthquake all Bourns employees in the region were deemed to be safe and there had been no known damage to the manufacturing facilities for Bourns® products. Additionally, we advised that shipments could be delayed since travel in the area had been affected. Even though the situation in Japan is fluid and it continues to change, we would like to provide you with an update on the impact on Bourns' business.

Bourns does not own or lease manufacturing facilities in the affected areas of Japan. However, Bourns does procure materials from certain suppliers which are or have been either directly or indirectly affected by the earthquake. While some Bourns suppliers and logistic partners located in Japan are experiencing slight delays due to (i) rolling power outages, (ii) re-routed ground transportation, and (iii) cargo screening for radiation, Bourns is currently receiving regularly scheduled shipments from its Japanese suppliers.

Although none of the Japanese suppliers to Bourns have advised us that their factories are inoperable, one (1) supplier has advised us that it experienced some damage to its facility. Nevertheless, Bourns anticipates little impact since we have a qualified second source for the materials obtained from that supplier. Bourns' manufacturing facilities also contain safety stock inventories of the Japanese-sourced goods thereby minimizing any near-term impact on Bourns' supply chain. Regardless of the current situation, Bourns continues to analyze and prepare action plans to minimize future potential impacts.

We will continue to actively engage with our Japanese supply chain. In the event that there are any material changes to Bourns' situation, we will advise you. Thank you for your patience and support as Japan continues its recovery efforts.

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

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Annette Keller
Keller Communication
(949) 947-7232
Hiroshi Horie
Bourns Asia Pacific, Inc.


Josephine Chen
Bourns Asia Pacific, Inc.
886-2-2562-4117 #138
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