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Friday November 15, 2013

Tim Leyden Named Chief Financial Officer of Western Digital

Western Digitalآ® Corp. today announced that Tim Leyden has been named chief financial officer, effective Nov. 18, and that Jim Murphy will succeed Leyden as president of the company’s WD subsidiary. Both executives are experienced leaders from within the Western Digital organization.

Leyden, 62, has served Western Digital for more than 23 years in a variety of leadership positions, including tenures as CFO from 2007 to 2010 and chief operating officer from 2010 to 2012. At the time of Western Digital’s acquisition of HGST in 2012, Leyden was named president of the WD subsidiary, leading that organization during a time of outstanding financial performance, operational excellence, and full recovery from the historic floods in Thailand. Leyden will succeed Wolfgang Nickl, who is resigning as CFO, effective Nov. 17, to join ASML in his native Europe.

Murphy, 54, has served as executive vice president of the WD subsidiary since 2008, responsible for storage products and worldwide sales, overseeing sales teams in all WD business units and geographies. WD’s revenue has grown significantly under his sales leadership since 2005. He joined the company from Read-Rite Corp., where he headed the worldwide sales and supply/demand organizations. Murphy began his career with IBM.