Jun 06, 2008

Seagate Steps Out In Aid Of Foyle Hospice

SPRINGTOWN, Northern Ireland - Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX) has made a corporate donation of £2000 towards this year’s Annual Foyle Hospice Female Walk/Run fundraiser that will take place this Sunday (June 8).

The company is delighted that the donation has encouraged around 40 community-minded female employees from Seagate’s Springtown and Limavady facilities to participate in the four-mile walk. This makes them the biggest group of the walk’s participants from a private sector employer for the second consecutive year.

“It’s a lovely way to raise funds for such a worthy cause, get a little bit of exercise, and have a catch up with your colleagues all rolled into one!” said Joy Sweeney, a staff engineer from Seagate’s Springtown facility, who is looking forward to participating in this year’s Foyle Hospice walk.

Noel McMonagle, community fundraiser with Foyle Hospice, said; “As was the case last year, Seagate’s support has been 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. It is fantastic that the community spirit of Seagate employees has resulted in even more of them stepping out in aid of Foyle Hospice this year. Hopefully, this major private sector donation will encourage more companies to join in next time.”

Each of Seagate’s participants will also raise additional funds through sponsorship.

“I find it extremely rewarding to support the Foyle Hospice in the important work that they do,” added Sweeney. “I’m sure that, like me, most people know someone whose life has been affected one way or another by some life limiting illness.”

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disc drives and storage solutions, 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, with the goal of being the time-to-market leader 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 http://www.seagate.com

Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC in the United States and/or other countries.

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.