Roxio Announces Board of Directors

The Digital Media Company



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Roxio, Inc.

    MILPITAS, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Roxio, Inc., the
 Digital Media Company announced today that it has appointed three new members
 to its board of directors.  Roxio announced on April 12, 2001 the confirmation
 of its impending spin-off from Adaptec, which will be completed on May 11.
     Rick Boyko, Co-President and Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy & Mather,
 Joe Kaczorowski, Chief Financial Officer of HOB Entertainment, Inc., and
 Rob Rodin, Chairman and CEO of eConnections were appointed and will join
 Bob Stephens, President and CEO of Adaptec, Inc. and Chris Gorog, Roxio's
 President and CEO to comprise the board of directors of Roxio.
     "I am extremely pleased with the composition of our board and the
 extensive experience of our directors.  Their collective knowledge of the
 technology and media sectors will serve as a strong foundation for Roxio's
 governance and development of future opportunities," said Chris Gorog,
 President and Chief Executive Officer at Roxio, Inc.  "The board's background
 is a reflection of the company's focus on the convergence of media and
 technology.  They will serve as a valuable sounding board in this fast-moving
 marketplace and I look forward to working with them on the expansion and
 development of Roxio."
     As President and CEO of Roxio, Chris Gorog brings extensive knowledge of
 the entertainment industry.  Prior to joining Roxio in September 2000, Gorog
 served as President of New Business Development for Universal Studios
 Recreation Group and as Executive Vice President of Group Operations.  Before
 joining Universal, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the
 worldwide motion picture and television production company ITC Entertainment
 Group and earlier as Vice President of Business Affairs for the Walt Disney
 Company.  Most recently, he participated in the acquisition of Universal
 Studios' concert division by House of Blues Entertainment.  Mr. Gorog is a
 director of the HOB Entertainment, Inc., which features the largest live
 concert Internet site on the web.
     Bob Stephens is President and CEO of Adaptec, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADPT), the
 industry's leading performance storage company generating annual sales in
 excess of $800 million and an S&P 500 member.  Mr. Stephens joined Adaptec as
 Chief Operating Officer in November 1995, became President in October 1998,
 and CEO in April 1999.  Before coming to Adaptec, he was the Founder and
 Chief Executive Officer of Power I/O, which was acquired by Adaptec in 1995.
     Rick Boyko is Co-President, Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy & Mather, one
 of the largest and most acclaimed advertising agencies in the world.
 Mr. Boyko joined Ogilvy & Mather at their New York headquarters in 1990 after
 working for Chiat Day in Los Angeles for seven years in senior creative
 positions.  Mr. Boyko began his career in Chicago at Leo Burnett and BBDO
 after serving four years in the Air Force and graduating from Art Center
 College of Design.
     Joe Kaczorowski is Chief Financial Officer of HOB Entertainment, Inc. a
 leading North American concert producer that owns the House of Blues concert
 clubs and the concert promotion business formerly known as Universal Concerts.
 HOB is also the owner of HOB.com.  Mr. Kaczorowski joined HOB Entertainment,
 Inc. in 1996.  From 1981 through June 1996, he was employed with the
 Cannell Studios in its international television production and distribution
 studio, and from 1989 served as its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial
 Officer.
     Rob Rodin is the founder, Chairman, and CEO of eConnections, a global
 real time supply chain management company for the electronics industry.
 eConnections' technology infrastructure has been twice named the best B2B
 website in the world.  Prior to founding eConnections, Mr. Rodin served as CEO
 of Marshall Industries, a NYSE listed technology company prior to its
 acquisition by Avnet in 1999.  Mr. Rodin is also the author of the book FREE,
 PERFECT and NOW: Connecting to the Three Insatiable Demands,
 (Simon and Schuster 1999).
 
     About Roxio
     Roxio, Inc. (www.roxio.com) provides the best selling CD burning software
 in the world empowering people to create, manage and move digital media.
 Roxio's suite of digital media products features, Easy CD Creator for Windows,
 and Toast, for Macintosh platform.  Roxio also markets GoBack, the premier
 system recovery software that enables PC users to "Go Back" in time to
 instantly recover from system crashes, virus attacks, failed software
 installations and data loss.  Roxio distributes its products globally through
 strategic partnerships with major PC and drive manufacturers, national retail
 chains and Internet partnerships.  Roxio's products are also available at its
 website.  Headquartered in Milpitas, California, Roxio also maintains offices
 in Colorado; Minnesota; Germany, and Japan.  Roxio currently employs
 approximately 250 people worldwide.
 
     About Adaptec
     Adaptec is the global leader in innovative storage solutions.  Adaptec's
 hardware and software solutions for business and Internet applications move,
 manage, and protect critical data and digital content.  Adaptec's storage
 solutions are found in high-performance networks, servers, workstations and
 desktops from the world's leading manufacturers, and are sold through
 distribution channels to ISPs, enterprises, medium and small businesses and
 consumers. Adaptec is an S&P 500 and a NASDAQ 100 member.  More information is
 available at www.adaptec.com.
 
