Monday, September 25, 2000

Ontrack recognized as one of Minnesota’s leading companies for growth and performance

Deloitte & Touche named Ontrack to the Minnesota “Technology Fast 50” And City Business featured Ontrack in its Growth 40 Column

ONTRACK Data International Inc. (NASDAQ: ONDI), a leading provider of data availability software and service solutions, today announced it was recognized by two separate organizations that highlight Minnesota's fastest growing companies. Ontrack was named to the Minnesota Technology Fast 50 list, an annual ranking created by the accounting firm Deloitte & Touche, which showcases the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the state. In addition, CityBusiness honored Ontrack as the newest member in its Growth 40 column, which reports on the Twin Cities region's 40 fastest-growing companies.

“Our growth can be attributed to our aggressive market strategy, highly-talented employee base and the increasing value people place on their data,” said Ontrack CEO Mike Rogers. Rogers credits growth in revenue to the company's strategic initiatives in developing innovative data availability technologies that lead to higher quality products and services.

The rankings for the Minnesota Technology Fast 50 are based on the percentage of growth in a company's revenue over the last five years. Ontrack is the fifth largest employer in this year's Fast 50. Ontrack has been named to the list each of the three years since the list's inception. Ontrack was ranked 48th overall in the Minnesota Technology Fast 50 listing.

The CityBusiness Growth 40 Column is a feature of the Twin Cities business-focused publication that spotlights activity for the region's 40 fastest growing companies. Ontrack was selected as a result of the company's emerging electronic discovery software and services and its development of Web-enabled software tools for the ASP market.

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.

ONTRACK is a registered trademark of ONTRACK Data International, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

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