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Overland Storage Appoints Vic Mahadevan to Its Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/13/12 -- Overland Storage (NASDAQ: OVRL), a trusted global provider of effortless data management and data protection solutions across the data lifecycle, today announced the appointment of Vic Mahadevan to its Board of Directors, effective November 13, 2012. Mr. Mahadevan was previously chief strategy officer at NetApp, and has over 25 years of senior level strategic planning and marketing experience. He assumes the Board seat vacated by the resignation of Shmuel Shottan.

"Vic's extensive knowledge and experience within data management and storage, including sales and marketing, strategic partnerships, product management, and long term strategic planning, will be a tremendous asset as we focus on accelerated revenue growth through continued adoption of our products in the marketplace," said Eric Kelly, President and CEO of Overland Storage. "We look forward to his contributions as we pursue opportunities to expand into new markets. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Shmuel for his service and technology leadership, and wish him well as he takes on added responsibility in his expanded role within the Hitachi Data Systems organization."

Until 2012, Mr. Mahadevan was most recently chief strategy officer of NetApp and was responsible for long-term strategy and M&A for the company. This responsibility included developing go-to-market strategies with numerous global system integrators, forging significant strategic alliance partnerships, and initiating growth strategies to diversify global revenue. He also previously served as chief executive officer of Deeya Energy, NeoEdge Networks and MaXXan Systems (now CipherMax), as well as in executive positions at iVita and at LSI Corporation, where he served as vice president of marketing and oversaw all aspects of product management, outbound marketing, and business alliances.

About Overland Storage
Overland Storage is a trusted global provider of effortless data management and data protection solutions across the data lifecycle. By providing an integrated range of technologies and services for primary, nearline, offline, archival and cloud data storage, Overland makes it easy and cost effective to manage different tiers of information over time. Overland SnapServer®, SnapSAN™, NEO® and REO® solutions are available through a select network of value added resellers and system integrators. For more information, visit

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