Wi-LAN Inc.
TSX : WIN

Wi-LAN Inc.

April 23, 2007 18:51 ET

Wi-LAN 2007 Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders: Amendments to Share Option Plan and Deferred Stock Unit Plan

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 23, 2007) - WI-LAN Inc. (TSX:WIN)("Wi-LAN" or the "Company") announced today that it intends to propose changes to the resolution to approve amendments to the 2001 Share Option Plan (the "Option Plan") and the Deferred Stock Unit Plan for Directors and Designated Employees (the "DSU Plan") set out in the notice of annual and special meeting of shareholders (the "Meeting") dated March 21, 2007.

The changes to be proposed at the Meeting will further reduce the discretion of the Board of Directors to amend the Option Plan and DSU Plan without shareholder approval and affirms the Company's recognition of evolving corporate governance best practices. The Company has determined that these further amendments to the Option Plan and the DSU Plan are within the scope of the notice of Meeting sent to shareholders.

The Company has engaged Georgeson Shareholder Communications Canada, Inc. ("Georgeson") to assist the Company in soliciting proxies from Wi-LAN shareholders on behalf of management and the Board of Directors for use at the Meeting. Georgeson is available to Wi-LAN shareholders to respond to questions concerning voting Wi-LAN shares or revoking proxies for shares that have already been voted.

Georgeson can be contacted directly by calling Jeffery Carrabs at:1-416-874-0328.

About Wi-LAN Inc.

Wi-LAN, founded in 1992, licenses intellectual property that drives a full range of products providing access in wireless and wireline telecommunications markets. Some of the fundamental technologies covered by Wi-LAN's patents include: CDMA, Wi-Fi, WiMAX and DSL. Wi-LAN has already licensed its intellectual property to a number of major companies, including Cisco, Fujitsu and Nokia.

Forward-looking Information

Certain statements in this release, other than statements of historical fact, may include forward-looking information that involves various risks and uncertainties. These may include, without limitation, statements based on current expectations involving a number of risks and uncertainties related to all aspects of the wireless and wireline communications industry and the global economy. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not restricted to: the almost exclusive reliance of the Company on licensing its patent portfolio to generate revenues and cash flows; that the Company may be required to establish the enforceability of its patents in court to obtain material licensing revenues; that the Company will need to acquire or develop new patents to continue to grow its business; that the Company requires investment to translate its intellectual property position into sustainable profit in the market; that the Company is dependent on the performance of its key officers and employees; that changes in patent legislation or in the interpretation or application of patent litigation could materially adversely affect the Company; and that the Company has and may make acquisitions of products, technologies or businesses which could materially adversely affect the Company. These risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ from information contained herein, when estimates and assumptions have been used to measure and report results. There can be no assurance that such forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. These and all subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements are based on the estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements should circumstances or management's estimates or opinions change.

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