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Ex-StorageTek senior account manager joins to manage named accounts

Winnersh, Berkshire - 14 September 2004. Advanced Digital Information Corporation (NASDAQ: ADIC), leading supplier of intelligent storage solutions for the open system market, has announced the appointment of Robert Dunne as corporate sales account manager.

Dunne joins ADIC from StorageTek (NYSE: STK) where he was responsible for target accounts in telecommunications and broadcast, working closely with StorageTek’s channel partners. He will be reporting into UK regional director Christo Conidaris.

Dunne has over 11 years of sales experience gained at vendors such as BMC Software, IBM UK and DELL Computers. His experience includes business development, managing channel partners and developing sales propositions targeted at senior and technical executives.

“When you work in corporate sales you understand the value of working for vendors which have the combination of market leadership and drive,” said Dunne. “ADIC holds the lead in the open systems market for autoloaders and libraries as well as offering solid disk-based products and a compelling software story based on its StorNext Management Suite.”

Christo Conidaris, UK sales director, ADIC said, “Robert’s understanding of our market, combined with his ability to deliver hard-hitting results, made him an obvious candidate for this role. I know he will be a great contributor to the team.”

About ADIC
Advanced Digital Information Corporation (NASDAQ: ADIC) is a leading provider of Intelligent Storage™ solutions to the open systems marketplace. ADIC is the world’s largest supplier of automated tape systems using the drive technologies most often employed for backing up open system, client-server networks.* The Company’s data management software, storage networking appliances, and disk-to-tape data protection solutions provide IT managers innovative tools for storing, managing and protecting their most valuable digital assets in a variety of disk and tape environments. ADIC storage products are available through a worldwide sales force and a global network of resellers and OEMs, including Cray, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu-Siemens, HP, IBM and Sun. Further information about ADIC is available at

*Market share data from Gartner Dataquest, Tape Automation Systems Market Shares, 2003, F. Yale, April 2004. ADIC and Pathlight are registered trademarks and Intelligent Storage is a trademark of Advanced Digital Information Corporation. EMC and CLARiiON are registered trademarks of EMC Corporation. All other trade or service marks mentioned in this document should be considered the property of their respective owners.

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