Veteran High-Tech Executive Appointed COO of Absolute Software

    Carter McCrary takes on Absolute's go-to-market operations

    VANCOUVER, Aug. 18 /CNW/ - Absolute(R) Software Corporation ("Absolute"
or the "Company") (TSX: ABT), the leading provider of firmware-based,
patented, Computer Theft Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset
Tracking(TM) solutions announced the appointment of 11-year Dell veteran
Carter McCrary as Chief Operating Officer of Absolute. McCrary brings more
than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and operations and will be
tasked with driving operational strategy, structure and effectiveness across
Absolute's global sales, marketing, operations and business development
    "Carter joined us earlier this year as Senior Vice President, Strategy
and his strategic contributions, particularly to our organizational structure
and business processes, helped lay the foundation for well-managed growth at
Absolute," said John Livingston, Chairman and CEO of Absolute Software. "In
recent months, Carter has built a scalable go-to-market team, helped further
our partnerships with the PC OEMs and other ISVs, and overseen the creation of
Absolute's US office in Austin, Texas. Carter brings deep, first-hand
experience in the management of large high-tech organizations to our senior
management team and I look forward to his continued contributions as Chief
Operating Officer."
    Prior to joining Absolute, McCrary served as Area Vice President and
General Manager - Americas Transactional Group with computer manufacturer
Dell, Inc. In this role, he led a sales, marketing and operations team of
1,200 Dell employees across seven sites in five countries. Before Dell, he
served as president of Digital Axis - a large Value Added Reseller of computer
products and consulting services.
    According to McCrary, "To say that Absolute is an exciting company is an
understatement. With strong double digit growth, truly unique products and
privileged relationships with the biggest names in the computing industry,
Absolute is very well positioned to capitalize on a market that it created and
now dominates. I look forward to the challenges of international expansion and
managing the rapid growth of the business."
    For more information on Absolute Software and its range of Computer Theft
Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset Tracking(TM) solutions, please
visit or

    About Absolute Software

    Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the leader in computer theft
recovery, data protection and Secure Asset Tracking(TM) solutions. Absolute
Software provides organizations and consumers with solutions in the areas of
regulatory compliance, data protection and theft recovery. The Company's
Computrace(R) software is embedded in the firmware of computers by global
leaders, including Dell, Fujitsu, Gateway, MPC, General Dynamics Itronix, HP,
Lenovo, Motion, Panasonic and Toshiba, and the Company has reselling
partnerships with these OEMs and others, including Apple. For more information
about Absolute Software and Computrace, visit

    Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking
statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking
statements relate to, among other things, the expected performance of our
services and products, possible guarantee payment eligibility, and other
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"expect," "believe," and similar expressions generally identify
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They are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not
limited to, changes in technology and general market conditions. In light of
the many risks and uncertainties you should understand that we cannot assure
you that the forward-looking statements contained in this press release will
be realized.

    (C)2008 Absolute Software Corporation. All rights reserved. Computrace
and Absolute are registered trademarks of Absolute Software Corporation.
Computrace U.S. patents No. 5,715,174, No. 5,764,892, No. 5,802,280,
No. 5,896,497, No. 6,244,758, No. 6,269,392, No. 6,300,863, and No. 6,507,914.
Canadian patents No. 2,284,806 and No. 2,205,370. U.K. patents No. EP793823
and No. GB2338101. German patent No. 695 125 34.6-08. Australian patent
No. 699045. The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved of
the information contained in this news release.

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