12 March 2003

Kroll Ontrack expands data recovery services across Europe

~ launches into Benelux region ~

Kroll Ontrack, which provides electronic evidence solutions and data recovery software and services under its Ontrack brand, has announced it is broadening its European presence. It is adding Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg to its global portfolio of data recovery locations.

The company has seen a 63% increase in demand for data recovery services in the Benelux region in the last 12 months. This, added to the success of its data recovery capabilities in other European countries, including the UK, France, Germany and Spain, means the company is set to take advantage of new markets and the ongoing growth in PC use.

Through licensed partnerships, companies and individuals experiencing a data loss will be able to benefit from world-leading data recovery solutions on a local basis. This can occur due to hardware corruption, natural disaster or severe software failure.

"As the worldwide leaders in data recovery, our growth in these markets will come largely through strategic partnerships and geographic expansion," said Todd Johnson, general manager at Kroll Ontrack. "Both our in-lab and remote data recovery services have been very successful across all continents, and we wanted to take advantage of new markets and the opportunities they offer by extending our high-quality and competitive offering to other countries."

Johnson continued, "As we invest at least 20% of our annual revenues into research and development, this expansion means users will benefit from the latest techniques to solve their data loss dilemmas. Recoveries in the region will now be possible on both legacy systems and the most current solutions."

In addition to its Ontrack data recovery services brand, Kroll Ontrack also offers electronic evidence services (EES). These enable individuals, companies, law firms and government agencies to retrieve electronic information quickly and cost-effectively. EES will be made available in Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg in 2003.

For further information about partnerships with Kroll Ontrack, please visit http://www.ontrack.co.uk/partner.

NOTES TO EDITORS

About Kroll Ontrack

Kroll Ontrack, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kroll Inc, is a leading providerof data recovery and electronic evidence services. It helps individuals,companies, law firms and government agencies recover electronic information quickly and cost-effectively.

Kroll Ontrack is able to recover lost or corrupted data from all operating systems and types of storage devices through its do-it-yourself, remote and in-lab capabilities. Kroll Ontrack’s award-winning utility software tools help prevent critical data loss through problem-solving and file-management utilities.

Formerly known as Ontrack Data Recovery Europe Ltd., Kroll Ontrack operates as the ‘Technology Services Group’ of Kroll. This is one of four businesses dedicated to providing practical and integrated solutions to organisations worldwide to help safeguard them against risk.

Kroll Ontrack can be reached online at www.ontrack.co.uk or by calling 01372 741 999.

For further information, please contact: mailto: ontrack@lewispr.com, www.ontrack.co.uk or call the account handler on +44 (0) 20 7802 2626