Xyratex Ltd Amends Shareholder Rights Plan

                  Xyratex Ltd Amends Shareholder Rights Plan

PR Newswire

HAVANT, United Kingdom, Dec. 13, 2013

HAVANT, United Kingdom, Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Xyratex Ltd (Nasdaq:
XRTX) today announced that its Board of Directors has amended its shareholder
rights plan. The amendment extends the expiration date of the plan from
December 17, 2013 to December 17, 2014. The amendment was not in response to
any acquisition proposal.

About Xyratex

Xyratex is a leading provider of data storage technology, including modular
solutions for the enterprise data storage industry and hard disk drive (HDD)
capital equipment for the HDD industry. Xyratex enterprise data storage
platforms provide a range of advanced, scalable data storage solutions for the
Original Equipment Manufacturer and High Performance Computing communities. As
the largest capital equipment supplier to the HDD industry, Xyratex enables
disk drive manufacturers and their component suppliers to meet today's
technology and productivity requirements. Xyratex has over 25 years of
experience in research and development relating to disk drives, storage
systems and manufacturing process technology.

Founded in 1994 in an MBO from IBM, and with headquarters in the UK, Xyratex
has an established global base with R&D and operational facilities in North
America, Asia and Europe.

SOURCE Xyratex Ltd

Website: http://www.xyratex.com
Contact: Vice President of Investor Relations, Brad Driver, Tel: +1 (510)
687-5260, Email: bdriver@xyratex.com, Website: www.xyratex.com
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