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Brussels, March 30 - 2001. Ingram Micro Europe, the European division of Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE:IM), the largest global wholesale provider of technology products and supply chain management services, today announced that Ingram Micro Components and Private Label Division Europe, its specialised division headquartered in Munich (Germany) has signed a pan-European distribution agreement with Maxtor Corporation, a leading global supplier of information storage solutions.

According to the terms of the agreement, Ingram Micro's European subsidiaries will distribute to their resellers across Europe the full product range of Maxtor's hard drives. This includes DiamondMax™ and DiamondMax Plus lines of hard drives for mainstream and high performance-oriented PCs, as well as DiamondMax VL hard drives designed for more price- sensitive buyers and the emerging consumer electronics market.

“I am very pleased to be able to add Maxtor products to our current European offering as it will allow us to complete and fully support our resellers in their offer of innovative solutions with the quality guarantee of a sector leader", said Rainer Kozlik, Vice President Components and Private Label of Ingram Micro Europe. “The agreement to distribute Maxtor products further consolidates our existing relationship with this partner in the USA”, he added.

“We are very excited about this new partnership with Ingram Micro Europe as they excel as a broadline distributor making one-stop shopping possible”, said Patricia Bongiorno, Director Distribution EMEA. “With products ranging from entry-level to high-performance systems, Maxtor’s products meet the needs of the broadest range of consumers, including first-time computer buyers, Internet and multimedia veterans, and users of consumer electronic appliances. We are convinced we can greatly benefit from Ingram Micro’s substantial reseller client base which targets all reseller segments”.

Maxtor products are available from all Ingram Micro subsidiaries in Europe. Resellers should contact their local Ingram Micro sales representatives for more information.

About Maxtor
Maxtor* Corporation (NASDAQ : MXTR) is a leading global supplier of information storage solutions. Founded in 1982, Maxtor is headquartered in Milpitas, California, and has over 8,500 employees. Maxtor has several U.S. sales offices with additional offices in Germany, Hong Kong, Great Britain, France, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Australia and Japan. Development and pilot production lines are located in Longmont, Colorado. Maxtor’s manufacturing operation includes unique cell-based manufacturing facilities in Singapore and repair, administrative, and distribution centres in Ireland and Milpitas. The company’s sales were nearly $2.7 billion in 2000. The company's current hard drive products include the award-winning DiamondMax* and DiamondMax Plus line of products for mainstream and high-performance personal computers and consumer electronics applications, as well as the DiamondMax VL line for entry-level PCs. Maxtor also offers a new 1394 External Storage™ solution and t!
he MaxAttach™ family of network-attached storage servers. The newest addition to our hard disk drive line is the Maxtor 531DX, a 5400 RPM entry-level drive with a new form factor and innovative technology for increased data reliability. The world’s top systems manufacturers-such as Apple, Compaq, Dell and Hewlett-Packard-are our OEM customers. In addition, our products are sold through a global network of distributors and systems integrators and more than 2,000 retail outlets, including Best Buy, CompUSA, Costco and Staples.

More information about Maxtor and its products can be found at or by calling toll-free (800) 2-MAXTOR.
Ingram Micro Components & Private Label Division Europe
Ingram Micro Components & Private Label Division Europe was formed in September 1999 and functions as a service-provider to all Ingram Micro subsidiaries in Europe. The division, headed by Rainer Kozlik, Vice President Components & Private Label Europe, focuses on establishing European-wide distribution agreements with component manufacturers, centralised components purchasing and stocking, and markets monitors and LCD products under the private label brand ‘V7- Videoseven’ - adapted to the needs of the individual country.

In addition to the V7 Videoseven private label products, the product offering of Ingram Micro’s European Components division comprises mainboards, graphic cards, CPUs, memory devices and rotating memory products, of leading manufacturers such as IBM, Quantum, Seagate, Gigabyte, MSI, Aopen, Toshiba, Lite-on, Creative, OnStream, TEAC, Iomega and Adaptec.

About Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro Inc. is the largest global wholesale provider of technology products and supply chain management services. The company operates in 36 countries with sales of $30.7 billion for the fiscal year 2000. Ingram Micro’s global regions provide the distribution of technology products and services, marketing development and supply chain management services to more than 175,000 technology solution providers and 1,700 manufacturers. The company is focused on maximising shareowner value and achieving customer satisfaction through innovation in the information technology supply chain. Visit / <>

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For further information, please contact us either by phone or E-mail at
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Maxtor EMEA
Annie Bernard
Customer Marketing Coordinator
Tel: +33 (0)1 64 53 24 18
Fax: +33 (0)1 69 32 04 10
e-mail :

MCC International
Stephen Humphrey/Nicola Welch
Tel: +44 (0) 1962 888100
Fax: +44 (0) 1962 888125

For Ingram Micro:
AIDnetwork: Tania Ghislain
Account Manager
Tel: (+32) - 2 - 5345561
Fax: (+32) - 2 - 5344532

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