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SanDisk Starts Retail Sales In Turkey

Sep 3, 2001

SanDisk Signs Turanli Elektronik As Turkish Card Retail Distributor


ISTANBUL, TURKEY, Sept. 3, 2001 - SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) today announced that it has started retail sales in Turkey and appointed Turanli Elektronik Ltd., Istanbul, as its retail distributor in Turkey. Turanli will distribute a full line of popular SanDisk flash memory cards, including CompactFlashÔ, Secure Digital and SmartMedia cards, MultiMediaCards, card readers and card adapters. The announcement was made at a SanDisk press conference in Istanbul.

Gerrit Van Hofwegen, SanDisk's EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) sales manger, said, "The consumer electronics revolution is just starting in Turkey and sales of digital cameras, camcorders, MP3 players, handheld computers and other mobile devices that use our removable flash cards are beginning to take off. We are very fortunate to go into this partnership with Turanli because the company has had more than a decade of success in distributing electronic products in Turkey. Consumers will soon see our storage cards, card readers and card adapters on store shelves around the country."

Turanli Elektronik, founded in 1988, distributes a variety of electronic products including notebook computers, modems, VGA cards and PCMCIA cards. Turanli also has had previous experience distributing flash memory products.

SanDisk Corporation, the world's largest supplier of flash data storage products, designs, manufactures and markets industry-standard, solid-state data, digital imaging and audio storage products using its patented, high density flash memory and controller technology. SanDisk is based in Sunnyvale, CA.

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