Press Release

LaCie receives triple award nominations


May 6, 2004

Last week LaCie, a leading producer of state-of-the-art storage devices, received a rare triple nomination for RetailVision's® 2004 "The Best of RetailVision Awards"TM in the following categories: Best Hardware, Best Peripherals, and Best Vendor. These bi-annual technology accolades are the only awards voted on exclusively by attending retailers.

"These awards represent an extraordinary benchmark for technology vendors because they are voted on by the top retailers in North America," said Pete Prentice, Senior Event Director for RetailVision. "For both winners and nominees, the awards carry the prestige and the confirmation that a vendor's products and strategies are succeeding in the consumer channel."

RetailVision® is a bi-annual channel event that brings together leading distributors, manufacturers, retail sales, and marketing professionals from across the computer industry. The awards honor excellence in product innovation, channel strategy, and presentation selected by the Top 100-Level Retailers who attend RetailVision® and buy $60 billion worth of products each year.

"Being nominated by a panel of retailers and partners for awards in three different categories is a great honor to LaCie," says Mat Gasquy, Vice President of Sales. "We appreciate being recognized not only for the success of our storage products in the Best Hardware and Best Peripherals categories, but for our approach to the channel as well in the Best Vendor category."

About LaCie
Established in the United States, Europe and Japan, LaCie is the world's leading producer of PC and Macintosh compatible storage peripherals. Through a specialized sales dealer network, LaCie offers innovative solutions for creative professionals in multimedia applications (graphics, audio, video, web design and digital photography). What differentiates LaCie is the design of its products, original creations by designers such as Philippe Starck, Porsche Design GmbH and Neil Poulton. LaCie is listed on the Paris Nouveau Marché (code 5431).

About Vision Events
Vision Events, a Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT and ITB) company, is a leading producer of highly focused business events that bring resellers and end users together with leading and emerging vendors in private boardroom appointments to form strategic partnerships and secure new business in the technology sector. Additional information about Vision Events can be found at www.visionevents.com.

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For more information, press only: Melissa Logan, 503-844-4578, mlogan@lacie.com



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