|MILPITAS, Calif., (March 11,
2002) - DISC Inc. (NASDAQ: DCSR), a manufacturer
of automated solutions for enterprise storage, announced today the appointment
of Robert W. Riland, III to the position of President and CEO of DISC, Inc.
He succeeds J. Richard Ellis, who will continue as Chairman of the Board
of Directors. Riland, who has been with DISC, Inc. for two years, was Vice
President of Sales and Marketing.
"Over the last two years, Bob has been instrumental
in our efforts to put the company on the right track," stated J.
Richard Ellis, Chairman of DISC, Inc. "He has spearheaded the refinement
of our product strategy and roadmap," continued Ellis. "With
a solid knowledge of our industry and an understanding of the challenges
that we face, Bob is the right person to lead DISC into the future. I
look forward to working with him in his new capacity."
Mr. Ellis will continue to focus on strategic and international
issues and will work closely with Riland through his position as Chairman
of the Board.
Established in 1986, DISC, a worldwide manufacturer
of automated library solutions, provides companies with storage devices
that add capacity to networks for a fraction of the total cost of RAID.
DISC's storage solutions range in capacity from 40 GB to 9.5 TB. Headquartered
in Milpitas, California, DISC can be found on the World Wide Web at www.disc-storage.com.
Sales and development offices are located in Northern California, Minneapolis,
Dallas, Tampa, Phoenix, New York, Washington D.C., Bingen, Germany and
London. In addition to these offices, the company also has authorized
resellers, distributors and service partners for sales of NearLine storage
solutions and local customer support in 40 countries. In North America,
DISC can be reached by calling (800) 944-3472 or (408) 934-7000, and in
Europe; DISC can be reached by calling 49 (0) 6721.964.430. DISC can also
be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This release contains forward-looking statements
that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are made based on our
current beliefs and expectations. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking
statements involve risk and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially
from the results predicted. Risk factors that could affect our future
include business conditions, economic conditions and growth in the data
storage market, market acceptance of our products, our ability to keep
pace with technological innovation and competitive developments, our ability
to respond to changes in the data storage market, our ability to raise
further capital which we anticipate will be required to finance our operations,
the loss of key personnel, our history of losses, the loss of customers
or distributors and increased competition and pricing pressure. For more
information about factors that could potentially affect our financial
results, please refer to our fillings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, copies of which may be accessed through the SEC's web site
at http://www.sec.gov/. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking
statement that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of DISC.