Oct 16, 2000

Seagate Technology, Inc. Announces Settlement of Shareholder Litigation

Seagate Technology, Inc. (NYSE: SEG) today announced that it, VERITAS Software Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTS) and a group of private investors led by Silver Lake Partners have entered into an agreement to settle the litigation commenced by certain Seagate stockholders in Delaware with respect to the proposed acquisition of Seagate.

As part of the settlement, the investor group has agreed to pay an additional $50 million for Seagate's operating assets and reduce the amount of cash required to be held in escrow by Seagate to cover certain potential tax liabilities from a maximum of $300 million to $150 million. The additional $50 million will be available for distribution to Seagate shareholders once the settlement is consummated, which is expected to occur after the closing of the acquisition. Final settlement of the litigation is conditioned upon, among other things, execution of a stipulation of settlement and court approval.

Seagate, VERITAS and the investor group have agreed to the settlement solely to avoid the burden, expense and distraction of continuing litigation.

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