Dec 05, 2005

Seagate Expands Regional Channel Presence with Launch of its Seagate Partner Program (SPP) in Four Key Markets

Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX), the world's leading supplier of hard disc drives, today launched its Seagate Partner Program in Singapore, Australia, China, and India. Seagate has strengthened and enhanced the Seagate Partner Program to better support resellers' unique business requirements.

The program includes these innovations and benefits:

* A new password-protected, interactive web portal for easy access to new value-added product and marketing information, training sessions and customer support:

* Dedicated toll-free hotline for pre- and post-sales support for faster access to product, technology and marketing information backed by Seagate five-year warranty

* Early access to Seagate's latest hard disc drive products through a special first-to-market evaluation program

* Incentives designed to increase profitability for Seagate channel partners * An online Returns Management System that allows for faster, more efficient and more convenient management of warranty returns

* Marketing materials created by Seagate for cost-effective marketing tool development

* Access to a comprehensive suite of desktop, notebook, enterprise and retail products spanning 97 percent of the hard drive market

* The quarterly "Cool Bytes" eNewsletter and Storage Solutions Catalogue which provide the latest news on products, technology and the storage market

"The Seagate Partner Program is widely regarded as one of the top channel programs globally," said Teh Ban Seng, Seagate vice president and managing director, Asia Pacific. "With the official launch of the Seagate Partner Program in four key markets in Asia Pacific, we will look to expand and deepen our reach in this important region. Partners can look forward to Seagate providing best-in-class innovative products and services to meet their business needs."

Seagate is supporting the launch of the new Seagate Partner Program with an advertising and promotional campaign across Asia Pacific.

In China, the first phase of the promotion will include an SPP roadshow covering 10 cities, including Shenyang, Nanjing, Wuhan, and Shenzhen and others from the 5th of December 2005 onwards. In January 2006, the second phase of the launch of the Seagate Partner Program will be in Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, and Guangzhou and other cities.

Seagate is committed to delivering best-in-class products, service and support by closely working with its partners. Seagate's industry-leading five-year warranty program, the launch of the four collection points in Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Chengdu in China, the creation of a toll-free telephone customer support, plus the launch of the Seagate Partner Program, all underscore Seagate's aim to be the storage partner of choice for technology consumers in China.

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