Roxio to Deliver CD Recording Solutions with HP for Easy Custom CD Creation

Roxio's Easy CD Creator and DirectCD bundled with HP CD-Writers

Milpitas, Calif., May 21, 2001 - Roxio (Nasdaq:ROXI), the Digital Media Company which recently spun off from Adaptec, Inc. announced today it is working together with Hewlett-Packard Company to provide, easy-to-use CD recording software, Easy CD Creator and DirectCD, for consumers who use HP CD-Writers to burn custom music and data CDs.

Roxio offers consumers a variety of CD recording options, including the ability to burn MP3's to CD and backup valuable data to CD with the simple drag and drop feature of DirectCD. Easy CD Creator and DirectCD are included with products within the HP CD-Writer product portfolio and with every HP Pavilion home PC equipped with a CD-ReWritable drive. Consumers who desire additional CD recording functionality, such as burning photo and video to CD, can easily upgrade within the software to Roxio's full-featured version Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum.

"Roxio is the leading supplier of powerful, yet user-friendly CD recording software," said Tom Shea, Chief Operating Officer at Roxio. "By working with HP, Roxio taps into a broad customer base of CD-Writer users who can access the number one selling CD recording software on the market."

"HP and Roxio share a common commitment to quality and ease-of-use," said John Spofford, Vice President and General Manager of HP's Colorado Personal Storage Solutions division. "Consumers expect our products to have the highest level of reliability and versatility available - Roxio's feature set is a robust addition to this offering."

About Roxio

Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, develops and markets the best-selling digital media software in the world. Roxio offers award-winning software products for CD/DVD burning, photo editing and video editing and has an installed base of over 150 million users. Roxio distributes its products globally through strategic partnerships with major hardware manufacturers, through leading retailers, through Internet partnerships and through direct sales at Roxio's parent company, Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC; is the leader in digital media software and provides a broad range of software tools and applications for creative professionals, business and home users and technology partners. Sonic's products range from professional DVD authoring systems and interactive content delivery technologies that are used to produce the majority of Hollywood movies released on DVD, to the award-winning Roxio- and Sonic-branded CD and DVD creation, playback and backup applications that have become the premiere solutions for consumers and business users worldwide. Sonic's AuthorScript® is the de facto standard for CD and DVD burning and formatting and has been licensed by major software and hardware manufacturers, including Adobe, Broadcom, Microsoft, Scientific-Atlanta, Sony, and many others. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.

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