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BlackBerry Makes New Investment In Security Innovation Center In The Washington, D.C. Area

Center will serve as a hub for collaboration with key government customers and other partners

Las Vegas – BlackBerry, in attendance at CES Government (CESG), communicated its intention to invest in a new security innovation center in the Washington, D.C. area. Building on BlackBerry's technical experience and leadership in mobile security, the new Center will serve as a hub for collaboration with key government customers and other expert partners.

CESG is held each January as part of the world-renowned International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). John Chen, Chief Executive Officer of BlackBerry addressed key members of Congress and government officials on Monday at the show.

"We are committed to working with government and industry experts to solve some of the biggest challenges we face in securing mobile communication. The Washington, D.C.-based security innovation center will be focused on creating lasting partnerships that will encourage ongoing dialogue aimed at making better products and policy," said Chen during his speech at CESG.

Additional details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Follow BlackBerry on Twitter @BlackBerry4Biz and on our blog at http://bizblog.blackberry.com/.

About BlackBerry

A global leader in mobile communications, BlackBerry® revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The Company trades under the ticker symbols "BB" on the Toronto Stock Exchange and "BBRY" on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit www.blackberry.com.

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