Mar 20, 2003

Seagate Penang Industries Donates RM23,500 For Environmental Awareness Camps

Penang Seagate Industries (M) Sdn Bhd, today announced a donation of RM23,500 for the development and implementation of Environmental Awareness Camps 2003. Working in collaboration with the Penang Department of Environment (DOE), three Environmental Awareness Camps dedicated to developing an appreciation for nature and the skills to preserve it, will be organized in April, June and August this year for teachers and students.

YB Dato' Teng Hock Nan, Chairman of Local Government Environment and Traffic Management Committee received the check on behalf of Penang DOE at Seagate's Kampung Jawa facility. Mr. John Marshall, vice president and general manager of Penang Seagate, gave a welcome speech at the event and emphasized that the key objective of this camp is to educate young people on the importance of preserving the environment and increasing awareness of factors that threaten the ecosystem.

"Seagate is committed to being an environmentally responsible company worldwide, and the sponsorship of these camps demonstrates this dedication," said Mr. Marshall. "To my knowledge, Seagate is the first private sector company in Malaysia to provide this level of support dedicated to environmental awareness for young people. The importance of preserving our environment cannot be underestimated and Seagate continues to emphasize the need to recycle, reduce, reuse and repurchase. Every one of us can make a difference and the little things we do as individuals can create a better environment globally."

Activities in the camp include talks on the preservation of nature and several fun, educational activities said Mr. Marshall. These activities that utilize sketches, crossword puzzles, and model building are aimed at enabling the participants to visualize an ideal environment. A jungle walk will also be conducted by a trained environmentalist to further contribute to the participant's understanding of the exciting and interesting environment around them.

Seagate strives to be a good corporate citizen in the communities where its employees live and work. The Environmental Awareness Camp is an important part of Seagate's community service program in Malaysia for 2003, and supports the Company's commitment to the environment, youth and education.

Also present at the check presentation ceremony were the director of Penang DOE, Encik Rusli Che Husin, representatives from the Department of Education and members of Penang Seagate's management team.

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