Aug 02, 2006

Seagate Names Don Kennedy Vice President, Global Channel Sales & Marketing

Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX) today announced that Don Kennedy has been appointed to the newly created role of vice president, Global Channel Sales & Marketing. In this position, Kennedy will lead the combined Global Channel Sales and Marketing teams to help Seagate meet its growth objectives in the marketplace.

"Don has a proven track record of experience that will be invaluable in his new position, from having over 15 years of international sales management, to more recently leading Seagate's go-to-market strategy and sales for accounts in the Americas," said Jeff Loebbaka, Seagate senior vice president, Global Channel Sales and Corporate Marketing. "Going forward, Don and his team will leverage best channel sales practices globally, focus on alignment of key vertical markets, and continue to drive market share and distribution strategies. I am pleased to name Don to this new role and I am confident that he will continue to move Seagate forward as the premier storage provider in the world."

Kennedy joined Seagate in 1998 as VP of Asia Pacific Sales and Marketing. He most recently held the position of VP Americas Channel Sales, Marketing & Global Retail. Prior to joining Seagate, Kennedy held various domestic and international sales and management positions at Western Digital.

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide-range of applications, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Branded Solutions. 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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