Jun 04, 2001

Payroll Giving Campaign at Seagate's Springtown Facility

Employees at Seagate's Springtown facility have pledged over £38,000 annually to local and national charities by signing up for a payroll giving scheme. The scheme is operated by Sharing the Caring (Northern Ireland), a professional fund raising organisation owned solely by Help the Aged. By donating 78 pence per week from their wages, employees are supporting such charities as Ulster Cancer Foundation, NIMBA, Assisi, Unicef and the National Asthma Campaign. The government gives a tax break and a 10 percent boost for every 78 pence pledged, which makes each 78 pence worth £1.10.

Dave Brown, vice president and managing director at Springtown, commented, "The employees have shown great enthusiasm and support for the scheme. The outstanding response is a clear reflection of their generosity and the management here is delighted to facilitate this generosity."

Denise Major, development manager for Sharing the Caring (Northern Ireland), said, "We are delighted with the wonderful response from the Seagate employees. The amount of money raised through the payroll giving scheme is amazing and we would like to extend our gratitude to the employees of Seagate who have enabled this to happen."

A similar scheme was introduced to Seagate's Limavady facility some months ago.

Seagate Technology has two manufacturing facilities in Northern Ireland employing over 1,800 people between them. The wafer fabrication facility in Springtown develops and manufactures the recording heads that read data from and write it to the recording disc inside a computer's hard disc drive. At Limavady, the Company manufactures advanced media substrates, the basic material of the recording disc in a computer's hard disc drive.

Seagate is the world's leading provider of storage technology for Internet, business and consumer applications. The Company's products include disc drives for the Enterprise, PCs and Consumer Electronics, as well as Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions and Server Appliances. Seagate's market leadership is based on 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.