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Western Digital Announces Appointment of Tunç Doluca to Its Board of Directors

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Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ:WDC) today announced the appointment of
Tunç Doluca to its board of directors. Doluca, 60, has served as
president and chief executive officer of Maxim Integrated, a developer
of innovative analog and mixed-signal products and technologies, since
2007. He brings to the board over 30 years of executive leadership and
technical experience in the semiconductor industry.

Doluca will be subject to re-election at the next Western Digital annual
meeting of shareholders. With this appointment, Western Digital's board
is comprised of nine directors, eight of whom are external and
independent.

"I am very pleased to welcome Tunç to the Western Digital board of
directors," said Matthew E. Massengill, Chairman of the Board of Western
Digital. "Tunç is a veteran semiconductor executive with a strong
background in operations and manufacturing, as well as strategy
execution. His experience and insight within the semiconductor space
will be a valuable asset to Western Digital as we continue to deliver
data-centric technology innovations and solutions to help our customers
capture, preserve, access and transform their data."

Prior to being named president and chief executive officer of Maxim
Integrated, Doluca held a variety of strategic management positions
since joining the company in 1984, including leading research and
development and serving as group president of its portable, computing
and instrumentation electronics business units. He has designed over 40
products and holds 11 patents.

Doluca also serves on the boards of directors of Maxim Integrated and
the Semiconductor Industry Association. Doluca holds a bachelor's of
science degree in electrical engineering from Iowa State University and
a master's of science degree in electrical engineering from the
University of California, Santa Barbara.

About Western Digital

Western Digital creates environments for data to thrive. The company is
driving the innovation needed to help customers capture, preserve,
access and transform an ever-increasing diversity of data. Everywhere
data lives, from advanced data centers to mobile sensors to personal
devices, our industry-leading solutions deliver the possibilities of
data. Western Digital® data-centric solutions are marketed
under the G-Technology™, HGST, SanDisk®, Tegile™, Upthere™
and WD® brands. Financial and investor information is
available on the company's Investor Relations website at investor.wdc.com.

Western Digital, the Western Digital logo, G-Technology, HGST, SanDisk,
Tegile, Upthere and WD are registered trademarks or trademarks of
Western Digital Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other
countries.

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