All statements contained herein or referred to herein, except statements or characterizations of historical facts, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws, including Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements are based on SanDisk`s current expectations, estimates and forecasts regarding the proposed merger, its business and industry, management beliefs and certain assumptions of SanDisk and Western Digital Corporation, all of which may change. Forward-looking statements are often worded such as “anticipated”, “expected”, “expected”, “expected”, “anticipated”, “anticipated”, “believes”, “seeks”, “may”, “may”, “should”, “could”, “could”, “potentially”, “continue”, “continuously”, similar expressions and variations or negatives of these words. Examples of these forward-looking statements include the expected benefits of the proposed merger and the expected date of the merger with Western Digital Technologies, Inc.`s 100% subsidiary, Schrader Acquisition Corporation. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in forward-looking statements. Western Digital has also entered into its previously announced secured and unsecured obligations as part of the merger. The net proceeds ($5.225 billion in total), previously deposited into a trust account, now come from the trust account and are available to Western Digital. The proceeds were used to finance the SanDisk merger, refinance its and SanDisk`s debt, and pay the associated fees and expenses. This step should give flexibility to the company`s balance sheet position in the future. This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Reform Act of 1995, including statements about the Company`s plans for the development of next-generation Flash technology and the realization of the value of sanDisk`s acquisition. . .