Friday, March 30, 2001

Ontrack appoints Ben Allen Chief Operating Officer

MINNEAPOLIS, March 30, 2001 - ONTRACK Data International, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONDI), a leading provider of data availability software and service solutions, today announced the appointment of Ben Allen to the newly established position of chief operating officer.

Allen has been general manager of Ontrack's UK and France operations since March of 1999. Under Allen's leadership revenues in these operations have grown over 50 percent. Allen has improved the operations and grown the data recovery business for those regions, while also introducing Ontrack's software to the retail markets.

"I am excited to have Ben Allen return to the United States and become an active member of our executive team," said Mike Rogers, Ontrack chief executive officer. "Ben did an outstanding job for Ontrack in Europe and I believe he has the experience and leadership to do a great job for us here."

Rogers expects Allen's dynamic discipline and leadership skills to have an immediate impact on the entire organization. In his new position, Allen will be responsible for the management of operations, marketing, sales and product development for all products and services worldwide.

About Ontrack
Ontrack, a leading provider of data availability software and service solutions, helps customers protect, manage, recover and discover their valuable data. Using its hundreds of proprietary tools and techniques, Ontrack is able to recover lost or corrupted data from virtually all operating systems and types of storage devices through its do-it-yourself, remote and in-lab capabilities. Ontrack also offers award-winning PC utility software programs and services to help prevent critical data loss through a broad line of problem-solving, file-management and productivity utilities. Ontrack can be reached through its World Wide Web site at or by calling 800-872-2599. In addition to its Minneapolis headquarters, Ontrack operates locations in Los Angeles, Boulder, Colo., Washington D.C., New York, London, Paris and Stuttgart, Germany. Ontrack also makes its data recovery services available in Tokyo through its strategic alliance with Y-E Data, a company with over 25 years of experience in storage devices.

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