OCZ Technology Signs AB S.A. to Distribute Complete Portfolio of Solid State Drives

OCZ Technology Signs AB S.A. to Distribute Complete Portfolio of Solid State 
Drives
and Power Supply Units in Central-Eastern Europe 
Agreement Covers All Markets Where AB S.A. Operates Including Poland,
Czechoslovakia, and Slovakia  
SAN JOSE, CA  -- (Marketwire) -- 03/25/13 --  OCZ Technology Group,
Inc. (NASDAQ: OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance
solid-state drives (SSDs) and power supply units (PSUs) for computing
devices and systems, today announced that AB S.A., an established
multinational distributor of leading IT and computer technology
products, is now authorized to distribute OCZ's complete line of SSDs
and PSUs in Central-Eastern Europe (CEE). The distribution agreement
covers all markets where AB S.A. operates including Poland,
Czechoslovakia and Slovakia. 
"We carefully observe new products in the IT market to introduce them
into our product offerings. As data traffic continues to
exponentially increase, solid state drives are considered to be the
future of IT," said Zbigniew Madry, Sales Director and Member of the
Board of AB S.A. "Our goal is to provide clients with access to these
high tech solutions. Being one of the first major providers of SSDs,
with a rich product portfolio and history of technological
innovations, OCZ is a partner that we are very excited to engage
with." 
"We are pleased to sign AB S.A. as a key part of our distribution
strategy in Central-Eastern Europe. AB S.A. enables us to enter and
expand our market presence in three important CEE regions," said
Ralph Schmitt, CEO for OCZ Technology. "As our key strategic sales
partner in the region, with a rich portfolio of IT products and
services, we feel that they can also help further penetrate OCZ
storage solutions into data center applications." 
The distribution portfolio includes OCZ's complete line of consumer
and enterprise SSDs covering SATA-III, PCIe, and SAS interface
options and features the award-winning Vector SSD Series. This
advanced SATA III SSD implements OCZ's proprietary Barefoot 3
controller delivering exceptional I/O performance and enhanced
endurance for personal computing environments. The agreement also
includes OCZ's complete portfolio of industrial-grade and
high-performance PSUs delivering award-winning power management for
pr
ofessional and enthusiast use. 
As a result of today's distribution agreement, OCZ is poised to
increase its market penetration in a strategic growth area with a
leading distribution partner. 
About OCZ Technology Group, Inc.
Founded in 2002, San Jose, CA-based OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (OCZ)
is a global leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of
high-performance solid-state storage solutions and premium computer
components. Offering a complete spectrum of solid-state drives
(SSDs), OCZ provides SSDs in a variety of form factors and interfaces
(i.e. PCIe, SAS and SATA) to address a wide range of client and
enterprise applications. Having developed firmware and controller
platforms, to virtualization and endurance extending technologies,
the company delivers vertically integrated solutions enabling
transformational approaches to how digital data is captured, stored,
accessed, analyzed and leveraged by customers. For more information,
please visit: www.ocztechnology.com. 
Forward Looking Statements
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expectations and as such constitute forward-looking statements
involving known and unknown factors that may cause actual results of
OCZ Technology Group, Inc. to be different from those expressed or
implied in the forward-looking statements. In this context, words
such as "will," "would," "expect," "anticipate," "should" or other
similar words and phrases often identify forward-looking statements
made on behalf of OCZ. It is important to note that actual results of
OCZ may differ materially from those described or implied in such
forward-looking statements based on a number of factors and
uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the risk that
additional information may arise from the oversight of the audit
committee; the risk that the process of preparing and auditing the
financial statements or other subsequent events would require OCZ to
make additional adjustments; the time and effort required to complete
the restatement of the financial reports; the ramifications of OCZ's
potential inability to timely file required reports; including
potential delisting of OCZ's common stock on NASDAQ; the risk of
litigation or governmental investigations or proceedings relating to
such matters; the risk that OCZ may not be able to successful
negotiate an amendment to its credit facility; market acceptance of
OCZ's products and OCZ's ability to continually develop enhanced
products; adverse changes both in the general macro-economic
environment as well as in the industries OCZ serves, including
computer manufacturing, traditional and online retailers, information
storage, internet search and content providers and computer system
integrators; OCZ's ability to efficiently manage material and
inventory, including integrated circuit chip costs and freight costs;
and OCZ's ability to generate cash from operations, secure external
funding for its operations and manage its liquidity needs. Other
general economic, business and financing conditions and factors are
described in more detail in "Item 1A -- Risk Factors" in Part I in
OCZ's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on May 14, 2012,
and statements made in other subsequent filings. The filing is
available both at www.sec.gov as well as via OCZ's website at
www.ocztechnology.com. OCZ does not undertake to update its
forward-looking statements. 
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OCZ Press Contact: 
Scott Harlin
Director of Marketing Communications
(408) 440-3484
sharlin@ocztechnology.com 
OCZ Investor Relations Contact:
Bonnie Mott
Senior Manager of Investor Relations
(408) 440-3428
bmott@ocztechnology.com