Press Release

EMC Announces Election of Windle B. Priem to Board of Directors

Former CEO of Korn/Ferry International Brings 25 Years of Executive Human Resources Experience to Information Storage Leader

Hopkinton,, Tuesday, December 18, 2001 - 

EMC Corporation today announced the election of Windle B. Priem to its Board of Directors. Priem has spent the past 25 years at Korn/Ferry International, the world's largest executive recruiting company, including a two-year term as the firm's President and CEO. He led Korn/Ferry's successful initial public offering in February 1999. He now serves as Korn/Ferry's Vice Chairman and Director.

Mike Ruettgers, EMC's Executive Chairman, said, "Win Priem brings the type of dimension to our board that we've been seeking. He is a seasoned, independent professional who has proven himself not only as CEO of a public company, but also as an individual specializing in the critical area of human capital - the single most important ingredient for success in a world-class business. Win's experience with the world's largest executive recruiting company brings depth in high-level issues relating to 'built-to-last' management structures, compensation, recruiting, and succession planning. I look forward to Win's contributions to our future growth."

Ruettgers continued, "Our criteria for future board members will continue to focus on outstanding, experienced men and women who will help us meet the kind of business challenges that EMC can expect to face as we move toward a market opportunity that we believe will approach $100 billion over the next several years." Priem will fill the vacancy created when EMC Founder Richard J. Egan retired from the Board upon assuming the role of U.S. Ambassador to Ireland. In addition, Joseph F. Oliveri resigned recently from EMC's Board.

Priem, 64, serves as a Trustee of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). He is also a member of the Board of Overseers of the Lahey Clinic. Priem received a BSME degree from WPI and an MBA from Babson College. He also completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School, and spent four years as an officer in the U.S. Navy.

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