SILICON GRAPHICS NAMES RICHARD BELLUZZO CHAIRMAN AND CEO

By NewsFlash

January 23, 1998

  Mountain View, CA -- Silicon Graphics, Inc. today announced that Richard
E.Belluzzo has been named chairman and chief executive officer, succeeding
Edward R. McCracken who had previously announced his intention to step
down.

  Belluzzo, 44, had been executive vice president and general manager of
the Computer Organization of the Hewlett-Packard (HP) Company. In this 
position, he was responsible for all of HP's computer products (printers,
plotters, scanners and personal computers), computer systems (workstations,
larger computer systems and consulting) and its software and services group
(formerly the worldwide customer support operation). These businesses have
combined annual revenues in excess of $35 billion. Belluzzo has spent his
entire 22-year career at HP in a wide variety of key management, marketing
and strategic planning positions.

  "As one of the key architects of HP's success, Rick Belluzzo is a proven
leader in the computer industry," said James A. McDivitt, a Silicon
Graphics board member who led the search. "His more than 20 years of
big-league technology management experience, strong operating and marketing
skills, in-depth knowledge of the computer business, and relationships with
key executives throughout the industry make Rick an outstanding choice to
build  on Silicon Graphics' technology leadership."

  "Silicon Graphics is an exciting company in a rapidly growing industry,"
said Belluzzo. "The company is well-positioned with superb technology, a 
respected brand, powerful capabilities in visualization and
high-performance computing, a strong product line soon to span Windows NT
as well as UNIX, a large installed customer base and talented employees. I
am delighted to have this unique opportunity and I'm confident I can
provide the leadership to help Silicon Graphics improve its performance and
achieve its extraordinary potential in the years ahead."

  "With Silicon Graphics poised to take its core strengths into much larger
markets, Rick's experience and leadership will be a significant asset,"
said McCracken. "I'm pleased that he's decided to join the company and am
optimistic that the future holds great opportunity for Silicon Graphics." 
McCracken has agreed to continue to serve as a consultant through June 30,
1998.

  Prior to his most recent responsibilities for HP's computer systems,
personal computer and printer businesses, Belluzzo was vice president of
the Computer Products Organization from 1993 to 1995, and vice president
and general manager of the Ink-Jet Products Group from 1991 to 1993. From
1987 to 1990, he served as General Manager of the Boise Printer Division. 
In this position he led the development and implementation of strategies
that resulted in the unprecedented market success of the LaserJet printer
family, which currently commands a 60% market share.


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