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Sustainability Report 2021 24 Sustainability Report 2021 24 Fight Against Hunger The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated longstanding societal inequities, with historically excluded communities experiencing the most severe impact. In the first year of the pandemic, organizations working to alleviate food insecurity at the community level reported a 100% increase in demand for their services. While demand decreased slightly in 2021, it remained above historical norms, and food banks had to contend with additional pressures from high food and transportation costs, supply chain delays, and a lack of volunteers. To do our part in addressing these challenges, Applied employee teams across North America closed out the year with our annual Fight Against Hunger fundraising effort. During the campaign, which remained primarily virtual to prioritize health and safety, our employees raised $1.9 million, our most generous employee donation total ever. Adding a dollar-for- dollar match from the Applied Materials Foundation, we were able to distribute over $3.8 million to 52 food banks across the U.S. and Canada. Global Fight Against Hunger efforts continued throughout the year, often aligned with cultural and seasonal holidays in different countries. In Belgium, the Netherlands, Japan, and Taiwan, employee efforts benefited food banks. In Greece, our people supported The Smile of the Child’s work providing meals to children living in poverty. In India, employee giving targeted mid-day meals for students through the Akshaya Patra Foundation, as well as year- round support for orphans living in group homes. In China, our people filled and distributed food packages, and in Israel they supported the delivery of meals to Holocaust survivors. All these efforts reflect Applied’s values and purpose, aligning who we are with what matters to our employees and what’s needed in our communities. INTRODUCTION PURPOSE Corporate Governance Ethics & Compliance Public Policy Data & IP Security Personal Data Privacy Community Impact PEOPLE PLANET PROGRESS

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