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May 02, 2001

Seagate is Patron of the Arts, Sponsors Odyssey Dance Theatre

SINGAPORE - Seagate Technology announced today that it will be the main sponsor for Odyssey Dance Theatre throughout 2001. One of Singapore's leading professional contemporary dance theatres, Odyssey will be staging its new show titled X-TREME 2 from 24-26 May at the Guinness Theatre. The group also plans to produce additional shows throughout the year.

"Seagate supports the effort to promote Singapore as a global center of art and culture, and through our sponsorship program we hope to provide a platform to enhance the Renaissance City Vision," said James Chirico, Seagate senior vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific Manufacturing Operations.

X-TREME 2 is a new full-length work by Odyssey that explores societal and interpersonal relationships. It highlights numerous synergies, analogies and differences when different individuals "meet" a revelation of themselves, other individuals and their expectations from life and society.

"There is an affinity between Odyssey's X-TREME 2 dance theme with the business we are in today," added Chirico. "We do extreme technology probably the most scientifically advanced technology in the realm of computing, but that is what makes this business so exciting and extremely challenging. Odyssey's productions promise to be equally exciting and challenging."

About Odyssey Dance Theatre
Danny Tan, Artistic Director/Choreographer, to provide a new creative voice in dance, founded odyssey Dance Theatre in June 1999. In January 2000, Odyssey Dance Theatre made its debut performance ODYSSEY TO THE SUBLIME at the Jubilee Hall (Raffles Hotel, Singapore) and Tainan City and County, Taiwan ROC. This debut has led Odyssey to present other successful repertoires such as X-TREME (April 2000) at The Substation and THE ORIGINS (September 2000) at Kallang Theatre. In November 2000, Odyssey Dance Theatre launched the NEW TALENT PRESENTATION series with an objective to provide a platform for the creation of works by dance practitioners. For more information on Odyssey Dance Theatre, go to www.odysseydancetheatre.com.

About Seagate
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.

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