DataWind Inc.
TSX : DW

DataWind Inc.

January 13, 2015 18:29 ET

DataWind Inc. Announces Appointment of Chander Dhawan to Its Board of Directors

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 13, 2015) -

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DataWind Inc. ("DataWind" or the "Company") (TSX:DW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Chander Dhawan as an independent director of the Company. The appointment of Chander Dhawan expands the Company's Board of Directors to six directors, four of whom are independent directors.

The Co-Chair of the Company's Board of Directors, Nicky Bearsted, remarked that, "Chander Dhawan is a Telecom leader with extensive relationships and business experience in emerging markets where DataWind's business is focused. In addition, he has a history of forward thinking and innovation of telecom infrastructure and software development. We are delighted to welcome Chander as an additional independent member of the Board and look forward to his contributions."

The appointment of Chander Dhawan remains subject to the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange.

About Chander Dhawan

Chander Dhawan is a leading expert and a pioneer in mobile computing, wireless networks and information technology infrastructure in large enterprises. With over 45 years of professional experience including the first 12 years with IBM, he is an experienced consultant, entrepreneur, innovation expert, author, industry analyst and Managing Editor of MobileInfo.Com information portal that provides free technical information to ICT professionals. Chander has architected, designed and implemented some of the most complex network-based IT projects in public sector, law enforcement, transportation, airline and financial services industries in Canada

About DataWind

DataWind is a leader in low-cost Internet connectivity for emerging markets. DataWind's mission is to bring the Internet, which has the ability to create tremendous social and economic benefits, to billions of unconnected people in the developing world. The Company's Internet Delivery Platform offers a low-cost Internet browsing solution by bundling an affordable tablet device with an inexpensive, pre-paid, 2G Internet service plan. DataWind is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:DW). For more information visit www.datawind.com.

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