Sierra Wireless, Inc.

Sierra Wireless, Inc.

March 14, 2005 09:00 ET

Sierra Wireless Appoints Kent Thexton to Board of Directors


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FOR: SIERRA WIRELESS, INC.

TSX SYMBOL: SW
NASDAQ SYMBOL: SWIR

MARCH 14, 2005 - 09:00 ET

Sierra Wireless Appoints Kent Thexton to Board of
Directors

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 14, 2005) - Sierra
Wireless (TSX:SW)(NASDAQ:SWIR) announced today the appointment of Kent
Thexton, Co-Chief Executive Officer of SEVEN Networks, Inc., to its
Board of Directors.

"Kent has been instrumental in building wireless data solutions and
services for business and consumers for some of the world's leading
operators, and this background will be a great asset as we continue to
develop our business," said David Sutcliffe, Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer, Sierra Wireless. "With his extensive, international
wireless telecommunications experience, we are pleased to have an
executive of Kent's calibre join our Board of Directors."

In April 2004, Mr. Thexton joined SEVEN, a leading global provider of
software for business and personal email applications, as Co-Chief
Executive Officer. Prior to joining SEVEN, Mr. Thexton was Chief Data
and Marketing Officer of leading U.K. operator O2 (formerly British
Telecom and British Telecom Cellnet), and President of O2 Online, where
he was responsible for overall group marketing strategy and brand
execution across the organization. Mr. Thexton helped build the O2 brand
across O2's operating businesses and established the Company's
leadership position in wireless data and voice product development,
device management, and procurement. He has also held executive positions
at Rogers, Northern Telecom and Bell Canada.

"Sierra Wireless is a well-recognized leader in the wireless data space,
continually delivering award winning technology to mobile professionals
around the globe," stated Mr. Thexton. "I look forward to contributing
to the Company's overall global business and product strategy and
working with the entire Sierra Wireless team to build upon our success
in the industry."

About Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless is a leader in delivering highly differentiated wireless
solutions that enable our customers to improve their productivity and
lifestyle. Sierra Wireless develops and markets the AirCard, the
industry-leading wireless PC card line for portable computers; embedded
modules for OEM wireless applications; the MP line of rugged
vehicle-mounted connectivity solutions; and Voq Professional Phone, a
line of mobile phones with easy-to-use, secure software solutions for
mobile professionals. For more information about Sierra Wireless please
visit www.sierrawireless.com.

"AirCard" is a registered trademark of Sierra Wireless. "Voq
Professional Phone" is a trademark of Sierra Wireless, Inc. Other
product or service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their
respective owners.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve
risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements relate to,
among other things, plans and timing for the introduction or enhancement
of our services and products, statements about future market conditions,
supply conditions, channel and end customer demand conditions, revenues,
gross margins, operating expenses, profits, and other expectations,
intentions, and plans contained in this press release that are not
historical fact. Our expectations regarding future revenues and earnings
depend in part upon our ability to successfully develop, manufacture,
and supply products that we do not produce today and that meet defined
specifications. When used in this press release, the words "plan",
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forward-looking statements. These statements reflect our current
expectations. They are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties,
including, but not limited to, changes in technology and changes in the
wireless data communications market. In light of the many risks and
uncertainties surrounding the wireless data communications market, you
should understand that we cannot assure you that the forward-looking
statements contained in this press release will be realized.


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