Western Digital CFO Wolfgang Nickl To Resign In November To Assume CFO Position At ASML Holding N.V. In The Netherlands

    Western Digital CFO Wolfgang Nickl To Resign In November To Assume CFO
               Position At ASML Holding N.V. In The Netherlands

PR Newswire

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 25, 2013

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Western Digital^®
Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced that chief financial officer Wolfgang
Nickl is resigning effective Nov. 17, 2013 to become chief financial officer
at ASML Holding N.V. (ASML) in the Netherlands.

Nickl has served as Western Digital's chief financial officer since August
2010. Prior to that time, Nickl served in other positions within the
company's finance and operations groups. Nickl will continue to direct WDC's
worldwide finance activities until his departure date. 

In joining ASML, Nickl will be returning with his family to his native Europe.

The company is in the process of conducting a search for a new chief financial

"We are grateful to Wolfgang for his nearly 18 years of service to Western
Digital," said Steve Milligan, president and chief executive officer of
Western Digital. "He has been an outstanding leader both inside and outside
the company and we wish him the very best."

"I am grateful for the learning, experience and relationships I have enjoyed
in 18 wonderful years at Western Digital," said Nickl. "I look forward to
seeing the company continue to grow and successfully execute on the long-term
strategy we have put in place."

About Western Digital

Western Digital Corp. (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

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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, or Steve Shattuck, Western Digital Public Relations,
949.672.7817, steve.shattuck@wdc.com
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