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Qualstar Expands Sales Team with Two Highly Experienced Data Storage Experts


(NASDAQ:QBAK), a leader in providing tape-based data
storage solutions, announced the expansion of its global sales force.

In July 2018, Anthony Yeates joined Qualstar as the Director of European
Sales. With his extensive expertise in the data storage industry and
understanding of today's IT market needs, he will be responsible for
managing Qualstar's sales activity to drive sustainable growth in
Europe, CIS, and Africa. Before joining Qualstar, Anthony held senior
sales and management positions at Overland Storage, Panasas and Spectra
Logic. Most recently, he was assisting IT companies to enter European
markets. Anthony has a BTEC in Business Studies from Oxford Brookes

In April 2018, Laura Biro rejoined Qualstar as the US Western Region
Sales Manager. She has over 25 years of sales and marketing experience
in the IT industry. She is responsible for developing new business
opportunities in the Western United States. Laura will be able to assist
Qualstar's sales growth by creating cost-effective, customized solutions
that meet our customer's needs as we continue to provide quality,
innovative products to the marketplace. Laura holds two Associate of
Arts degrees from Pierce College and Brooks College.

"The addition of Anthony and Laura is part of our comprehensive growth
strategy to gain market share," said Arun Vaishampayan VP Global Sales.
"With a full spectrum of tape-based data storage products, Qualstar can
now offer the solution to satisfy long-term needs of entry-level,
mid-range and enterprise- class data storage markets."

About Qualstar Corporation

Qualstar, founded in 1984, is a diversified electronics manufacturer
specializing in data storage and power supplies. Qualstar is a leading
provider of high efficiency and high-density power supplies marketed
under the N2Power™ brand, and of data storage systems marketed under the
Qualstar™ brand. Our N2Power power supply products provide compact and
efficient power conversion for a wide variety of industries and
applications including, but not limited to telecom, networking,
broadcast, industrial, lighting, gaming and test equipment.
Our Qualstar data storage products are used to provide highly scalable
and reliable solutions to store and retrieve very large quantities of
electronic data. Qualstar's products are known throughout the world for
high quality and Simply Reliable™ designs that provide years of
trouble-free service. More information is available at or or
by phone at 805-583-7744. Connect with Qualstar on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

Statements used in this press release that relate to future plans,
events, financial results, prospects or performance are forward-looking
statements as defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995 and include statements about the design and development of the
specifications and architecture for an enterprise class optical disc
archive library. All statements, other than statements of historical
fact, are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements.
These forward-looking statements are based upon the current expectations
and beliefs of Qualstar's management and are subject to certain risks
and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially
from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. For
further information on these risks and uncertainties, please refer to
the risk factors discussed in Qualstar's filings with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission including, but not limited to,
Qualstar's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December
31, 2017, the "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial
Condition and Results of Operations" section of such Form 10-K, and any
subsequently filed reports. All of Qualstar's filings are available
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or from Qualstar's website (
information contained in this press release is as of the date of this
press release. Notwithstanding changes that may occur with respect to
matters relating to any forward-looking statements, Qualstar does not
expect to, and disclaims any obligation to, publicly update any
forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise. Qualstar, however, reserves the right to
update such statements or any portion thereof at any time for any reason.

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