Oct 29, 2002

Consumers Union Of The Philippines Awards Seagate Its "Seal Of Excellence"

SINGAPORE - Seagate Technology, the world's leading supplier of disc drives, announced today it has been named as this year's Outstanding Manufacturer of Hard Disc Drives by the Consumers Union of the Philippines (CUP). The Seal of Excellence for Storage (Hard Disc Drive) has been awarded to Seagate based on its leading edge technology, expertise and experience in manufacturing quality, product reliability and its impressive track record for delivering innovative storage products.

Comm. Quirino A. Marquinez, president of CUP, noted that CUP has been recognized by the government, business sector, civic, religious groups, and consumers, for its efforts to serve as a consumer advocate as well as its ability to give due recognition to businessmen, manufacturers and individuals for their ability to achieve excellence. Every year, CUP presents the "Seal of Excellence" to outstanding companies and products.

"Seagate has truly surpassed the award criteria required by the Consumers Union of the Philippines in earning this recognition," said Comm. Marquinez. "The Company's impact and contributions to the Philippine consumer market, particularly in reliability, quality and cutting edge storage products, are tremendous. For this, Seagate undoubtedly deserves the Seal of Excellence."

"Seagate is honored to be presented with this prestigious award," said Robert Yang, Seagate general manager of South Asia Sales and Marketing. "CUP represents the large consumer base in the Philippines and we are pleased that Seagate is the CUP's recommended Drive of Choice for the technology users here in the Philippines. This significant award underscores Seagate's commitment to delivering storage solutions recognized as best-in-class around the world."

Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hard disc drives for Enterprise, PC and Consumer Electronics applications. The Company is committed to delivering 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.