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LaCie Wins Top Honors of Best Product Hardware And Best Vendor Latin America at RetailVision Spring 2006

May 2, 2006

LaCie has won the coveted “Best of RetailVision Awards”™ for Best Product Hardware and Best Vendor Latin America by attendees at RetailVision® Spring 2006, the premiere event for technology retailers and vendors focused on the consumer channel. LaCie also received two award nominations in the categories of Best Merchandising and Best Retail Strategy.

“We are extremely pleased to have won these sought-after RetailVision Awards,” says Mat Gasquy, LaCie Vice President of Sales. “LaCie consistently raises the bar with products that merge powerful technology with great design. We appreciate the support that we receive from our channel partners and will continue to work hard with them to make these unique products available to customers.”

LaCie was awarded Best Product Hardware for innovative new external storage products such as Little Big Disk, Rugged, SAFE and the Ethernet Disk, and Best Vendor Latin America for its approach to the channel. Selected by decision makers from more than 200 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.

“I believe these awards truly represent the best of the new products and strategic initiatives that are driving growth in both the North American and Latin American retail channels,” says Pete Prentice, Senior Global Director for RetailVision. “Underscoring their significance is the fact that every winner and nominee is directly chosen by the top 100-Level Retailers and Distributors who are the market leaders in consumer technology.”

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®
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