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Bell Micro, Fabrik Sign Pact

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Bell Microproducts Inc. (Nasdaq: BELM), one of the world's largest
value-added distributors of storage and computing technology, has signed a
distribution deal with Fabrik, Inc. (, the provider of
innovative storage, memory and content management services. Under the terms
of the agreement, Bell Microproducts will distribute the full line of
Fabrik's SimpleTech- branded external and portable backup and storage
solutions, network attached storage devices, memory, compact flash and
flash drives throughout North America.

Fabrik's new partnership with Bell Microproducts is designed to
increase awareness and visibility of the company's full line of storage and
memory products. The relationship is in line with Fabrik's strategy to
offer easy access to the best products in the market for small business
users, creative professionals and consumers. As the premier destination for
all storage needs, Bell Microproducts is a natural fit for the line of
SimpleTech-branded solutions.

"We are excited about this relationship, as it will give the channel
more value-added choices," said John Vossoughi, senior vice president,
North American computer products marketing for Bell Microproducts. "Not
only does our new partnership expand our portfolio of value-added
offerings, it serves as a great foundation for future collaboration and
distribution of innovative solutions from Fabrik."

Fabrik is a global provider of external, portable and network storage
solutions for consumers and small business users. It also provides flash
memory cards, USB flash drives and memory upgrades for a wide range of
industrial and consumer applications, including IP networking, servers,
consumer electronics, and personal computing. Earlier this year
SimpleTech's consumer business unit was acquired by Fabrik, a privately
owned company based in San Mateo, California. Fabrik's vision is to develop
new product categories that transform the way people store, manage, access,
find and share their personal and professional content.

Bell Microproducts (Nasdaq: BELM)

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