Press Release

LaCie Nominated for Best Hardware and Best Vendor at RetailVision® Fall 2004


September 23, 2004

LaCie received two nominations in the Best Hardware and Best Vendor categories at RetailVision® Fall 2004 in San Diego, CA. The "Best of RetailVision Awards" are the only awards voted on exclusively by attending retailers.

"RetailVision attendees are top 100-level retailers from across North America, and these awards represent an extraordinary benchmark for technology vendors," said Pete Prentice, Senior 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 top retailers who attend RetailVision® and buy $60 billion worth of products each year.

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

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.

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 and original creations by designers such as Philippe Starck, Porsche Design GmbH and Neil Poulton. LaCie is listed on the Paris Nouveau Marché (code 5431). www.lacie.com

Contact Lacie
Press Inquiries: US: Melissa Logan, 503-844-4578, mlogan@lacie.com
Sales Inquiries: Direct Sales, 503-844-4502, sales@lacie.com
Reseller Sales, 503-844-4500, sales@lacie.com

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Contact LaCie

Press Inquiries: press@lacie.com
Sales Inquiries: Direct Sales, 971-246-8150, sales@lacie.com
Reseller Sales, sales@lacie.com

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