Press Release

SGI Appoints Jennifer Pileggi as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Former Con-Way EVP Selected to Lead Global Legal Affairs

Fremont, Calif. — September 20, 2011 — SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a trusted leader in technical computing, today announced that Jennifer Pileggi has joined the company as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, and will be part of the company's executive management team.

"Jennifer brings a great combination of legal, governance and business experience to SGI," said SGI CEO Mark J. Barrenechea. "Jennifer is a great addition to our team as we continue to scale the new SGI. She has the perfect background to continue and strengthen the trust our customers and shareholders have in us."

Prior to joining SGI, Ms. Pileggi was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW), a $5 billion freight transportation and logistics services company now headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI. As the company's chief attorney, Ms. Pileggi managed the legal staff and was responsible for securities law, corporate governance, ethics and compliance matters, financial transactions and general corporate matters. She previously served as Vice President and Corporate Counsel for Menlo Worldwide, Con-way's $1.5 billion supply chain management business segment, a position she had held since 2003.

Ms. Pileggi started her career in 1996 as the first attorney for Menlo Worldwide's logistics subsidiary, Menlo Logistics. An attorney with 21 years of experience in corporate law, Ms. Pileggi started her legal career in 1990 with Heller, Ehrman, White and McAuliffe in San Francisco, Calif. As a business associate, she represented investment advisers and worked on stock and limited partnership offerings. In 1992, she joined Marron, Reid & Sheehy in San Francisco as a business associate representing small and mid-sized companies in general business and real estate matters.

"SGI is an exciting place, with customers that are changing the world every day," said Pileggi. "I am impressed by the company, their products and the people of the new SGI, and I look forward to supporting the continued success of this trusted Silicon Valley technology leader."

Ms. Pileggi earned a bachelor's degree in art history from Yale University, where she graduated with honors. She earned her J.D. degree from the New York University School of Law and is a member of the American Bar Association and the California State Bar Association. She served on the Board of Directors of the California Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the General Counsel Executive Advisory Council of the Bay Area Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel.

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