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Portlock Expands Operations to Redmond Area

Butte, MT – August 1, 2006 – Portlock, a leading provider of next-generation storage management and disaster recovery software, today announced expansion of the company’s research and development center to the Redmond, Washington area.

“We are pleased to announce the next phase of Portlock’s business,” said John J. Hanley, CEO of Portlock. “The large pool of software developers in the area makes Redmond an ideal location for Portlock to expand its operations as we release support for Microsoft products.”

“This expansion is a key part of Portlock’s long-term business and product strategy,” said Les Giamona, President of Portlock. “In addition to attracting talented and experienced programmers to help us deliver great products, we want to build on our existing business relationship with Microsoft. Establishing a Portlock research and development presence in the Redmond area will enable us to accomplish both objectives.”

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