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Signing with Micro-P is set to increase market penetration and provide focused storage expertise.

Oslo Norway, (7 May, 2008): Tandberg Data, the global supplier of backup and archiving solutions, today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Micro-Peripherals (Micro-P) in the UK.

Micro-P, a trade-only distributor of PCs, Peripherals, Storage and Networking Solutions, has been appointed as a UK distributor for Tandberg Data’s entire portfolio of tape libraries, tape autoloaders and tape drives, disk-based storage and data media.

As one of the oldest distributors in the UK backed with a loyal customer base, Micro-P is a natural fit for Tandberg Data, whose solutions span from ambitious power users to small to medium sized corporate environments. With state-of-the-art distribution facilities in Lancashire and Hampshire and a reputation to go that extra mile for enhanced customer service, Micro-P are well placed to recommend Tandberg Data solutions to their 8,000 UK channel partners.

“Adding Micro-P as one of our distribution partners will be a significant factor in increasing Tandberg Data’s market share in the UK,” said Gary Preston, Sales Director, North and South EMEA, Tandberg Data. “It allows us to touch a greater volume of partners and provides our current resellers with a healthy choice of supply route. Micro-P demonstrates focus and expertise with a pro-active, dedicated Storage division. It has the desire to capitalise not just on the opportunities that are provided in mainstream backup sales, but will also help partners diversify and up-sell into new markets, such as our higher-end, margin-rich automation solutions.”

“We only select best-of-breed solutions and work with manufacturers who enhance our solution portfolio. Tandberg Data has a long history of providing quality, innovative robust solutions which will make them an attractive proposition to our customers.” noted Mark Kahr Vendorand Marketing Director, Micro-P.

Micro-P’s progressive marketing and communications to the channel will also provide one of the best routes to market for new versions of the RDX QuikStor disk based removable storage system. Micro-P customers will benefit from Tandberg Data’s revamped Partner Programme, which provides the backbone from which UK resellers can optimise sales, marketing and technical support. Resellers interested in becoming a Partner should view: http://partners.tandbergdata.com/English/.

Tandberg Data will continue to work with its two current UK distributors, Northamber and CMS Peripherals.

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For further information please contact:

Sharon Munday
KPR Global
Tel: + 44 (0) 1189 745418
Email: smunday@kprglobal.com

Marije Stijnen
Director of Corporate Marketing
Tel.: + 44 (0)7909 906012
Email: marije.stijnen@tandbergdata.com

About Tandberg Data

Tandberg Data is a leading global supplier of backup and archiving technologies. Tandberg Data offers of a complete range of tape libraries, tape autoloaders and tape drives (based on the LTO™, SLR™ and VXA® tape technology platforms), storage software, data media and disk-based storage such as the RDX® QuikStor™. These solutions are marketed exclusively through a channel of qualified resellers and distributors.

These solutions are underpinned by OEM agreements with major server manufacturers including IBM, Hitachi, Fujitsu, Fujitsu-Siemens, Apple and Dell and supported by all major operating systems and storage software applications to operate in heterogeneous network environments. All solutions are designed to meet the growing storage requirements of small and medium-sized organisations with scalability, reliability and backward compatibility features that ensure cost effective operation and long-term investment protection.

In addition to corporate offices in Oslo, Norway, TANDBERG DATA ASA has subsidiaries in the USA, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and Singapore, as well as branch offices in Italy, India, and China (PRC) Thailand and Brazil. TANDBERG DATA ASA is a publicly held company based in Oslo, Norway and is traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker=TAD).

For further information, please visit http://www.tandbergdata.com

RDX QuikStor, and SLR are trademarks of Tandberg Data ASA. RDX is a registered trademark of ProStor Systems, Inc. LTO is a trademark of HP, IBM and Quantum. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Additional Information

About Micro Peripherals Ltd

Micro Peripherals Ltd, established in 1980, is one of the leading distributors of IT and Consumer Technology products in the UK.

Operating from state of the art facilities in Altham, Lancashire and Basingstoke, Micro-P offers a wide product portfolio from around 100 partners/vendors to one of the largest IT reseller customer databases in the UK. Micro-P has built a first class reputation amongst it’s customers, through exceptional product knowledge, Integrity and value added sales.

©2005 Micro Peripherals Limited – all rights reserved. Micro Peripherals and registered Micro-P logo are trademarks used under license by Micro-P Ltd. The names of actual companies and products mentioned here may be the trademark of respective owners.

For more information visit www.micro-p.com

Micro Peripherals Ltd, trading as Micro P, is one of the largest subsidiary of DCC Plc. Founded in 1976 DCC is one of Ireland’s largest companies and a world class sales, marketing and value added services organization.

About DCC plc

DCC plc is a business support services group principally focused on sales, marketing and distribution in the energy, IT, healthcare and food markets, with operations in Britain, Ireland and Continental Europe. DCC is listed on the Irish and London stock exchanges with a current market capitalisation of approximately €1 billion.

For further Information please contact:

Lucy Loosemore – Marketing Manager
Tel: 01256 707070
Fax: 01256 7079919
Email: lucyl@micro-p.com



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