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Exabyte Appoints New Sales Director for Asia Pacific Region

  • 11 May, 2006 10:26

<p>Long Term ANZ Country Manager Promoted to APAC Position</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia - May 11, 2006 -- Exabyte Corporation (OTCBB: EXBT), a leading innovator in tape backup, restore and archival systems, today announced the appointment of Mr Richard Giddey to the position of Director APAC sales, effective immediately.</p>
<p>Richard will be responsible for the area from India through China and Korea, SEA and ANZ. It does not include Japan. Exabyte’s extensive sales and support team in the region will now report to Richard. Richard will report to Mr John Gardner, Vice President, worldwide sales.</p>
<p>Richard is a long term employee of Exabyte having joined the company in Australia in December 1999 as country manager for Australia and New Zealand. He previously worked for a number of specialist IT and communications channel organisations in Australia.</p>
<p>“I am most excited about this opportunity to expand my career with Exabyte,” said Richard. “Exabyte is experiencing great success as our long term strategy of embracing the SME market becomes a reality. IDC now rate us as the leader in the entry level tape automation market ahead of HP, Quantum and Sony, and we just reported a 16% growth year on year for our first quarter in sales of our low end VXA Packet Tape products. I am keen to help my team in APAC increase awareness for Exabyte in the SME market, and of course sales.”</p>
<p>‘Exabyte is pleased Richard has risen to embrace this senior position, his vast channel experience and commitment, his track record in APAC and his deep knowledge of Exabyte will ensure his success,” said John Gardner.</p>
<p>About Exabyte Corporation</p>
<p>Exabyte Corporation is the leading innovator and provider of tape storage products. For more than 20 years, the company has raised industry standards in engineering quality for tape drives and tape automation. Exabyte's groundbreaking VXA Packet Technology is the capacity, speed, reliability, and value leader in small-to-midsize business tape storage and tape automation solutions. With patented and award-winning VXA Packet Technology and ExaBotics™, Exabyte's VXA™ and LTO™ (Ultrium™) products are ideally suited for SMB and departmental servers, workstations, LANs, and SANs. Exabyte has a worldwide network of OEM, distributor and reseller partners that share the company's commitment to innovation and customer service, including IBM, Apple, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Fujitsu Ltd., Imation, Tech Data, and Ingram Micro. The company is also a founding member of the VXA Alliance, an industry group focused on providing information and education to the marketplace on the benefits of the VXA Packet tape format. For more information, call 1-800-EXABYTE or visit</p>
<p>Media Contact:</p>
<p>Rob Stirling
Markom Marketing Pty Ltd
+61 2 9977 8922</p>
<p>Richard Giddey
Exabyte Corporation
+61 2 9929 9770</p>

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