OWC Nabs Top Prizes at American Business Awards for Aura SSD and USB-C Dock

OWC will accept their Stevie® Awards at the 14th Annual American Business Awards banquet on Monday, June 20, 2016 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City

Woodstock, IL – May 12, 2016 - OWC Digital®, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology
company, has received coveted Stevie® Awards from the American Business Awards (ABA) for both the
Aura SSD for Mid 2013 and Later Mac Laptops and USB-C Dock. Submitting only two of their devices
into the competitive New Product category, OWC earned top recognition for both of these outstanding and
sought-after products during the two-month-long voting process from an elite panel of 250-plus judges
including many of the world's most respected executives, entrepreneurs, innovators and business
educators.

With more than 3,400 nominations from organizations of all sizes in virtually every industry for consideration
in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or
Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, and Live Event of the Year, OWC emerged as a Gold
Stevie Winner and Silver Stevie Winner for the 14th Annual ABAs, reflecting their 25+ years of continuous
excellence in manufacturing and upgrade services.

Building upon the recent release of the Aura SSD for Mid 2013 and Later MacBook Air and MacBook Pro
with Retina Display , the anticipated storage upgrade won the Gold Stevie Award in the category of
Peripheral or Storage Hardware . For the first time, these recent MacBook models can be seamlessly
upgraded with PCIe-based flash storage, providing up to eight times more storage than the factory capacity
and Tier 1 flash with 7% over-provisioning. Gizmodo declares OWC Aura SSD as "hands-down
fantastic."

In addition to the top prize in Peripheral or Storage Hardware, the utilitarian USB-C Dock won the Silver
Stevie Award in the category of Computer, Semiconductor or Other Electronic Component for its
unparalleled connectivity features using a single USB Type-C cable. As MacRumors a f f i r m s , OWC's USB-C
Dock is "an impressive accessory for showcasing the potential of the current line of Retina MacBooks,"
bringing much needed versatility and functionality by expanding USB connectivity with its ten ports.

"We are beyond honored to be recognized for our new products, the Aura SSD and USB-C Dock," said Larry
O'Connor, Founder and CEO of OWC. "These two marquee products are built to the highest standards to
give hobbyists and professionals the speed, capacity and freedom to create, and OWC will continue to work
to bring the best-in-class to our customers."

OWC's success at the 2016 ABAs is an extension of their commitment to constant innovation, finding
incomparable ways to meet the ever-changing needs of content creators. OWC and fellow awardees will be
celebrated during a gala banquet at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Monday, June 20, 2016 ,
where all organizations in attendance will be called to the stage to accept their awards and present an
acceptance speech.

About OWC
Having served the Apple community worldwide since 1988, OWC has become the reliable manufacturer and upgrade provider of choice for Apple and PC enthusiasts with its extensive catalog of accessories, storage, and memory upgrades for nearly every Mac made in the last decade. Recognized for award-winning customer service, OWC provides extensive U.S.-based technical support for Mac and PC users around the world and comprehensive step-by-step installation and support videos.

Company Contact:
Jennifer Myers, (815) 502-5608, pr@owcdigital.com

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