HGST Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Amplidata

Acquisition Supports Strategy to Expand into Higher Value Storage Platforms and Systems

IRVINE and MILPITAS, Calif. — Mar. 3, 2015 — Western Digital® Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) announced today that HGST has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Amplidata, a privately-held developer of object storage software for public and private cloud data centers. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. HGST is a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Digital Corp.

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