Maxtor Releases RoHS Compliance Details for Its Hard Drive Products

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MILPITAS, Calif., Nov. 8 – Maxtor Corporation

(NYSE: MXO), a worldwide leader in hard disk drives and consumer storage
products, announced today that all Maxtor hard drive products introduced in
Q1 2005 and beyond will meet the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
compliance directive adopted by the European Union (EU). The RoHS directive
requires manufacturers to significantly reduce lead, mercury, hexavalent
chromium, cadmium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl
ether (PBDE) content in all electronic products sold in Europe beginning in
July 2006.

„Maxtor values environmental preservation,“ said Misha Rozenberg, senior
vice president and chief quality officer at Maxtor Corporation. „Maxtor is in
full support of the RoHS directive and Waste Electrical and Electronic
Equipment (WEEE) initiative released by the European Union and is pleased to
report that its new hard drive products will conform well in advance of the
compliance dates.“

In 2003, Maxtor developed an internal compliance team to direct these
efforts and implement RoHS compliance standards to eliminate lead and other
hazardous substances that reside under the EU directive as well as endorse the
principals of the WEEE initiative. Maxtor implemented aggressive timelines to
meet requirements in advance of the July 2006 compliance date and will
continue to work closely with global OEMs on their specific requests and
timeline sensitivities.