Thursday, December 18, 1997

Ontrack adds to Executive Management Team by naming Vice President of Worldwide Operations

Ontrack Data International, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONDI) today announced the promotion of Stuart Hanley to the newly created Vice President of Worldwide Operations position.  Mr. Hanley brings with him ten years of experience with the Ontrack data recovery business.

During the past year, Ontrack has experienced substantial growth, with the addition of a new office, as well as the introduction of new products and services.  This executive position was created to manage continued expansion and maintain a consistent quality and level of service for all Ontrack customers worldwide.

Mr. Hanley is a strong customer advocate who has set high standards for customer satisfaction throughout his career, said Gary Stevens, VP of engineering at Ontrack.  His previous experience managing Ontrack  worldwide technology has prepared him ideally for this new position.

Ontrack Data International, Inc., the world leader in data recovery, specializes in software and services that help computer users protect and manage their valuable data.  Using hundreds of proprietary tools and techniques, Ontrack is able to recover lost or corrupted data from all operating systems and types of storage devices.   Ontrack can be reached through its World Wide Web site at http://www.ontrack.com or by calling 800-872-2599.  In addition to its Minneapolis headquarters, Ontrack operates data recovery labs in Los Angeles, San Jose, Washington, D.C., Tokyo, London and Stuttgart.###