Academia COVID-19 Statement

Academia COVID-19 Statement Issued March 2020

COVID-19 has undoubtably impacted global manufacturing and distribution activities which is
therefore, affecting supply to the IT Channel. Given the pace of this story, it is very difficult to issue a definitive statement.

We supply a wide range of products, some of which are manufactured in Asia, and we will continue
to monitor the impact of COVID-19 closely. Unfortunately, we cannot provide any specific guarantees as the true nature of the spread and potential impact of the virus remains uncertain.

In the event of a large proportion of Academia employees being affected by COVID-19, resulting in
higher levels of absenteeism, the Management team have developed robust plans to ensure
minimal impact on the day-to-day activities of the Company. These plans include increased access
to remote working and a clear communication policy.

Academia are in the process of ensuring that all key suppliers have plans in place to ensure their
own business continuity, thereby limiting the impact on Academia and their Customers. Suppliers
are asked to share their plans with Academia so that we can work together to limit any impact on
day-to-day business.

Mike Bacon
Managing Director

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