Related Party Transactions and Outside Related Director Information

Adaptec, Inc. (ADPT)

11/16/2005 8K Information

Mr. Mercer served as interim Chief Executive Officer of Adaptec, Inc. from late-May 2005 until mid-November 2005.

7/9/2004 and 7/15/2005 Proxy Information

No related party transactions or special relationships reported for this company. Director relationships marked "Outside Related" at this firm will most often be former executives of the company. Additional information regarding these relationships will be added during our regular updates.

7/3/2003 Proxy Information

Mr. Loarie is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co. Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co. Adaptec, Inc. entered into an engagement letter pursuant to which Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co. agreed to provide financial advisory services to Adaptec, Inc. in connection with the spin off of Roxio. During fiscal 2002, Adaptec, Inc. estimated that the fees owed by Adaptec, Inc. to Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co. were approximately $6,204,000, all of which had been paid as of March 31, 2002.