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XL Axiata Once Again Hands in a Total of 10.8 Billion in Donation Including From Employees For The Covid-19 Mitigation

Jakarta, April 7th 2020. PT XL Axiata Tbk (XL Axiata) once again hands in donation to support the government’s efforts in handling the Covid-19 outbreak in Indonesia. As of now, the donation with a total value of over 10.8 billion (IDR) have been handed over in the form of cash donations of value 10 billion (IDR) and the remainder was handed in the form of personal protective equipment (PPE). Some of these donations also came from the participation of employees who collected more than Rp. 818 million. Acting Chief Technology Officer of XL Axiata, I Gede Darmayusa handed the donations to the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) which was received by Doni Monardo, Head of BNPB in Jakarta, on Tuesday (7/4).

President Director & CEO of XL Axiata, Dian Siswarini said, “seeing the developments in the last few days, we are certainly concerned and cannot stand by to only idly watch the effort and hard work of the government, various agencies, as well as the participation of the general broader community in various regions and in all walks of life, especially paramedics who are struggling to face the growing number of patients. Therefore, even though we had given a donation through BNPB some time ago, we continue to look for ways to raise more funds so we can donate and help again. Thankfully, we are now able to allocate financial support in total of 10 billion (IDR). Also, through the XL Axiata employee participation donation program which also actively participated in the fund raising process, around Rp 800 million (IDR) have been collected. "

Dian added to her statement that donations from XL Axiata will be distributed in the form of funds of 10 billion (IDR) through BNPB. And then from the 10 billion (IDR) will be distributed to the Indonesian Mosque Council (DMI) in the amount of 5 billion (IDR) and the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) will receive 5 billion (IDR). In which the remaining amount of 800 million (IDR) will be donated in the form of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which will be distributed directly to a number of hospitals that have become the main facilities in handling Covid-19.

According to Dian, XL Axiata will continue to monitor developments in the handling of Covid-19. As a company that has over 1,600 employees and their families in various regions, the company views active participation in the Covid-19 mitigation as part of an effort to protect XL Axiata's extended family.

Also, XL Axiata donation this time may not be the last time or last form of support. The XL Axiata management has prepared a special fund if at any time it is necessary to support the Covid-19 mitigation in accordance with existing developments. XL Axiata has provided communication support to BNPB in the form of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for medical personnels, telecommunications and data services consisting of free access for telephone, SMS and data / internet usage, as well as MS Office uses, along with educational programs for the public including sending out credible information through routine SMS (text messages) regarding Covid-19.

Furthermore, XL Axiata will also strengthen telecommunications and data networks in the area of ​​Wisma Atlet Kemayoran, Jakarta, which is currently an emergency hospital specifically for Covid-19 patients and in hospitals that focus on handling Covid-19. For this reason, a mobile BTS unit has been placed to support the communication activities of media officers and patients.

 Also included in this collaboration, XL Axiata is helping by sending out SMS (text message) blasts from BNPB to customers, which contains credible information regarding the handling of Covid-19, as well as socialization and education materials related to this dangerous virus outbreak. Through this facility, XL Axiata customers and the wider community can receive information about the latest developments in the handling of this pandemic regarding how to handle and carry out necessary procedures if a community is suspected to be infected, along with information on the number of hospitals that are handling Covid-19 patients in various regions.

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