Wednesday, May 16, 2001

Ontrack expands Washington D.C. office

Office expansion to bring the company’s electronic discovery solutions closer to technology innovators in the legal community

MINNEAPOLIS, May 16, 2001 - ONTRACK Data International, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONDI), today announced the expansion of its Washington D.C. office to include Ontrack® DataTrail™ electonic discovery solutions, a suite of software and services designed for law firms and their clients. DataTrail’s unique consulting team of legal and technical experts assists in the capture, management and delivery of electronic documents for litigation and regulatory matters.

"Throughout the last year we have received multiple daily requests from D.C.-based law firms and corporations for our e-discovery services,” said Jennifer Zeller, director of DataTrail, Ontrack. “Our worldwide reputation for excellence in data recovery services combined with our recognized expert status in the courts for the e-discovery work we have performed have brought Ontrack to the forefront of the emerging e-discovery marketplace. By expanding our D.C. office to include the e-discovery practice, Ontrack is now in a position to serve our D.C. clients on a more personal level.”

Ontrack’s Washington D.C. office previously focused exclusively on providing data recovery services to customers in the region. Ontrack was driven to expand its service operations to include e-discovery offerings due to client requests for a local presence – especially in the antitrust and mergers and acquisitions arenas.

More information about the D.C. office capabilities is available at the company’s Web site at or by calling 703-821-8211.

About Ontrack® DataTrail™ Electronic Discovery Solutions
Ontrack DataTrail solutions provides electronic discovery services and software that help companies, law firms and federal agencies quickly and cost-effectively recover electronic information, such as user files, email and databases, for use in legal matters. Additional offerings include data collection, computer forensics and password/encryption de-coding.

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 (612-937-5161). In addition to its Minneapolis headquarters, Ontrack operates other locations in Los Angeles, Boulder, Colo., Washington D.C., New York, London, Paris and Stuttgart. 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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