Press Release

LaCie Receives Triple Award Nomination At RetailVision® Spring 2005


May 5, 2005

LaCie received three nominations in the Best Hardware, Best Peripheral and Best Vendor categories at RetailVision® Spring 2005 in Orlando, FL. The Best of RetailVision Awards® are the only awards voted on exclusively by attending retailers.

“We are honored to have been nominated for RetailVision awards in these three categories,” 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 and Peripheral categories, but also for our approach to the channel in the Best Vendor category.”

”RetailVision attendees are top 100-level retailers from across North America," says Pete Prentice, Senior Global Director for RetailVision®. “The Best of RetailVision Awards are significant because they are voted on by these consumer channel decision makers. For technology Vendors, it's an honor to be nominated and recognized for innovation and leadership in the retail marketplace."

LaCie displayed several innovative solutions at RetailVision® including the d2 Extreme with Triple line of hard drives for use with Mac or PCs; new silverscreen hard drive that allows for direct playback of various media through any standard TV; Ethernet Disk mini, a simple to use shared hard drive; d2 DVD±RW Double Layer burners with new LightScribe disc-etching capability; compact and highly portable LaCie Mobile Drive Designed by FA Porsche in up to 100GB capacity; among other innovative hard drives, optical drives, and LCD monitors.

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.

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
LaCie creates external storage solutions and color monitors that help professionals and everyday people easily manage their digital lives. Powerful technology combined with unique designs by the internationally acclaimed Philippe Starck, Neil Poulton and Porsche Design GmbH make LaCie the world leader in storage innovation. Established in France in 1989, LaCie is now headquartered in North America, Europe and Asia and listed on the Paris Nouveau Marché (code 5431). For more information, visit www.lacie.com.

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Contact Lacie
Press Inquiries: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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