Jun 20, 2002

Seagate Launches Call Centre to Support End Users in India

NEW DELHI, India - Seagate Technology, the world's leading hard disc drive supplier and a major player in the Indian storage market, today launched a nationwide Call Centre to address the storage information needs of its end user customers in India. Seagate Call Centre will be accessible through a toll free number: 1600331104. The service will be available during business hours 9.00am to 6.00pm Monday through Saturday.

Seagate Call Centre will act as pre- and post-sales technical help desk for end users seeking solutions for their individual storage needs. Customers will be able to get instant guidance on matters pertaining to hard drives for a specific configuration, serial connectivity, features, etc. The post-sales technical support will double as a diagnostic services for trouble-shooting, data retrieval, software / hardware compatibility and other questions. The Call Centre will be an additional support to all Seagate channel partners and distributors across the country in dealing with the end customers in their pre- and post-sales stages.

"Seagate already has a sophisticated support set up for OEMs and channel partners. Through this service, we hope to further strengthen our relationships with our customers and to increase our service level in India." said Joel Stead, Seagate senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and Marketing. "Seagate has maintained a leadership position in India for close to two decades by users making our products their Disc Drive of Choice. Setting up the Call Centre is our way of acknowledging their importance to us and offering better services and storage solutions to them."

Seagate Call Centre comes in the wake of yet another customer oriented initiative as Seagate launched individual country websites in Asia Pacific to provide information in more local languages bringing Seagate closer to its wide ranging Asian customers and their unique perspectives. The country websites help to ease language barriers and bring the Company even closer to its customers around the globe. Leveraging content from Seagate's extensive corporate website, the new individual country websites are hyperlinked with one another and provide information on Seagate corporate, product, technical support, news and information, technology, distribution, events and others in local context and languages.

Users in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka can log on using the following URL: www.seagate.com/india

Seagate is by far the leading provider of storage solutions in India. According to a recent International Data Corporation (IDC) India report, Seagate is the market-share leader with approximately 58 percent of the Indian disc drive market. PC Quest India, a leading technology publication, ranked Seagate first in its Users' Choice survey for the third consecutive year in 2001 for providing innovative and best-in-class products and services.

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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