Hutchinson Technology to Report Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter Financial Results on April 30, 2013

Hutchinson Technology to Report Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter Financial Results
on April 30, 2013

HUTCHINSON, Minn., April 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hutchinson Technology
Incorporated (Nasdaq:HTCH) today announced it will report fiscal 2013 second
quarter financial results on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 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. In the disk drive
components market, the company is a key worldwide supplier of suspension
assemblies for disk drives.In the medical device market, the company 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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