Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN), a global scalable storage and data security company, was presented with a 2012 Tekne Award in the Computer Hardware and Electronic Devices category recognizing the Imation DataGuard™ Data Protection Appliance. Imation RDX® Media Secure was also nominated as a finalist. The 2012 Tekne Awards honor Minnesota companies and individuals for technology innovation and leadership. “Data storage demands continue to evolve as IT professionals are now managing more digital content while also addressing security, business continuity and regulatory compliance. We often hear from our technology and channel partners that only Imation can deliver solutions to address the distinct storage needs of SMBs at a cost-effective price point,” said James DePuydt, Ph.D., executive director, Scalable Storage RD&E, Imation. “We are thrilled to be a 2012 Tekne Award recipient as this win recognizes Imation’s continued innovation, a credit to our dedicated technology professionals.” Leveraging its deep technology and engineering experience and rich insight into the data storage requirements of small and medium businesses (SMBs), Imation continues to lead the industry forward by launching new secure storage products and enhancing tested technology, such as RDX media, to deliver greater value to customers. Positioned at the intersection of storage and security, Imation product design teams develop and market solutions that enable businesses to tackle rapid data growth while ensuring that data is secure and accessible. Imation DataGuard Data Protection Appliance, a purpose-built backup appliance, is designed to enable SMBs to safeguard their valuable information with multiple levels of data protection from a single backup infrastructure. DataGuard appliances utilize hard drives, removable RDX disk cartridges, replication and cloud storage to deliver four layers of data protection. Imation’s Tekne Award win reinforces the value of the DataGuard appliance, a solution that offers all businesses enterprise-strength data protection at a cost-efficient price point and facilitates a practical way to leverage cloud storage. Presented by the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA), the Tekne Awards honor talented Minnesota businesses that discover new technologies that improve the lifestyle of people living in the state. The Award has been presented to companies over the past thirteen years. Imation won a 2011 Tekne Award in the Software category for its secure mobile device management solution. About Imation Imation is a global scalable storage and data security company. Our portfolio includes tiered storage and security offerings for business, and products designed to manage audio and video information in the home. Imation reaches customers in more than 100 countries through a powerful global distribution network and well recognized brands. For more information please visit www.imation.com. Imation, the Imation logo and DataGuard are trademarks of Imation Corp and its subsidiaries. RDX is a registered trademark of Tandberg Data. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.