Aug 27, 2003

Seagate Names Dr. Mark Re Vice President, Advanced Recording Research

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. - Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX) today announced that Dr. Mark Re has joined the Company as vice president, Advanced Recording Research. Re will be based at Seagate Research in Pittsburgh, PA, and will oversee the Company's ongoing research on perpendicular recording and other advanced magnetic storage technologies.

Prior to joining Seagate, Re was senior vice president of Research and Development at Read-Rite Corporation. He also held various management positions at IBM Corporation in San Jose, California and in Yorktown Heights, New York. He was also named an IBM Distinguished Engineer in 1997.

Re holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University. He has published over 40 scientific papers and holds 10 patents. In his new role, Re will report to Dr. Mark Kryder, Seagate Chief Technical Officer and senior vice president of Research.

"Mark Re has been a technical leader in the magnetic recording industry for a number of years," said Dr. Kryder. "We are delighted that he has joined us and are looking forward to his leading our effort in Seagate Research to extend perpendicular recording to an areal density of 1 Terabit per square inch."

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