Route1 Inc.

Route1 Inc.

February 27, 2012 08:00 ET

Route1 Inc. Announces Intention to Make a Normal Course Issuer Bid

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Feb. 27, 2012) - Route1 Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ROI) a security and identity management company, today announced its intention to make a Normal Course Issuer Bid ("NCIB") to buy back its common shares through the facilities of the TSX Venture Exchange ("Exchange"). The NCIB has received Exchange approval.

The maximum number of common shares that may be purchased for cancellation pursuant to the NCIB is that number of common shares that represents 10% of the common shares in the public float on the date that the Exchange approves the NCIB. Based on the 354,809,944 common shares in the public float as at February 17, 2012, the maximum number of shares would be 35,480,904. Route1 notes that the number of shares in the public float is less than the number of issued and outstanding common shares because the public float number does not include common shares held by Route1 insiders.

Purchases under the NCIB are expected to take place during the 12 month period commencing February 29, 2012 and ending February 28, 2013, or the date upon which the maximum number of common shares have been purchased by Route1 pursuant to the NCIB.

Route1 intends that any shares acquired pursuant to the NCIB will be cancelled. Route1 has not previously repurchased any of its common shares during the twelve months preceding the date of the notice of the NCIB filed with the Exchange. Any purchases made pursuant to the NCIB will be made in accordance with the rules of the Exchange and will be made at the market price of the common shares at the time of the acquisition. The common share purchases will be made through Paradigm Capital Inc.

Route1 believes that its common shares have been trading in a price range which does not adequately reflect the value of such shares in relation to the business of Route1 and its future business prospects. As a result, depending upon future price movements and other factors, Route1 believes that its outstanding common shares may represent an attractive investment to Route1. Furthermore, the purchases are expected to benefit all persons who continue to hold common shares by increasing their equity interest in Route1.


Route1 delivers industry-leading security and identity management solutions to enterprises worldwide, such as businesses, government and military, which need universal, secure access to all digital resources and sensitive data. These customers depend on The Power of MobiNET - Route1's communications and service delivery platform. MobiNET provides identity assurance and individualized access to networks and data. Route1's patented solutions are based on FIPS 140-2 cryptographic modules, and simplify the process of meeting increasingly stringent regulatory requirements for privacy and security. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Route1 is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.
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This news release, required by applicable Canadian laws, and does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

© Route1 Inc., 2012. All rights reserved. Route1, the Route1 and shield design Logo, SECURING THE DIGITAL WORLD, Mobi, MobiSecure, Route1 MobiKEY, Route1 MobiVDI, MobiKEY, MobiKEY IBAD, DEFIMNET, MobiNET, Route1 MobiNET, TruOFFICE, TruFLASH, TruOFFICE VDI, MobiKEY Fusion, EnterpriseLIVE, EnterpriseLIVE VO, MobiNET Agent and MobiKEY Classic, are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Route1 Inc. in the United States and or Canada. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners. The DEFIMNET and MobiNET platforms and the MobiKEY, MobiKEY Classic and MobiKEY Fusion devices are protected by U.S. Patents 7,814,216 and 7,739,726, and other patents pending.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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