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Seagate Reports 2008 Results

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. -- Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX - News) today reported disc drive unit shipments of approximately 43 million, revenue of $2.9 billion, GAAP net income of $160 million, and diluted net income per share of $0.32 for the quarter ended June 27, 2008. GAAP net income and diluted net income per share includes approximately $23 million of purchased intangibles amortization and other charges associated with Seagate's recent acquisitions. Excluding these items, non-GAAP net income and diluted net income per share were $183 million and $0.37, respectively. Included in both GAAP and non-GAAP results are restructuring charges of approximately $36 million or approximately $0.07 per share.

For the twelve months ended June 27, 2008, Seagate reported revenue of $12.7 billion, GAAP net income of $1.3 billion, and diluted net income per share of $2.36. GAAP net income and diluted net income per share includes approximately $113 million of purchased intangibles amortization and other charges associated with Seagate's recent acquisitions and also a net gain from asset sales of approximately $19 million. Excluding these items, non-GAAP net income and diluted net income per share were $1.4 billion and $2.54, respectively. Included in both GAAP and non-GAAP results are restructuring and other charges of approximately $88 million or approximately $0.16 per share.

"We delivered strong growth in fiscal year 2008, with unit volume and revenue up 15% and 12%, respectively over fiscal year 2007, and with net income of $1.3 billion," said Bill Watkins, Seagate chief executive officer. "Sequentially, our market-leading share positions remained unchanged in the enterprise and desktop markets, we grew our leading share position in the consumer electronics market, and we grew share in the notebook and retail markets. Were it not for some product execution issues in the notebook and nearline markets, we believe we would have delivered an even stronger quarter and year, with improved share positions. We have now made significant strides in reclaiming our product leadership in these areas. While we expect that the residual effects of the previously missed execution will be reflected in the first quarter, we believe that we will grow revenue and improve earnings throughout the remainder of FY2009."

Seagate Technology Inc.