said it has
settled all disputes with Amstrad PLC, which charged Seagate with selling it
faulty disk drives and nearly ruining Amstrad's business. The settlement
in about a $22 million reduction of the $153 million charge recorded in
fourth-quarter 1997 financial results. This reduction in the settlement
cost will be
reflected in Seagate's results for the quarter ending January 2, 1998.