Roxio Completes Spin-Off From Adaptec Begins Trading on Nasdaq National Market

Milpitas, Calif., May 14, 2001 - Roxio, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROXI), the Digital Media Company, announced today that its spin-off from Adaptec, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADPT) is now complete and that regular way trading of its common stock will begin today on the Nasdaq National Market under the ticker symbol "ROXI." President and Chief Executive Officer Chris Gorog is expected to commemorate Roxio's first day of trading in a special ceremony at market open today at Nasdaq headquarters in New York. Roxio has also been added to the S&P SmallCap 600 Index.

"We are extremely excited to begin trading as a profitable independent public company," said Mr. Gorog. "We would like to take this opportunity to extend our gratitude to Adaptec for its vision to spin off Roxio to its shareholders and their tireless efforts to help Roxio achieve this important milestone. Going forward we will strive to create value for Roxio shareholders and look forward to keeping them apprised of our progress."

Roxio will host a conference call at 1:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET) on Wednesday, May 16, 2001 to discuss financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended March 31, 2001. To participate in the live call, analysts and investors should dial 888-209-3793 (212-271-4811 international) at least ten minutes prior to the call. The Company will also offer a live web cast of the conference call, accessible from the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's Web site

About Roxio

Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, develops and markets the best-selling digital media software in the world. Roxio offers award-winning software products for CD/DVD burning, photo editing and video editing and has an installed base of over 150 million users. Roxio distributes its products globally through strategic partnerships with major hardware manufacturers, through leading retailers, through Internet partnerships and through direct sales at Roxio's parent company, Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC; is the leader in digital media software and provides a broad range of software tools and applications for creative professionals, business and home users and technology partners. Sonic's products range from professional DVD authoring systems and interactive content delivery technologies that are used to produce the majority of Hollywood movies released on DVD, to the award-winning Roxio- and Sonic-branded CD and DVD creation, playback and backup applications that have become the premiere solutions for consumers and business users worldwide. Sonic's AuthorScript® is the de facto standard for CD and DVD burning and formatting and has been licensed by major software and hardware manufacturers, including Adobe, Broadcom, Microsoft, Scientific-Atlanta, Sony, and many others. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.

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