Aug 19, 2004

Seagate Names New Head of its Taiwan Sales Office

TAIPEI, Taiwan - As part of an organization alignment to strengthen its Taiwan sales office, Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX) today announced that Chiang Min Lang, Daven has joined the Company as Director of Sales, Taiwan, reporting to Teh Ban Seng, Seagate vice president and managing director of Asia Sales and Marketing. Chiang will be based in Taipei, and will oversee all Taiwan sales operations including the Authorized Distribution Channel business, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) business development and distribution sales and marketing activities.

The market in Taiwan is undergoing rapid change, most notably the growth of the major ODMs with manufacturing capabilities worldwide. These companies are an important part of Seagate's success as they are major players in the notebook market and are poised to enter the consumer electronics market, as well. These Taiwanese companies are positioning themselves to drive the convergence of the traditional IT and the consumer electronics businesses.

"Taiwan is one of the most important regions in Asia for Seagate and we are delighted that Chiang has joined us to lead our Taiwan operations," said Teh. "As a veteran in the IT industry, Chiang is well positioned to spearhead Seagate's efforts in developing strategies to increase business growth throughout Taiwan."

Prior to joining Seagate, Chiang was regional manager of Taiwan Branch at Hitachi Global Storage Technology. He also held various management, sales and engineering positions at Hitachi, Conner Peripherals and Mitac in Taiwan. Chiang majored in Applied Mathematics at the Chinese Culture University and Electrical Engineering at the Lee Min Institute of Technology.

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