Trend Micro Canada kicks in to Support FIFA Women's World Cup 2015™

Sponsorship celebrates global sport, increases awareness of cybersecurity

OTTAWA, Feb. 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Trend Micro Canada Technologies Inc., a global leader in security software, and FIFA, the world governing body of football, have today announced that they will become a National Supporter for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™. The company joins Bell Canada and Labatt Breweries as National Supporters of the worldwide tournament taking place June 6 to July 5.

"Trend Micro's corporate culture aligns with the theme of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 – 'To a greater goal,'" said Eva Chen, CEO, Trend Micro. "We firmly believe that this isn't just a tournament, but a celebration of the talents and abilities of world class female athletes. Inspiring and empowering women to achieve their dreams is important to me, as well as our team as a whole. As Trend Micro's global team gets ready to cheer on their 24 different country teams, it's an honor for us to join FIFA and other corporate leaders in promoting an event that will help bring the world together."

FIFA Marketing Director, Thierry Weil said; "We are very happy to welcome Trend Micro as a National Supporter of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 and are looking forward to collaborating with them to drive excitement around the tournament. National Supporters are crucial to the success of our events and I am sure Trend Micro will play a valuable role in what is set to be a fantastic month of football in Canada."

Trend Micro's sponsorship will raise awareness about the company, as well as its mission to the make the world safe for exchanging digital information.

"We're delighted to welcome Trend Micro as a National Supporter for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015," said Peter Montopoli, Chief Executive Officer, National Organizing Committee for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™. "Involvement of world class companies is a testament to the stature of this competition and is critical to our success.  Trend Micro has demonstrated a strong commitment to not only this competition, but 'To a greater goal' and our efforts to increase opportunities for women in sport, both on and off the pitch."

About the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™
The FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™, from June 6-July 5, 2015, will be hosted in Canada from coast to coast with matches to be played in Vancouver, British Columbia; Edmonton, Alberta; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Ottawa, Ontario; Montréal, Québec and Moncton, New Brunswick.  Recognized as the most important international competition in women's football, the upcoming competition will unite football fans worldwide while giving Canada an opportunity to embrace the best of women's sport.

About Trend Micro
Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in security software, strives to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Built on 26 years of experience, our solutions for consumers, businesses and governments provide layered data security to protect information on mobile devices, endpoints, gateways, servers and the cloud. Trend Micro enables the smart protection of information, with innovative security technology that is simple to deploy and manage, and fits an evolving ecosystem. All of our solutions are powered by cloud-based global threat intelligence, the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ infrastructure, and are supported by more than 1,200 threat experts around the globe.  For more information, visit TrendMicro.com.

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For further information: Claire M. Tallarico, claire_tallarico@trendmicro.com, 416-616-9940

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