Jun 24, 2003

Seagate Offers 'Start' As An Exclusive Feature Of Its Partner Program

PARIS, France - Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX) today announced it is offering START (Seagate Technology Authorized Reseller Training) as an exclusive benefit of the Seagate Partner Program (SPP) for disc drive products. Reinforcing the Company's objective of strengthening relationships and increasing value-add for its customers, Seagate has designed START to positively impact business development for its channel partners.

START features free online product training and interactive learning on Seagate products leveraging the convenience of the web, giving total flexibility with 24-hour access and self-paced courses.

As part of Seagate's ongoing SPP recruitment campaign, the availability of START serves as an example of the Company's commitment to its distributors and resellers, offering them powerful, simple to use tools to optimize their revenue and ROI.

START is available in six languages - English, French, German, Polish, Spanish and Italian.

The advantages of the START program are:

- Instant, global deployment and product updates;
- Convenient anytime, anywhere access to learning;
- Self-paced format accommodates all levels and schedules;
- Engaging and interactive learning environment;
- Simulations allow learners to test their sales skills in a safe environment;
- Minimal technology requirements;
- Local language versions;

START will help partners to:
- Gain insight into each customer's business needs;
- Cross-sell to related solutions;
- Up-sell to higher value products;
- Create opportunities to proactively contact customers;
- Generate repeat business.

For more information, please visit us at http://reseller.seagate.com

Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disc drives for Enterprise, PC and Consumer Electronics applications. The Company is committed to 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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