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When was BlackBerry founded?

BlackBerry was founded in 1984 by Mike Lazaridis, Douglas Fregin and Jim Balsillie.

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How many employees does BlackBerry have?

BlackBerry's employee base has grown significantly since 1998, from approximately 200 people to approximately 7,000 by September 2014.

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Where is BlackBerry’s corporate office?

BlackBerry’s corporate offices are located at 2200 University Ave. E, Waterloo, Ontario, N2K 0A2.

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What is the difference between each of the BlackBerry smartphones?

Detailed specifications about BlackBerry smartphones can be found on the BlackBerry website.

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Where are BlackBerry shares traded?

BlackBerry’s common shares are listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ: BBRY) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: BB).

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When did BlackBerry begin trading as a public company?

BlackBerry’s IPO on the Toronto Stock Exchange was October 28, 1997. RIM began trading on the NASDAQ on February 4, 1999.

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Can I buy shares directly from BlackBerry?

BlackBerry does not sell shares directly. Please contact your broker to purchase shares.

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Does BlackBerry have a Dividend Reinvestment Policy (DRIP)?

BlackBerry currently does not participate in a Dividend Reinvestment Program.

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When is BlackBerry’s fiscal year-end?

BlackBerry's current year, fiscal 2015, will end on February 28, 2015.

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How many shares of the company are outstanding?

As of BlackBerry's last fiscal year-end, March 3, 2013, there were approximately 524 million shares outstanding.

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What is BlackBerry’s official accounting currency?

In fiscal 2000, as a result of BlackBerry’s increased economic activity in the U.S., the U.S. dollar was adopted as the reporting currency of the Company. In the first quarter of fiscal 2004, BlackBerry commenced reporting its consolidated financial results in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

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Has BlackBerry split its stock?

BlackBerry has split its stock twice. The first split was a 2-for-1 stock split that occurred on June 4, 2004. The second split was a 3-for-1 stock split that occurred on August 20, 2007.

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How does BlackBerry generate revenue?

Details on how BlackBerry generates revenue can be viewed in the Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations section of the most recent BlackBerry financial filing.

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How does BlackBerry recognize revenue?

Details on BlackBerry’s revenue recognition policy and other critical accounting policies can be viewed in the Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations section of the most recent BlackBerry financial filing.

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Who are BlackBerry’s auditors?

Ernst and Young LLP
Chartered Accountants
515 Riverbend Drive
P.O. Box 9458
Station C
Kitchener, Ontario
N2G 4W9
Canada

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How can I obtain a copy of BlackBerry’s annual and quarterly reports?

Annual and quarterly reports are available at Financial Documents and Financial Releases.

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How can I obtain a copy of documents filed by BlackBerry with Canadian securities commissions and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the U.S.?

BlackBerry files documents electronically with the Canadian Securities Administrators SEDAR database and with the SEC on EDGAR. To access BlackBerry’s public securities filings, either visit the SEDAR website and do a public database search under BlackBerry Limited or go to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission website to view BlackBerry’s EDGAR filings.

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What is the CUSIP number for BlackBerry Limited?

The CUSIP number for BlackBerry’s common shares is 09228F-10-3.

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How do I obtain or modify information regarding my shareholder account? How can I transfer ownership of my shares?

Please contact BlackBerry’s transfer agent, Computershare Investor Services Inc., or your broker.

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If my BlackBerry share certificate has been lost, stolen or destroyed, how do I arrange to replace it?

If your BlackBerry share certificate has been lost, stolen or destroyed, please contact Computershare Investor Services Inc. A Computershare representative will send you the necessary documentation to arrange for a replacement certificate.

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Who is BlackBerry’s transfer agent and how do I contact them?

BlackBerry’s transfer agent is Computershare Investor Services Inc., who can be contacted at:

Computershare Investor Services Inc.
100 University Avenue, 8th Floor
Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2Y1, Canada
Tel: 1-800-564-6253

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