Press Release

LaCie Wins Top Honors of Best Vendor And Best Hardware at RetailVision Fall 2005


September 19, 2005

LaCie has won the coveted “Best of RetailVision Awards”™ for Best Vendor and Best Hardware by attendees at RetailVision® Fall 2005, the premiere event for technology retailers and vendors focused on the consumer channel. LaCie also received triple award nominations in the categories of Best Peripheral, Best New Technology and Best Vendor Latin America. Awards were presented at a special ceremony held in Phoenix, Arizona, on September 8, 2005.

LaCie was awarded Best Hardware for innovative new external storage products such as the SAFE Hard Drive and Carte Orange USB Key, and Best Vendor for its approach to the channel. Selected by decision makers from the Top 100-level retailers across North America, the “Best of RetailVision Awards”™ honor vendors who consistently demonstrate both innovation and leadership in the retail marketplace.

“We are honored by our wins in the Best Vendor and Best Hardware categories at RetailVision this fall,” says Mat Gasquy, LaCie Vice President of Sales. “LaCie has worked very hard to establish strong partnerships with its resellers. It’s great to receive such positive feedback and recognition from the attendees. With their support, we will continue to develop innovative solutions and lead the storage category.”

“These awards represent an extraordinary benchmark for technology vendors because they are voted on by the top retailers in North America,” says Pete Prentice, Senior Global 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."

For over a decade, RetailVision has been the recognized leader in bringing together established and emerging technology vendors with Top 100-level retailers. These retailers represent the entire consumer-buying channel for technology products, from computer and office supply superstores, to direct marketing companies, consumer electronics stores, buying groups, mass merchants, click-and-mortar, and online retailers.

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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