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SanDisk Wins 2002 Merchandising Vendor Excellence Award From Circuit City

May 12, 2003


SUNNYVALE, CA, May 12, 2003 - SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) has received a 2002 Merchandising Vendor Excellence Award from Circuit City, one of the nations largest retailers of consumer electronics. SanDisk was one of only three companies in the technology category to win an award.

Companies selected to receive the 2002 Merchandising Vendor Excellence Award showed a dedicated commitment to growing the joint business relationship, supply chain performance, product profitability and year-over-year revenue growth.

Nelson Chan, senior vice president and general manager of SanDisks retail business unit, said, "Circuit City is one of the nations finest retailers of consumer electronics, computers and popular entertainment products. Its an honor to be singled out for recognition. We have been working with Circuit City for several years to build strong programs that educate and empower the retail sales force in better serving the customer. SanDisk strives daily to strengthen its relationships with retailers, and this is an example of a winning alliance that benefits the customer, retailer and manufacturer."

"SanDisk has a well-earned reputation as a leading provider of flash data storage cards, readers and accessories for todays popular consumer devices," said Ron Baime, general merchandising manager of technology, home audio and video for Circuit City. "SanDisk has consistently provided Circuit City with reliable, state-of-the-art products, outstanding delivery schedules and top-notch merchandising and sell-through programs. SanDisk also has played an integral role in our solution selling approach; its flash cards and accessories often are sold to customers at the same time they purchase digital cameras, camcorders, PDAs and other portable devices."

SanDisk, the worlds 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.

The matters discussed in this news release contain forward looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties as described under the caption, "Factors That May Affect Future Results" in the companys annual report on Form 10-K-A and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The companies assume no obligation to update the information in this release.

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