Sierra Wireless, Inc. Receives TSX Approval for Normal Course Issuer Bid

(PresseBox) (VANCOUVER, ) Sierra Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW)("Sierra Wireless" or the "Company") today announced that it has received approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") of its Notice of Intention to Make a Normal Course Issuer Bid (the "Bid").

Pursuant to the Bid, Sierra Wireless may purchase for cancellation up to 1,567,378 of its common shares ("Common Shares"), or approximately 5% of the Common Shares outstanding as of the date of this announcement (representing 6.3% of the public float). As of May 9, 2008, there were 31,351,383 Common Shares of Sierra Wireless issued and outstanding, and the public float consisted of 24,750,506 Common Shares.

The purchases will be made by Sierra Wireless through the facilities and in accordance with the rules of the TSX and Rule 10b-18 under the U.S.

Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Rule 10b-18"), and the price which Sierra Wireless will pay for any such Common Shares will be the market price at the time of acquisition. Sierra Wireless will make no purchases of Common Shares other than open market purchases or other means approved by the TSX. Other than block purchases allowable under the TSX rules, purchases will be subject to a daily restriction of 89,874 Common Shares, being 25% of the average daily trading volume for the preceding six months. In addition, purchases of Common Shares through the facilities of the Nasdaq Stock Market ("Nasdaq") will be made in compliance with Rule 10b-18, which contains similar restrictions on the number of shares that may be repurchased based on the average daily trading volumes of the Common Shares on Nasdaq, subject to certain exceptions for block purchases.

The actual number of Common Shares of the Company that are purchased for cancellation under the Bid, if any, and the timing of such purchases will be determined by a committee of the Board of Directors of Sierra Wireless. Sierra Wireless has not previously entered into a normal course issuer bid.

To the knowledge of the Company, no director, senior officer or other insider of Sierra Wireless currently intends to sell any Common Shares under this Bid. However, sales by such persons through the facilities of the TSX or Nasdaq may occur if the personal circumstances of any such person change or any such person makes a decision unrelated to these normal course purchases.

The benefits to any such person whose shares are purchased would be the same as the benefits available to all other holders whose shares are purchased.

The Bid will commence on May 26, 2008 and will terminate on the earlier of: (i) May 25, 2009, (ii) the date Sierra Wireless completes its purchases pursuant to the notice of intention filed with the TSX, or (iii) the date of notice by Sierra Wireless of termination of the Bid.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, plans and timing for the introduction or enhancement of our services and products, statements about future market conditions, supply conditions, channel and end customer demand conditions, revenues, gross margins, operating expenses, profits, and other expectations, intentions, and plans contained in this press release that are not historical fact. Our expectations regarding future revenues and earnings depend in part upon our ability to successfully develop, manufacture, and supply products that we do not produce today and that meet defined specifications. When used in this press release, the words
"plan", "expect", "believe", and similar expressions generally identify forward-looking statements. These statements reflect our current expectations.

They are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, changes in technology and changes in the wireless data communications market. In light of the many risks and uncertainties surrounding the wireless data communications market, you should understand that we cannot assure you that the forward-looking statements contained in this press release will be realized.

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