Apr 07, 2004

Vobis Honors Seagate With Exceptional Supplier Award

MUNICH, Germany - Vobis AG, Germany's leading computer retail chain, presented its "Exceptional Supplier Award" to Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX), the world's leading hard disc drive company, at the CeBIT 2004 trade exhibition. The award recognizes Seagate's excellent business processes, first-class support and outstanding teamwork in a rapidly changing technology market. Seagate's optimized supply chain and its speed, flexibility and efficiency ensure that Vobis can react to its customers' needs quickly and reliably. The Aachen-based chain was one of the first customers worldwide to use Seagate's Momentus 2.5-inch hard drives in volume for its notebook computer products.

"We are very proud of this award especially as it demonstrates that our efforts to continually optimize our supply chain are highly valued by Vobis," said Don Kennedy, vice president Sales and Marketing EMEA at Seagate. "Our success with Vobis also reflects the importance of our broad product line and our re-entry into the notebook hard drive business. As the disc drive category leader, our aim is to deliver not only the most reliable hard drives but also to provide the best in class service and support to our customers - we are very honored by the award from Vobis."

Seagate's Momentus is the first notebook hard drive on the market to combine the high performance of a 5400-rpm hard drive with the low power consumption of a traditional 4200-rpm notebook hard drive. Seagate's patented SoftSonic fluid dynamic motor and new QuietStep ramp load technology make Momentus one of the quietest, most rugged notebook hard drives available. QuietStep keeps head loading and unloading acoustics down to a whisper when switching between active and standby mode.

Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide range of Enterprise, PC, Notebook 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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