Seagate Wins "Company of the Year" and "Best Product Innovation" ARC Awards from VARBusiness Magazine

Aug 24, 2005

Seagate (NYSE:STX), the world's #1 supplier of disc drives, announced it has been honored as a "Company of The Year" by CMP Media's VARBusiness in its Annual Report Card (ARC) awards. In addition, Seagate earned a second ARC award in the category for Best Product Innovation - Enterprise Disk Drives. The ARC Awards ceremony was held on August 23 at the CMP XChange '05 event in Orlando Florida.

The ARC awards are unique in the industry because they were determined after surveying more than 5,000 channel partners and solution providers who evaluated more than 80 market-leading vendors across 19 product categories.

"Our sincerest congratulations to Seagate. Winning an ARC Award is a vote of confidence from Seagate's partners, who interface with customers every day," said VARBusiness editorial director, Robert C. DeMarzo. "It is an accomplishment that Seagate can be proud to have achieved."

"Seagate is honored with this recognition from the channel and VARBusiness," said Brian Dexheimer, Seagate executive vice president of Global Sales and Marketing. "It also validates that Seagate's Partner Program is working as it focuses on providing partners with the best overall Seagate experience possible."

In addition to its unparalleled innovation and enterprise product breadth, Seagate's commitment to partnering with solution providers is unsurpassed with the Seagate Partner Program. Partner Program members enjoy online RMA support and a dedicated priority technical support line that connects directly to senior-level technicians. Customized email information delivery provides enhanced product information, product news and reviews, promotions, selling strategies, customer success stories, technical white papers, and other sales, marketing and customer service tools. Registration and a listing of benefits are available at reseller.seagate.com.

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide-range of Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, and Consumer Electronics applications. Seagate's business model leverages technology leadership and world-class manufacturing to deliver industry-leading innovation and quality to its global customers, and to be the low cost producer in all markets in which it participates. The company is committed to providing award-winning products, customer support and reliability to meet the world's growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe and at www.seagate.com.

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