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SOURCE Roxio, Inc.
    MILPITAS, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Roxio, Inc., the
 Digital Media Company announced today that it has appointed three new members
 to its board of directors.  Roxio announced on April 12, 2001 the confirmation
 of its impending spin-off from Adaptec, which will be completed on May 11.
     Rick Boyko, Co-President and Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy & Mather,
 Joe Kaczorowski, Chief Financial Officer of HOB Entertainment, Inc., and
 Rob Rodin, Chairman and CEO of eConnections were appointed and will join
 Bob Stephens, President and CEO of Adaptec, Inc. and Chris Gorog, Roxio's
 President and CEO to comprise the board of directors of Roxio.
     "I am extremely pleased with the composition of our board and the
 extensive experience of our directors.  Their collective knowledge of the
 technology and media sectors will serve as a strong foundation for Roxio's
 governance and development of future opportunities," said Chris Gorog,
 President and Chief Executive Officer at Roxio, Inc.  "The board's background
 is a reflection of the company's focus on the convergence of media and
 technology.  They will serve as a valuable sounding board in this fast-moving
 marketplace and I look forward to working with them on the expansion and
 development of Roxio."
     As President and CEO of Roxio, Chris Gorog brings extensive knowledge of
 the entertainment industry.  Prior to joining Roxio in September 2000, Gorog
 served as President of New Business Development for Universal Studios
 Recreation Group and as Executive Vice President of Group Operations.  Before
 joining Universal, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the
 worldwide motion picture and television production company ITC Entertainment
 Group and earlier as Vice President of Business Affairs for the Walt Disney
 Company.  Most recently, he participated in the acquisition of Universal
 Studios' concert division by House of Blues Entertainment.  Mr. Gorog is a
 director of the HOB Entertainment, Inc., which features the largest live
 concert Internet site on the web.
     Bob Stephens is President and CEO of Adaptec, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADPT), the
 industry's leading performance storage company generating annual sales in
 excess of $800 million and an S&P 500 member.  Mr. Stephens joined Adaptec as
 Chief Operating Officer in November 1995, became President in October 1998,
 and CEO in April 1999.  Before coming to Adaptec, he was the Founder and
 Chief Executive Officer of Power I/O, which was acquired by Adaptec in 1995.
     Rick Boyko is Co-President, Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy & Mather, one
 of the largest and most acclaimed advertising agencies in the world.
 Mr. Boyko joined Ogilvy & Mather at their New York headquarters in 1990 after
 working for Chiat Day in Los Angeles for seven years in senior creative
 positions.  Mr. Boyko began his career in Chicago at Leo Burnett and BBDO
 after serving four years in the Air Force and graduating from Art Center
 College of Design.
     Joe Kaczorowski is Chief Financial Officer of HOB Entertainment, Inc. a
 leading North American concert producer that owns the House of Blues concert
 clubs and the concert promotion business formerly known as Universal Concerts.
 HOB is also the owner of HOB.com.  Mr. Kaczorowski joined HOB Entertainment,
 Inc. in 1996.  From 1981 through June 1996, he was employed with the
 Cannell Studios in its international television production and distribution
 studio, and from 1989 served as its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial
 Officer.
     Rob Rodin is the founder, Chairman, and CEO of eConnections, a global
 real time supply chain management company for the electronics industry.
 eConnections' technology infrastructure has been twice named the best B2B
 website in the world.  Prior to founding eConnections, Mr. Rodin served as CEO
 of Marshall Industries, a NYSE listed technology company prior to its
 acquisition by Avnet in 1999.  Mr. Rodin is also the author of the book FREE,
 PERFECT and NOW: Connecting to the Three Insatiable Demands,
 (Simon and Schuster 1999).
 
     About Roxio
     Roxio, Inc. (www.roxio.com) provides the best selling CD burning software
 in the world empowering people to create, manage and move digital media.
 Roxio's suite of digital media products features, Easy CD Creator for Windows,
 and Toast, for Macintosh platform.  Roxio also markets GoBack, the premier
 system recovery software that enables PC users to "Go Back" in time to
 instantly recover from system crashes, virus attacks, failed software
 installations and data loss.  Roxio distributes its products globally through
 strategic partnerships with major PC and drive manufacturers, national retail
 chains and Internet partnerships.  Roxio's products are also available at its
 website.  Headquartered in Milpitas, California, Roxio also maintains offices
 in Colorado; Minnesota; Germany, and Japan.  Roxio currently employs
 approximately 250 people worldwide.
 
     About Adaptec
     Adaptec is the global leader in innovative storage solutions.  Adaptec's
 hardware and software solutions for business and Internet applications move,
 manage, and protect critical data and digital content.  Adaptec's storage
 solutions are found in high-performance networks, servers, workstations and
 desktops from the world's leading manufacturers, and are sold through
 distribution channels to ISPs, enterprises, medium and small businesses and
 consumers. Adaptec is an S&P 500 and a NASDAQ 100 member.  More information is
 available at www.adaptec.com.
 
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