Hutchinson Technology to Report Fiscal 2012 Fourth Quarter Financial Results on November 8, 2012

Hutchinson Technology to Report Fiscal 2012 Fourth Quarter Financial Results
on November 8, 2012

HUTCHINSON, Minn., Oct. 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hutchinson Technology
Incorporated (Nasdaq:HTCH) today announced it will report fiscal 2012 fourth
quarter financial results on Thursday, November 8, 2012, after the close of
the market. A subsequent conference call for the investment community will
take place at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (4:00 p.m. Central Time).

Individual investors and news media may participate in the conference call via
a webcast, which will be accessible live and on an archived basis on
Hutchinson Technology's web site at www.htch.com/investors. The webcast also
will be distributed by Thomson StreetEvents to both institutional and
individual investors at www.earnings.com.

About Hutchinson Technology

Hutchinson Technology is a global technology leader committed to creating
value by developing solutions to critical customer problems. The company's
Disk Drive Components Division is a key worldwide supplier of suspension
assemblies for disk drives. The company's BioMeasurement Division is focused
on bringing new technologies and products to the market that provide
information clinicians can use to improve the quality of health care and
reduce costs.

CONTACT: INVESTOR CONTACT:
         Chuck Ives
         Hutchinson Technology Inc.
         320-587-1605
        
         MEDIA CONTACT:
         Connie Pautz
         Hutchinson Technology Inc.
         320-587-1823

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