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Ed Zander and Albert ‘Rocky’ Pimentel Named to Seagate Technology Board of Directors

March 9, 2009

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Seagate (Nasdaq: STX) today announced it has named Ed Zander, former chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Motorola, and Albert “Rocky” Pimentel, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of McAfee, Inc., to its Board of Directors.

At Motorola, Zander made the RAZR the best-selling cell phone in history and reshaped Motorola’s image worldwide with the popular “Hello Moto” campaign. He sharpened Motorola’s edge in technology innovation; delivered on 12 consecutive quarters of revenue growth; streamlined the business to increase operating efficiencies worldwide; significantly improved the balance sheet and acquired and divested businesses to strengthen the company’s competitive position. Prior to Motorola, Zander was president and chief operating officer of Sun Microsystems until 2002. During his 15 years at the company, he grew Sun to $18 billion in revenues; established the company as number one in the server market; and built it into the pre-eminent supplier of network software infrastructure with Solaris and Java. Before Sun, Zander worked at Apollo Computer as vice president of marketing and at Data General in a number of marketing and engineering positions. Zander previously served as a member of Seagate’s board of directors from November of 2002 through October of 2004.

Pimentel is an industry veteran with more than 30 years of change management experience with small, medium and large companies. Prior to his role at McAfee, Pimentel served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Glu Mobile. Before Glu Mobile, Pimentel served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Zone Labs, where he oversaw the company’s successful negotiation and merger with Check Point Software. Prior to that, Pimentel was a partner with Redpoint Ventures, where he managed the firm’s operational activities and contributed to business and new investment development. Pimentel also held the positions of senior vice president and chief financial officer of WebTV Networks, which was acquired by Microsoft in 1997, senior vice president and chief financial officer of LSI Logic Corporation, and was part of the founding management team of Conner Peripherals, Inc., which was acquired by Seagate in 1996.

Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disk drives and storage solutions, providing products for a wide-range of applications, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Branded Solutions. Seagate’s business model leverages technology leadership and world-class manufacturing to deliver industry-leading innovation and quality to its global customers, with the goal of being the time-to-market leader in all markets in which it participates. The company is committed to providing 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 http://www.seagate.com.

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