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Business continuity

Plante Moran Financial Advisors, (“the firm”) has developed a business continuity plan (“the plan” or “our plan”) on how we will respond to events that significantly disrupt our business. Since the timing and impact of disasters and disruptions is unpredictable, we will have to be flexible in responding to actual events as they occur. With that in mind, we are providing you with this information on our plan.

Contacting us — If after a significant business disruption you cannot contact us as you usually do at our main number in Southfield, Michigan, (248.352.2500) you should call our alternative number (269-567-4500), or go to our web site for additional contact information.

Our business continuity plan — We plan to quickly recover and resume business operations after a significant business disruption and respond by safeguarding our employees and property, making a financial and operational assessment, protecting the firm’s books and records, and allowing our personnel to continue to service client engagements from alternate locations, if necessary. Additionally, the plan addresses: data backup and recovery; all mission-critical systems; alternative communications with clients, employees, and regulators; critical supplier, contractor, and bank impact; regulatory reporting; and assuring our clients of ongoing service with regard to their Plante Moran Financial Advisor services or engagements. In short, our business continuity plan is designed to permit our firm to resume operations as quickly as possible, given the scope and severity of the significant business disruption.

Varying disruptions — Significant business disruptions can vary in their scope, such as only our firm, a single building housing our firm, the business district where our firm is located, the city where we are located, or the whole region. Within each of these areas, the severity of the disruption can also vary from minimal to severe. In a disruption to only our firm or a building housing our firm, we will transfer our operations to a local site when needed and expect to recover and resume business within 48 hours. In a disruption affecting our business district, city, or region, our response relies more heavily on other organizations and systems. We will transfer our operations to a site outside of the affected area in an effort to recover and resume business; however, this recovery objective may be negatively affected by the unavailability of external resources and circumstances beyond our control. In either situation, we plan to continue in business as quickly as possible and notify you through this web site or via alternative communication.

For more information — If you have questions about our business continuity planning, please send your request to:

Plante Moran Financial Advisors, LLC
Attn: Ann Massey or 269-567.4590