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Today NEC Corporation and UniTree Software Inc. announced an agreement under which NEC will resell
the advanced storage management HSM solutions from UniTree on LINUX platforms for the High
Performance Computing market. The co-operation also includes services agreement to provide
customers with flexible maintenance and solution oriented support in the field.

Under the agreement, NEC Corporation will resell the UniTree range of virtual online storage
solutions. The two companies will work together to develop and support Linux-based HSM
(Hierarchical Storage Management) solutions and provide customers with full service and support.

"Linux is fast evolving as a force in the market and both NEC and UniTree see the agreement as
strategically important for both parties, " says Robert Clark, VP of Worldwide Sales, UniTree Inc.

“The alliance with UniTree enables NEC to complement its offering of vector supercomputers with
scaleable - and customisable - storage management solutions, capable of handling and managing the
huge amounts of data produced in world class high performance computing centres. This step further
strengthens NECs ability to offer integrated solutions in the HPC area.” adds Tadashi Watanabe, VP
for the HPC business, NEC Corporation.

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation (NASDAQ: NIPNY) (FTSE: 6701q.l) is a leading provider of Internet solutions,
dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of its customers in the key computer, network and
electron device fields through its three market-focused in-house companies: NEC Solutions, NEC
Networks and NEC Electron Devices. NEC Corporation, with its in-house companies, employs more than
150,000 people worldwide and saw net sales of 4,991 billion Yen (approx. US$48 billion) in fiscal
year 1999-2000. For further information, please visit the NEC home page at:
http://www.nec-global.com


About UniTree Software

UniTree develops storage software solutions that cost-effectively manage growing volumes of data.
UniTree supports multiple hardware platforms including Sun (Nasdaq:SUN), SGI (NYSE:SGI), Compaq
(NYSE:CPQ), Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HP) and Linux using a host of tape and optical libraries from
companies including StorageTek (NYSE:STK), ADIC, HP, Exabyte, Sony and others.

Headquartered in the Greater Silicon Valley, California, UniTree maintains sales offices in Denver,
Colorado, Washington DC and its European operation near London, England.

UniTree’s products are available through a network of OEMs, VARs, and Resellers. For more
information on UniTree products, see www.unitree.com or contact Nigel Dear at nigel@unitree.com/
Tel +44 (0)1628 486773

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For further information please contact: Nigel Dear, UniTree Europe. Tel +44 (0)1628 486773
Email: nigel@unitree.com
Web: www.unitree.com

Or: Makoto Tsukakoshi, NEC Corporation, +81 33798 9131
Email: tsukakoshi@sxsmd.ho.nec.co.jp
Web: www.ess.nec.de


Or: Paul Whitehead, Western Associates PR, tel +44 (0)1428 641413.
Email: paul@western-pr.demon.co.uk



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