May 24, 2006

Bell Microproducts to Distribute Seagate's Entire Product Range in Germany

MUNICH, Germany - Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX) has announced that Bell Microproducts will distribute its entire range of industry-leading hard disc drives in Germany, the largest IT market in Europe. The two companies are already partners across Europe and the recent acquisition by Bell Microproducts of MCE in Germany has enabled this latest expansion of their relationship. The acquisition provided Bell Microproducts with a large distribution network and skilled sales staff with the knowledge and ability to address the growing storage market in Germany. Seagate provides a full range of products for Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, and Consumer Electronics applications. Its product offering covers 97 percent of the hard drive market and with its five-year warranty for internal hard drives, Seagate offers the best warranty protection in the industry.

"Seagate is a growth company in a growth industry and our expanded cooperation with Bell Microproducts will enable the two companies to take advantage of the many opportunities that exist in both the traditional markets for storage and in emerging markets," said Hans-Dieter Blaser, executive director, EMEA Distribution Sales, Seagate. "I see our relationship with Bell Microproducts in Germany as a great opportunity to expand on the success we have had together across Europe. Bell Microproducts has made a name for itself as a value-added provider for the industrial and commercial markets and offers outstanding support, integration, and installation services."

Seagate now has five authorised distributors in Germany: Actebis, eSys, Ingram Micro, Techdata and Bell Microproducts.

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