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Western Digital Appoints Akio Yamamoto To Succeed Kensuke Oka To Board Of Directors

  Western Digital Appoints Akio Yamamoto To Succeed Kensuke Oka To Board Of
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PR Newswire

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 19, 2013

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Digital^® Corp.
(NASDAQ: WDC) today announced that it has appointed Akio Yamamoto to its board
of directors, effective Sept. 19, 2013. Yamamoto is vice president, executive
officer and a director of Hitachi Medical Corporation and has served Hitachi
Ltd. companies for more than 25 years.

Yamamoto succeeds Kensuke Oka of Hitachi Ltd. and joins Masahiro Yamamura as
Hitachi Ltd.'s two representatives on the Western Digital board.

"We appreciate the wisdom and contributions of Kensuke Oka as a member of our
board of directors since shortly after our acquisition of HGST," said Tom
Pardun, Western Digital chairman of the board. "We welcome Akio Yamamoto to
our board and look forward to benefiting from his insights and perspectives as
we continue to create value for our customers, employees and shareholders."

Yamamoto has been with Hitachi Medical Corporation (HMC) since 2010, leading
the medical system operations group. Before joining HMC, he served in a
variety of executive capacities at Hitachi Ltd.

About Western Digital

Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC), Irvine, Calif., is a global
provider of products and services that empower people to create, manage,
experience and preserve digital content. Its subsidiaries design and
manufacture storage devices, networking equipment and home entertainment
products under the WD^®, HGST and G-Technology brands. Visit the Investor
section of the company's website (www.westerndigital.com) to access a variety
of financial and investor information.

Western Digital, WD and the WD logos are registered trademarks in the U.S. and
other countries. Other marks may be mentioned herein that belong to other
companies.

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SOURCE Western Digital Corp.

Website: http://www.westerndigital.com
Contact: Bob Blair, Western Digital Investor Relations, 949.672.7834,
robert.blair@wdc.com; Steve Shattuck, Western Digital Public Relations,
949.672.7817, steve.shattuck@wdc.com
 
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