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Dot Hill Intends to Defend Itself Against Crossroads Systems' Breach of Contract and Patent Infringement Claims and Assert Its Rights Through the Legal Process

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LONGMONT, Colo., Sept. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), a leading provider of SAN storage solutions, stated that the Company plans to defend itself against Crossroads Systems, Inc.'s breach of contract and patent infringement claims, which were filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas on September 11, 2013.

"Dot Hill disputes Crossroads' claims, which arise out of Crossroads' mistaken demands for patent royalties on licensed products for which royalty obligations have been met, as well as demands for royalties on products that are outside the scope of Crossroads' licensed patents," stated Dana Kammersgard, president and chief executive officer, Dot Hill Systems. "Dot Hill respects intellectual property rights and values the technology rights we license from our technology partners. We regret that Crossroads elected to initiate a lawsuit instead of working with us amicably to resolve its questions about royalty payments. We look forward to asserting our rights through the legal process."

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 the expected outcome of Crossroads' patent and contract infringement claims.

The risks that contribute to the uncertain nature of the forward-looking statements include, among other things, the additional risks set forth in Dot Hill's most recent Form 10-Q and Form 10-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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