Feb 22, 2002

Seagate Celebrates Its Top Resellers At SPP Rewards Night In Thailand

BANGKOK, Thailand -

Seagate Technology, the world's leading disc drive supplier, is celebrating the achievements of its leading channel customers in Thailand at the Seagate Partner Program (SPP) Rewards Night, to be held at the Brew Pavilion today. Over 100 of Seagate's leading channel customers have been invited to the event. Seagate and its SPP members work together to expand and strengthen relationships within the reseller channel, and the SPP Rewards Night is another example of Seagate's commitment to the resellers who best serve their customer base and contribute to Seagate's success.

Seagate introduced the Seagate Partner Program for Disc and Tape products in the Asia Pacific region in May 2000. Designed exclusively for resellers of Seagate storage solutions, the Seagate Partner Program enables the Company to be responsive and proactive to the channel's need for information on its products and to assist resellers in selling those products. The backbone of the Seagate Partner Program is the Seagate reseller website at reseller.seagate.com that provides Seagate resellers with sales tools, online diagnostics, configuration tools, compatibility guides, etc. As an SPP member, companies receive profile-based direct communications from Seagate that include information on new product launches, events and special promotions.

"Since its inception, we have been extremely successful with the Seagate Partner Program and its goal of making us the easiest storage company to do business with," said Robert Yang, Seagate manager, South Asia Sales. "We recognize the significant commitment and effort our partners have put into increasing Seagate sales in the region, and the SPP Rewards Night is one of the ways we say 'thank you'."

Seagate has been selected as the Hard Disc Drive Vendor of Choice in Channels Asia magazine in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000. Based on the votes of channel distributors and resellers, Seagate ranked first in competitiveness, marketing and promotion support, product availability and response time, technical support and training, and posted high scores for sales/marketing training and product quality and reliability.

The Seagate Partner Program is available to Resellers in Asia Pacific who currently sell or are interested in selling Seagate products. For more information on Seagate's Partner Program and how to register, resellers can visit reseller.seagate.com. Seagate's Reward Program can be found on www.SeagateRewards.com.

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. 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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