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SGI Names Philip Chua Managing Director and Vice President of Asia Pacific and Japan


Industry Veteran to Spearhead SGI's Business Growth in Asia Pacific

FREMONT, Calif. — May 25, 2010 — SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in HPC and data center solutions, today announced the addition of Philip Chua as managing director and vice president of Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ). With strong sales leadership skills and management experience, Chua will be responsible for shaping and growing SGI's APJ sales organization, and will report to Tony Carrozza, senior vice president of worldwide sales.

"Philip Chua has a proven and successful track record of managing very large sales organizations, strategic customers and talent development, and I am delighted he has joined SGI," said Carrozza. "APJ, including China, India, Australia, Korea, Taiwan, South East Asia and Japan, are critical geographies for SGI, and we are very fortunate to gain an executive of Philip's stature and experience."

Chua has had an extensive career spanning 30 years in the IT industry in a variety of leadership positions. He has produced outstanding results in managing large businesses, partnering with strategic customers, building channel networks and developing talent on his teams. His responsibilities cut across a number of industries, product categories and customer types in executive roles. In recent years he served as the vice president for HP TSG (now HP Enterprise Business) sales as well as Enterprise Services in China.

"SGI has a solid reputation for innovative supercomputing solutions, and I am pleased to be joining this dynamic, market-leading company," said Chua. "I look forward to extending SGI's reach and expanding its channel presence in the critically important APJ market."

Chua holds a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago and is a qualified accountant.

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