Sierra Wireless Announces Bought Deal Common Share Offering to Raise US$78.4 Million

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 19 /CNW/ - Sierra Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ:   SWIR, TSX: SW)
announced today that it has entered into a binding bought deal agreement with
a syndicate of underwriters led by CIBC World Markets Inc. and including Piper
Jaffray & Co. and RBC Capital Markets to raise gross proceeds of
US$78.4 million from the sale of 3,500,000 common shares in the United States
and Canada at a price of US$22.40 per share (the "Offering").
    Sierra Wireless has granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to
an additional 525,000 common shares at the offering price during the period
ending 30 days from the closing of the Offering to cover over-allotments, if
any. If the over-allotment option is exercised in full, gross proceeds of the
Offering will be approximately US$90.2 million.
    The Offering is expected to close on or about October 2, 2007, subject to
customary closing conditions.
    The net proceeds from the Offering will be used for general corporate
purposes, working capital and potential future acquisitions.
    A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with
the United States Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become
effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers be accepted prior
to the time the registration statement becomes effective. A preliminary
prospectus relating to these securities will be filed with each of the
provincial securities regulatory authorities in Canada.
    Once filed, a copy of the preliminary prospectus may be obtained from or by calling 416-594-7270.

    This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the
solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these
securities in any state or province in which such offer, solicitation or sale
would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities
laws of any such state or province.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Certain statements in this press release that are not based on historical
facts constitute forward-looking statements or forward-looking information
within the meaning of applicable securities laws ("forward-looking
statements"). These forward-looking statements are not promises or guarantees
of future performance but are only predictions that relate to future events,
conditions or circumstances or our future results, performance, achievements
or developments and are subject to substantial known and unknown risks,
assumptions, uncertainties and other factors that could cause our actual
results, performance, achievements or developments in our business or in our
industry to differ materially from those expressed, anticipated or implied by
such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include disclosure
regarding possible events, conditions, circumstances or results of operations
that are based on assumptions about future economic conditions, courses of
action and other future events. We caution you not to place undue reliance
upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they
are made. These forward-looking statements appear in a number of different
places in this press release and can be identified by words such as "may",
"estimates", "projects", "expects", "intends", "believes", "plans",
"anticipates", or their negatives or other comparable words. Forward-looking
statements include statements regarding the outlook for our future operations,
plans and timing for the introduction or enhancement of our services and
products, statements concerning strategies or developments, statements about
future market conditions, supply conditions, end customer demand conditions,
channel inventory and sell through, revenue, gross margin, operating expenses,
profits, forecasts of future costs and expenditures, the outcome of legal
proceedings, and other expectations, intentions and plans that are not
historical fact. The risk factors and uncertainties that may affect our actual
results, performance, achievements or developments are many and include,
amongst others, our ability to develop, manufacture, supply and market new
products that we do not produce today that meet the needs of customers and
gain commercial acceptance, our reliance on the deployment of next generation
networks by major wireless operators, the continuous commitment of our
customers, and increased competition. These risk factors and others are
discussed in our Annual Information Form, which may be found on SEDAR at and in our other regulatory filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission in the United States and the Provincial Securities
Commissions in Canada. Many of these factors and uncertainties are beyond the
control of the Company. Consequently, all forward-looking statements in this
press release are qualified by this cautionary statement and there can be no
assurance that actual results, performance, achievements or developments
anticipated by the Company will be realized. Forward-looking statements are
based on management's current plans, estimates, projections, beliefs and
opinions and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update
forward-looking statements should the assumptions related to these plans,
estimates, projections, beliefs and opinions change.

    About Sierra Wireless

    Sierra Wireless modems and software connect people all over the world
with mobile broadband networks that keep them in touch, informed, and
productive from wherever they need to be. The Company offers a diverse product
portfolio addressing enterprise, consumer, original equipment manufacturer,
machine-to-machine, and specialized vertical industry markets, and provides
professional services to customers requiring expertise in wireless design,
integration, and carrier certification. With 2006 revenues of $221 million,
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:   SWIR - TSX: SW) is headquartered in Richmond, British
Columbia, Canada with additional offices in Carlsbad and Hayward, California;
London; and Hong Kong. For more information about Sierra Wireless, visit

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For further information:

For further information: Sierra Wireless, Inc., David G. McLennan, Chief
Financial Officer, (604) 231-1185, Website:, Email:

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