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RIM Participates in Winning Bid for Nortelís Patent Portfolio


Waterloo, ON - As announced separately today by Nortel Networks Corporation, a consortium of certain technology companies, of which Research In Motion Limited (ďRIMĒ) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) is a part, emerged as the winning bidder for all of Nortelís remaining patents and patent applications for a cash purchase price of USD$4.5 billion. RIMís portion of the purchase consideration is approximately USD$770 million. The sale is subject to applicable Canadian and United States court approvals. Nortel plans to work diligently with the consortium to close the sale in the third quarter of 2011.

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