QNX Software Systems Vice President of Engineering named to Ottawa Business Journal s Forty Under 40

OTTAWA, May 26, 2011 — QNX Software Systems Limited, a global leader in operating systems and middleware for connected embedded systems, today announced that Sebastien Marineau-Mes, vice president of engineering for the company, has earned a place on the Ottawa Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 list.

Marineau-Mes has been vice president of engineering for more than four years and is responsible for all of QNX Software Systems’ research and development activities, including the software team for the BlackBerry® Tablet™ OS. Prior to this, he held several positions of increasing responsibility at the company, including chief networking architect and director of the OS group. Marineau-Mes served as the first project lead for the Eclipse C/C++ Development Tools (CDT) project and, in 2002, led the team that created the QNX® Momentics® Tool Suite, the first commercially available Eclipse-based IDE for embedded development. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Ottawa.

Winners of the 2011 Ottawa Business Journal Forty Under 40 were selected by a committee of judges that included Michael Burnatowski, OCRI Entrepreneurship Centre manager; Terry Kulka, University of Ottawa Telfer EMBA director; Erin Kelly, Ottawa Chamber of Commerce executive director; Nick Quain, CellWand Communications CEO; Peter Kovessy, Ottawa Business Journal editor; and Michael Curran, Ottawa Business Journal publisher.

“Dedication, passion, and innovation are three key qualities that I closely associate with Sebastien,” said Derek Kuhn, vice president, sales and marketing, QNX Software Systems. “From the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet to the world’s highest-capacity routers, Sebastien has contributed immensely to the company’s success by leading software development efforts for the automotive, medical, industrial, networking, and mobile markets. We could not be more excited that he has been recognized by the Ottawa Business Journal for these fine achievements. Our hats are off to Seb!”

About QNX Software Systems

QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM; TSX:RIM), is a leading vendor of operating systems, middleware, development tools, and professional services for the embedded systems market. Global leaders such as Audi, Cisco, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for vehicle telematics units, network routers, medical devices, industrial control systems, security and defense systems, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems Limited is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada; its products are distributed in over 100 countries worldwide. Visit www.qnx.com.

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