Apr 26, 2005

Seagate Extends Community Support to New Education Program in China

As part of its commitment to support education and community improvement in China, Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX) today announced its sponsorship of the Seagate Safe-Health Distant Learning classroom at Bayi School at HuiHe Village, Anhui Province. The program, a collaboration with the China Children and Teenager Safe-Health Growth Project, champions equal opportunity education and welfare for rural youth in China.

"Seagate truly understands that the health our communities is measured by the well-being of our children and the opportunities they have," said Cheng Shuqin, general secretary of China Children and Teenager's Fund (CCTF). "We applaud Seagate's commitment to this program which will definitely contribute positively to our society in the long run."

HuiHe Village is situated in a rural area in Anhui Province, with modest living standards and educational opportunities for community members. As part of the Seagate Safe Health Distant Learning Classroom, the company is also providing technical support to help students gain access to academic and non-academic course materials, software applications and even lectures from prestigious schools across China. The school aims to enhance the quality of the academic curriculum through a combination of teacher-aided and self-reference materials.

"Seagate strongly believes in the concept of global citizenship," said Johnny Lau. "Our commitment to make a positive difference in the communities in which we operate includes providing educational opportunities that enable future generations to meet the challenges of tomorrow. By nurturing the health, well-being and education of our young people, we hope to provide an environment that stimulates the long-term creativity of our country."

In related news, in recognition of Seagate's contribution to the betterment of children's well-being in China, the China Charity Federation presented Seagate with the "Aixin Star Corporation "at the China Children's Charity Day in June 2004.

About China Children and Teenager's Fund
The China Children and Teenagers' Fund is the first national social organization focused on the betterment of education and welfare opportunities for children and teenagers across China. The Safe-Health Distant classroom is a project under the umbrella of the fund to improve the well-being of youth through equal opportunities in education and health.

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide-range of Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, and Consumer Electronics applications. Seagate's business model leverages technology leadership and world-class manufacturing to deliver industry-leading innovation and quality to its global customers, and to be the low cost producer in all markets in which it participates. The company is committed to providing 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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