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Bill Wuertz to Join Dot Hill as Senior Vice President of Products and Solutions

LONGMONT, Colo., Sept. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), a trusted supplier of innovative enterprise-class storage systems, announced that Bill Wuertz will be joining the company on September 29, 2014 as senior vice president of products and solutions, reporting directly to Dana Kammersgard, president and CEO.

Wuertz will have oversight of technology strategy, product roadmap and product positioning for both the Server OEM and Vertical Markets businesses. In addition, he will also directly lead the company's product development teams and will assume a critical executive sponsor role with several large customers, prospects and suppliers.

"I am thrilled that Bill will be joining our team," stated Kammersgard. "He is a very seasoned and successful technology executive with deep knowledge of data storage and strong relationships with many of our existing and prospective customers, as well as our suppliers. Bill certainly espouses our culture of customer responsiveness, honesty and hard work and will be instrumental as we scale up over the coming quarters."

"I am truly honored to be joining Dot Hill and very much look forward to working with its customers, suppliers and product development teams," said Wuertz. "I have always admired Dot Hill's continuous product innovation, quality and price-performance value proposition for its customers, and am confident that I can help contribute to the company's continued success as it begins a period of strong growth based on numerous design wins."

Wuertz will join Dot Hill on September 29, 2014 from Avago Technologies, where he served as senior vice president and general manager of the RAID Storage Division recently acquired from LSI. Prior to joining LSI, Wuertz was vice president of the Client/Server Business Unit for Symbios Logic Corporation and director of Design Tools & Libraries for AT&T. He also held management positions in Product Marketing and Design for NCR Corporation. Wuertz earned a bachelor's of science degree in Electrical Engineering from Montana State University.

About Dot Hill

Leveraging its proprietary Assured family of storage solutions, Dot Hill solves many of today's most challenging storage problems – helping IT to improve performance, increase availability, simplify operations, and reduce costs. Dot Hill's solutions combine breakthrough software with the industry's most flexible and extensive hardware platform and automated management to deliver best-in-class solutions. Headquartered in Longmont, Colorado, Dot Hill has offices and/or representatives in China, Germany, India, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States. For more information, visit www.dothill.com

Statements contained in this press release regarding matters that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such statements include statements regarding customer relationships, expectations of revenue growth and future business opportunities. The risks that contribute to the uncertain nature of the forward-looking statements include, among other things: the risks associated with macroeconomic factors that are outside of Dot Hill's control; the risk that projected future opportunities may never fully develop into ongoing business relationships and/or binding contractual agreements; the fact that no Dot Hill customer agreements provide for mandatory minimum purchase requirements; the risk that one or more of Dot Hill's OEM or other customers may cancel or reduce orders, not order as forecasted or terminate their agreements with Dot Hill; the risk that Dot Hill's new products may not prove to be popular; the risk that one or more of Dot Hill's suppliers or subcontractors may fail to perform or may terminate their agreements with Dot Hill; the risk that vertical markets' sales may not ramp as expected; unforeseen product quality, technological, intellectual property, personnel or engineering issues and any costs that may result from such issues; and the additional risks set forth in Dot Hill's most recent Form 10-Q and Form10-K filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date on which they were made. Dot Hill undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.

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Contacts:

Hanif Jamal
Chief Financial Officer
Tel: 303-845-3377
Email: investors@dothill.com

Jodi Bochert
Dot Hill Investor Relations
Tel: 303-845-3469
Email: investors@dothill.com

Source:Dot Hill Systems Corporation