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Statement on BioNTech’s support for flood-hit areas in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate
BioNTech has been following with great concern the dramatic effects of the recent flood disaster in North Rhine-Westphalia and the Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The worst damage caused by the floods occurred among others not far from the Company’s headquarters in Mainz and its site in Idar-Oberstein.
BioNTech will donate 1,000,000 Euro to the German Alliance for Disaster Relief (Aktionsbündnis Katastrophenhilfe). By doing this the company would like to express its solidarity with and support the large number of people who have lost relatives, friends, homes and belongings.
Employees who are directly or indirectly affected should receive individual help from BioNTech. In addition, some BioNTech employees have expressed a wish to support the relief efforts on a voluntary basis. BioNTech would like to support this voluntary commitment by granting special leave.
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Sylke Maas, Ph.D.
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