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Crossroads Systems Files Suit Against Dot Hill


Crossroads Systems Files Suit Against Dot Hill

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 09/11/13 -- Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS), a global provider of data archive solutions, today filed suit in Federal District Court against Dot Hill Systems Corp.

Crossroads alleges, in part, that Dot Hill Systems Corp., a licensee of certain patents in Crossroads' '972 Patent Family failed to fully pay license fees due Crossroads under the 2006 patent license agreement between the parties. Since 2001, Crossroads has licensed portions of the '972 Patent Family to more than 40 companies and received in excess of $60 million in license and settlement revenue.

Richard K. Coleman, Jr., Interim President and CEO at Crossroads Systems, said, "We take our patent rights very seriously and intend to pursue this matter aggressively on behalf of our shareholders."

About Crossroads Systems Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS) is a global provider of data archive solutions. Through the innovative use of new technologies, Crossroads delivers customer-driven solutions that enable proactive data security, advanced data archiving, optimized performance and significant cost-savings. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Austin, TX, Crossroads holds more than 100 patents and has been honored with numerous industry awards for data archiving, storage and protection. Visit www.crossroads.com.

Important Cautions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This press release includes forward-looking statements that relate to the business and expected future events or future performance of Crossroads Systems, Inc. and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause its actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Words such as, but not limited to, "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "intend," "plan," "targets," "likely," "will," "would," "could," and similar expressions or phrases identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about Crossroads Systems' ability to implement its business strategy, including the transition from a hardware storage company to a software solutions and services provider, its ability to expand its distribution channels, its ability to maintain or broaden relationships with existing distribution channels and strategic alliances and develop new industry relationships, the performance of third parties in its distribution channels and of its strategic alliances and its ability to achieve or maintain profitability. The future performance of Crossroads Systems may be adversely affected by the following risks and uncertainties: uncertainties relating to product development and commercialization, uncertain market acceptance of Crossroads Systems products, including StrongBox, intense competition in the data protection and storage markets, variations in quarterly results and a consequence of unpredictable sales cycles and other factors, the ability to obtain, maintain or protect patent and other proprietary intellectual property rights, technological change in the industry, future capital requirements, regulatory actions or delays and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from those described or anticipated by these forward-looking statements. For a more detailed discussion of these factors and risks, investors should review Crossroads Systems' reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC's website or by clicking "SEC Filings" on the company's Investor Relations website at http://investors.crossroads.com. Forward-looking statements in this press release are based on management's beliefs and opinions at the time the statements are made. Crossroads Systems undertakes no duty to update this information to reflect future events, information or circumstances.

Copyright2013 Crossroads Systems, Inc., Crossroads and Crossroads Systems are registered trademarks of Crossroads Systems, Inc. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

Company Contacts: Jennifer Crane Crossroads Systems jcrane@crossroads.com 512.928.6897 800.643.7148

Investor Contact: Mark Hood Crossroads Systems mhood@crossroads.com 512.928.7330

Press Contact: Matthew Zintel Zintel Public Relations matthew.zintel@zintelpr.com 281.444.1590

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