• Press Release

    October 12, 1999

    EMC Announces Completion of Data General Acquisition

    Hopkinton, - Tuesday, October 12, 1999

    Hopkinton, - October 12, 1999 -

    EMC Corporation, the world's leading provider of intelligent enterprise storage systems, software, and services, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Data General Corporation.

    Under the terms of the merger agreement, which was announced August 9, 1999, each share of Data General common stock will be exchanged for 0.3125 shares of EMC common stock. This exchange ratio is based on the average share price for EMC common stock during the 20-day trading period that ended October 1.

    The acquisition of Data General will further strengthen EMC's market-leading portfolio of intelligent enterprise storage systems, software and services, through the addition of Data General's CLARiiON line of midrange storage systems. Data General's AViiON server business will continue to focus on the UNIX and Windows NT marketplaces, its industry-leading NUMA (non-uniform memory access) technology, and serving the needs of its substantial worldwide customer base.

    EMC Corporation, based in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, is the world's technology and market leader in the rapidly growing market for intelligent enterprise storage systems, software, networks and services. EMC's products store, retrieve, manage, protect and share information from all major computing environments, including UNIX, Windows NT and mainframe platforms. With 1998 revenues of $3.97 billion, EMC has offices worldwide, trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol EMC, and is a component of the S&P 500 Index. For further information about EMC and its storage solutions, EMC's corporate web site can be accessed at http://www.emc.com.

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