Absolute Software Appoints James Pattinson as Vice President, EMEA

VANCOUVER, June 18, 2015 /CNW/ - Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and data risk management solutions for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, today announced James Pattinson will join the company as vice president, Sales for EMEA on July 13, 2015.

Pattinson joins Absolute with a widespread and distinguished background in information security. A proven entrepreneurial leader and an industry veteran of more than 25 years, Pattinson has extensive experience leading strategic sales operations for midsize and large enterprise markets.

"The EMEA region is a strategically important market for Absolute," said Geoff Haydon, chief executive officer, Absolute Software. "James is a passionate leader with a remarkable track record in the information security industry. We are excited to add his expertise and we welcome his leadership as we pursue our ambitions for greater growth in the region."

Prior to Absolute, Pattinson was vice president, Northern Europe, Middle East, Africa, for Imperva where he established a new enterprise class channel through new system integrator partners and managed security service providers. This model generated predictable revenue run rates and profitable channel relationships. Pattinson has previously held leadership positions at Arrow Electronics, Blue Coat and HP.  

"Organizations today face critical information security challenges and Absolute is uniquely positioned to help companies address these threat vectors with its Persistence platform," said Pattinson. "I look forward to working with such an impressive global team and to help deepen Absolute's presence in EMEA by strengthening and expanding relationships with both its partners and customers."

About Absolute Software

Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the industry standard in persistent endpoint security and data risk management solutions for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. Persistence® technology from Absolute provides organizations with visibility and control over all of their devices, regardless of user or location. If an Absolute software client is removed from an endpoint, it will automatically reinstall so IT can secure each device and the sensitive data it contains. No other technology can do this. Absolute is positioned on two Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrants - the Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools (CMT) and the Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention. Persistence technology is embedded in the firmware of computers, netbooks, tablets and smartphones by global leaders, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motion, Panasonic, Samsung, and Toshiba, and the Company has reselling partnerships with these OEMs and others, including Apple. For more information about Absolute Software, visit www.absolute.com.

©2015 Absolute Software Corporation. All rights reserved. Computrace and Absolute are registered trademarks of Absolute Software Corporation. For patent information, visit www.absolute.com/patents. The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved of the information contained in this news release.

SOURCE Absolute Software Corporation

For further information: Public Relations: Becky Obbema, Interprose, becky.obbema@interprosepr.com or 1 408 778 2024 or Toru Levinson, Absolute Software, tlevinson@absolute.com or 1 604 730 9851 x208; Investor Relations: Kristen Dickson, TMX|Equicom, kdickson@tmxequicom.com or 1 416 815 0700 x273

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