Jul 25, 2001

Seagate Names Dennis Brown Vice President, Recording Media Manufacturing

SINGAPORE - In a move to further strengthen the Company's streamlined organizational structure and increase the leverage of its vertical integration capabilities, Seagate today announced the appointment of Dennis Brown to the position of vice president, Recording Media Manufacturing. Based in Singapore, Brown will have responsibility for media manufacturing operations here and in the US, reporting to Kevin Eassa, senior vice president, Worldwide Recording Head/Media Manufacturing Operations.

"Seagate's recording media operations continue to be a critical part of the Company's technology and market leadership strategy, as market share growth in this industry is dependent on continued access to best-in-class components," Eassa said. "I am confident in Dennis' ability to effectively leverage this core competitive advantage for Seagate, at a time when industry consolidation has focused attention on the benefits of vertical integration."

"With Seagate's single disc sputtering process and our proprietary Magnetic Information Technology (MINT) system, we produce some of the industry's lowest-cost, highest-density magnetic discs for hard drives," Brown said. "My charter is to leverage our technical capabilities with a focus on time-to-volume execution, enabling us to satisfy the needs of our global customer base faster and better than any company in our industry. Advanced technology combined with our continued deployment of Six Sigma and supply chain management initiatives will further hone our competitive edge."

Brown joined Seagate in 1985, working in recording media R&D and production, and was instrumental in establishing the Company's media manufacturing operations in the US and Singapore. He has 22 years of experience in the magnetic recording industry.

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 http://www.seagate.com.