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ATL Products Moves to World's Largest Facility Dedicated to DLT Automation; Increased Demand for Data Storage Libraries Prompts Move.

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 25, 1997--ATL Products Inc. (NASDAQ: ATLPA), a leading supplier of DLT libraries, today announced it has doubled the size of its worldwide headquarters by moving to a 125,000 square foot building in Irvine.

The state-of-the-art facility is designed to provide the manufacturing capacity needed to support the company's rapidly expanding sales.

According to Dr. Kevin Daly, president and chief executive officer of ATL: "The move was prompted by the company's need to keep pace with strong product demand from VAR and OEM customers, including Auspex, Data General, Digital Equipment Corp., EMC, Siemens-Nixdorf and Sun Microsystems. The new facility provides the space needed for our marketing, sales and product support activities, as well as key research and development programs that will fuel the company's growth in the years ahead."

The DLT market and ATL Products are well-positioned for rapid growth in the future. Freeman Associates, a market research company in Santa Barbara, Calif., expects DLT library sales to grow 42 percent by the year 2001.

ATL Products, recently selected to the Southern California Fast 50 Program by Deloitte & Touche LLP for being one of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Southern California, is a storage automation market leader with a broad line of DLT libraries, including the 520 Series, 7100 Series, 2640 Series and StorLink Series. ATL libraries offer capacities up to 45 DLT drives or 1300 DLT cartridges and backup performance of up to 810 GB per hour.

Additionally, ATL Products recently announced the groundbreaking Prism Library Architecture, Prism-based P1000 Series DLT libraries WebAdmin library management software.

With headquarters in Irvine, ATL Products manufactures a wide range of DLT automated tape library systems for the network server, mid-range and high-end computer markets. ATL libraries demonstrate industry-leading, field-proven reliability and data availability based on company's IntelliGrip automation technology and ATL-specified DLT tape drives.

ATL provides sales and service throughout the United States and major cities in Europe and Asia. For additional information, call ATL Products at 714/774-6900, or browse the ATL Products Web site at http://www.atlp.com . -0-

DLT is a trademark of Quantum Corp. worldwide. -0-

This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding the company's growth. The actual results of the company may differ materially and will depend on its performance which could be adversely affected by such factors as short product lives, unexpected shortages of critical components, the timing and market acceptance of planned new product introductions, competition (including new and directly competitive products from others), and the significant uncertainty of market acceptance of new products by both distribution channels and end-user customers.

The company's forward-looking statements are qualified by reference to these factors affecting its business. Investors are strongly urged to review the risk factors set forth in the company's last filed 10K and 10Q.

CONTACT: ATL Products, Irvine

Chet Baffa, 714/477-7702

cbaffa@atlp.com

or

Frank Berry, 714/477-7827

frankb@atlp.com
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