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sTec Announces Appointment of Vice President for Government & Defense

SANTA ANA, Calif., July 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- sTec, Inc. (NASDAQ: STEC), a leading global provider of solid-state storage solutions, today announced the appointment of Mark Rochlin as vice president of government and defense. Rochlin, a twenty-year military veteran with three decades of experience in developing and deploying technology solutions for government and military needs, will head sTec's expanding federal vertical-market team based in the Washington, D.C., area.

Rochlin will lead sTec's business development and support organization dedicated to providing the company's enterprise-class solid-state storage solutions to federal agencies and their contractors worldwide. He reports to Vaughn Miller, sTec® vice president of business development.

"Mark is a results-driven professional with a proven track record of successfully meeting and exceeding the technology requirements of federal agencies and their contractors," said Miller. "An effective manager with a broad vision on how to tackle complex challenges, his experience as a technologist in government and aerospace, both U.S. and international, is ideal for sTec as we expand the role of our solid-state storage solutions in the government and defense sectors."

Rochlin comes to sTec from The Aerospace Corp., where he was principal director for commercial, international and Homeland Security programs. There, he developed marketing and sales strategies and managed direct deliveries to a wide variety of customers, both domestic and international. Prior to that position, Rochlin served as senior assistant for aerospace technology for the Office of the Secretary of Defense., where he developed protocols and implemented programs for national security.

He has served as the Department of Defense (DoD) member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations. A recognized expert in the Export Arms Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulation, he held a leadership role in the President's Program for Technology Safeguards Monitoring. Additionally, he served as a senior advisor to the DoD Undersecretary and Assistant Secretary's staffs.

Rochlin holds bachelor's degrees from the University of Miami (Fla.) and a master's of science degree in business administration from Central Michigan University. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Operations Research and Systems Analysis School and of the Center for Creative Leadership.

About sTec, Inc.

sTec, Inc. is a leading global provider of enterprise-class solid-state storage solutions designed for the ever-growing performance, reliability and endurance requirements of today's advanced data centers. The industry's first company to deploy solid-state drives (SSDs) into large-scale enterprise environments, sTec offers the industry's widest range of solid-state storage solutions, which protect critical information for major business and government organizations worldwide. Headquartered in Santa Ana, California, sTec also serves the embedded and military/aerospace markets with SSDs for industrial and rugged environments. For more information, visit www.stec-inc.com.

sTec and the sTec logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of sTec, Inc. in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks or brand names referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including those statements concerning the adoption of sTec's enterprise-class solid-state storage solutions by the government and military, including federal agencies and their contractors worldwide; and the growth of sTec in the federal vertical-market and expansion of sales as a result of hiring Mr. Rochlin. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and involve inherent risks and uncertainties, including factors that could delay, divert or change any of them, and cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from current expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in forward-looking statements are detailed in filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, made from time to time by sTec, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, its subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and its subsequent Current Reports on Form 8-K, which are available on the Investor Relations section of sTec's website at www.stec-inc.com. The information contained in this press release is a statement of sTec's present intentions, beliefs or expectations. sTec may change its intentions, beliefs or expectations, at any time and without notice, based upon any changes in such factors, from sTec's assumptions and otherwise. Except as required by law, sTec undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date thereof, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

CONTACT: Editorial contact: Jerry Steach Director, Public Relations sTec, Inc. (415) 222-9996 jsteach@stec-inc.com

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