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September 19, 2005 08:29 ET

BakBone Software Appoints Ken Horner SVP Corporate Development and Strategy

SAN DIEGO--(CCNMatthews - Sep 19, 2005) -

BakBone Software® (TSX:BKB) (Pink Sheets:BKBO), a global provider of data protection software, today announced the appointment of Kenneth W. Horner as senior vice president of corporate development and strategy. Horner joins the Company with the responsibility for business development and global market planning, as well as the worldwide roll out of BakBone's corporate strategy and vision.

"Ken joins an already impressive executive management team at BakBone, bringing extensive experience in building successful companies in the storage and networking markets," said Jim Johnson, president and CEO of BakBone Software. "Ken's responsibilities in identifying and engaging business development opportunities will be fundamental to achieving our corporate objectives. His successful track record will be invaluable as we execute on our vision of being the leading provider of integrated data protection and storage management solutions."

With 20 years of storage, networking, and enterprise software management experience, most recently Horner has been involved in defining BakBone's ongoing market positioning and strategic vision, serving as a corporate development consultant to the Company since February 2005. Prior to joining BakBone, Horner was vice president of worldwide marketing and channel operations at DataCore Software. In this capacity, Horner spent four years successfully leading corporate partnering, worldwide market and multi-tiered channel definition, technology acquisition and strategic alliance efforts on a global basis. As part of Seagate Software's executive management team, Horner was instrumental in building and managing the Storage Management Group, including the development of the Backup Exec product line, from its inception (as Arcada Software) through its sale to VERITAS. Horner has also held senior management positions at Sterling Software, Tech Data Corporation, and Rexon/WangTek.

About BakBone Software, Inc.

BakBone Software is a leading international data protection solution provider that develops and distributes data backup, restore, and disaster recovery software for network storage and open-systems environments. BakBone delivers scalable solutions that address the complex demands of large enterprise environments, as well as small to medium size businesses. Founded in 2000, BakBone products are used by Fortune 1000 corporations and domestic and international government entities. Distributed through a select global network of OEM partners, resellers and solution providers, interested companies can learn more information about BakBone's products and services at or email

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