Sierra Wireless Receives Notice Pursuant to NASDAQ Marketplace Rules

    TSX: SW
    Nasdaq:   SWIR

    VANCOUVER, Aug. 14 /CNW/ - Sierra Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ:   SWIR, TSX: SW)
today announced that on August 8, 2008 it received a letter from the Staff of
the Nasdaq Stock Market reviewing the Company's compliance with Nasdaq Market
Place Rule 4350(c)(4)(C) regarding the composition of the Company's Nominating
Committee. The letter indicated that the Company had not been in compliance
with the Rule; however it also acknowledged that the Company has now regained
compliance, as described below.
    Nasdaq regulations require all members of the Nominating Committee
(subject to certain exceptions) to be independent directors. In the case of
Sierra Wireless, one of the members of the Nominating Committee is not
independent. This is permitted under Canadian securities regulations and the
Nasdaq Staff has determined that as a foreign private issuer, reliance by the
Company on its home country practice for its nominating process is sufficient
for compliance with Nasdaq regulations, subject to compliance with applicable
disclosure rules.
    This announcement is being made in order to satisfy Nasdaq requirements
regarding prompt disclosure of the receipt of a compliance letter.

    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 all
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 on EDGAR 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 (NASDAQ:   SWIR - TSX: SW) modems and software connect
people and systems to mobile broadband networks around the world. The Company
offers a diverse product portfolio addressing enterprise, consumer, original
equipment manufacturer, specialized vertical industry, and machine-to-machine
markets, and provides professional services to customers requiring expertise
in wireless design, integration and carrier certification. For more
information about Sierra Wireless, visit

    "AirCard" is a registered trademark of Sierra Wireless. Other product or
service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective

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For further information:

For further information: Sierra Wireless, Inc., David G. McLennan, Chief
Financial Officer, (604) 231-1181, Website:, Email:, INDUSTRY: CMT

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