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February 28, 2022

Temporary halt to all our business with Russia

My parents were born in the 1920s and suffered a lot during WW2. Two uncles of mine survived some of the worst concentration camps. WW2 severely impacted our family, and I grew up in the 1960s with constant reminders about the horrors of war.

We understand that our Russian business partners and friends are not part of their government’s decision-making. Therefore, we see it as our responsibility to take a position against the violation of sovereign states’ peaceful coexistence and show clear signals of support and sympathy to our business partners in Ukraine.

We cannot sit still and do nothing; as a human, proud father of two sons and business owner, I must act responsible and cannot condone the actions by Mr Putin.

Hence, my fellow shareholder and I have decided to halt all business with Russia.

We sincerely hope that the Russian leadership will come to their senses and reverse their aggressive invasion into foreign territory, and we can resume our business relationships.

Yours Faithfully,
APP Timber
Michael Hermens
Group Managing Director

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