Jun 08, 2007

Seagate Step Up to the Mark in Support of Foyle Hospice

NORTHERN IRELAND - Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX) has made a corporate donation of £1500 towards this Sunday's 7th Annual Foyle Hospice Female Walk/Run fundraiser. The donation is in support of thirty-nine community-minded female employees, from Seagate's Springtown and Limavady facilities, who have signed up to participate in the four mile walk, making them the biggest group of the walk's participants from a private sector employer.

Patricia Morrison, from Seagate's Limavady facility, has taken part in previous Foyle Hospice walks. She says; "It's lovely to have such a good reason to get together with colleagues, as well as meet many other women from different walks of life, to help raise funds for such a worthy cause and for the fun we will have along the way."

"This donation will be a fantastic boost in helping us achieve our annual fundraising target. All funds raised help care for those living with cancer and other life limiting illnesses," said Noel McMonagle, community fundraiser with Foyle Hospice. "It's fantastic to see an employer encouraging the community spirit of its employees by supporting their participation in these activities."

Bridgeen Gillespie, from Seagate's Springtown plant said: "I've enjoyed this event for several years and feel that supporting the Foyle Hospice in the important work that they do, is extremely rewarding. By simply giving up a few hours on a Sunday afternoon, once a year, is a good opportunity to do something for charity."

Pictured warming up for the walk are Seagate's June Coates, Michele Shiels, Olivia O'Connell and Paula McElhinney, who presented Seagate's donation to Noel McMonagle from Foyle Hospice. Seagate's participants will also raise additional funds through sponsorship.

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide-range of applications, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Branded Solutions. 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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Seagate has two facilities in Northern Ireland, employing over 2,200 people between them. At the Springtown wafer fabrication facility, the Company develops and manufactures recording heads, which write information onto and read information from the recording disc inside a hard drive product. The Company's Limavady facility produces nickel-plated aluminium substrates, the core material on which computer hard disc drives read, write and store digital information.