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As a global company, Vesuvius is closely monitoring the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 (COVID-19) in all of our communities and we are taking proactive steps to meet the challenges presented by this ongoing pandemic in order to minimise its impact on our people and our business.

Our primary focus has been to protect the health and safety of our people, their families and that of our customers and business partners. As with many organisations, we are taking steps to ensure that the health and safety of our staff is safeguarded, whilst where possible seeking to secure the continued operation of our business and protect the interests of our customers. We are following all governmental guidelines and regulations in relation to travel and site access restrictions. In addition to this we have imposed the following measures:

• Introducing enhanced hygiene measures and “social distancing” at all our sites
• Asking colleagues to work from home wherever possible
• Stopping all non-essential business travel and repatriating our colleagues to their home countries

We continue to monitor the situation carefully, on a country by country basis, working closely with the relevant authorities and we stand ready to adapt our approach if required.

While a proportion of our staff are now engaged in remote working, we have robust systems to support this and we continue to operate the vast majority of our manufacturing sites to deliver safely to our customers. We are also closely monitoring our supply chain to ensure business continuity.

We maintain regular contact with our customers and will keep all stakeholders updated if the situation changes materially. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with your usual Vesuvius contact.

I would like to thank our colleagues for their commitment to the Company, and our stakeholders for their continued support.

Patrick André
Chief Executive