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Absolute Software's Mary Piehler Recognized by Everything Channel's CRN Magazine as One of the Top Women of the Channel

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Absolute Software's Mary Piehler Recognized by Everything Channel's CRN Magazine as One of the Top Women of the Channel08:00 EDT Thursday, July 28, 2011VANCOUVER, July 28, 2011 /CNW/ - Absolute® Software Corporation ("Absolute" or the "Company") (TSX: ABT), the leading provider of firmware-based endpoint security and management solutions, today announced that Mary Piehler, Regional Director, Northeast Sales has been recognized by Everything Channel's CRN Magazine as one of the top Women of the Channel in 2011. This annual list recognizes female executives for their accomplishments over the past year, based on their achievements as executives and the amount of influence they wield over the technology channel.  This year's Women of the Channel were chosen by the editors of CRN Magazine from a field of vendor channel organizations, distributors and solution providers.Ms. Piehler has worked in the information technology industry for over 30 years in global and regional leadership roles. For eight years she held senior management positions with value added resellers ServerWare Corporation and Systems Management Planning Inc. Prior to that she served in various management positions for 18 years at Digital Equipment Corporation/Compaq (now known as HP) and four years with NCR Corporation. In addition, she served in a global management role as the Worldwide Manager for the Eastman Kodak account. For the past year she has applied her considerable expertise within the channel in leading the Northeast sales team at Absolute. This is the fourth time Ms. Piehler has been named to the CRN Magazine list."This year's Women of the Channel list honors those female executives who epitomize success within the IT channel - a traditionally male-centric industry.  Whether they come from tier-one vendors, VAR500 solution providers or just bring a bevy of channel experience that cannot be ignored, the 2011 Women of the Channel list will recognize the most influential women of the channel based on their overall achievements, and their influence in the technology industry," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel."Mary is a great asset to the Absolute team. Her experience in the channel is a key part of her and her team's success," said John Sarantakes, Vice President, NA & EMEA Sales at Absolute Software. "I and the entire Absolute management team would like to offer our congratulations to Mary on her recognition as one of top women of the channel."A sample of the Women of the Channel list will appear in the July issue of CRN Magazine and expanded coverage will be featured online at www.crn.com.About Absolute SoftwareAbsolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the leader in tracking, managing, and protecting computers and mobile devices. The Company's Computrace®, Absolute Manage and LoJack for Laptops solutions provide theft recovery, data protection, and computer lifecycle management capabilities to organizations and consumers. The Company's software agent is embedded in the firmware of computers by global leaders, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, General Dynamics Itronix, HP, Lenovo, Motion, Panasonic, and Toshiba, and the Company has reselling partnerships with these OEMs and others, including Apple. For more information about Absolute Software, visit www.absolute.com and http://blog.absolute.com.About Everything Channel Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at http://www.everythingchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/everythingchnl.About UBM plc UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com.Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, the expected performance, functionality and availability of our services and products, and other expectations, intentions and plans contained in this press release that are not historical fact. When used in this press release, the words "plan," "expect," "believe," and similar expressions generally identify 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 general market conditions. In light of the many risks and uncertainties you should understand that we cannot assure you that the forward-looking statements contained in this press release will be realized.©2011 Absolute Software Corporation. All rights reserved. Computrace and Absolute are registered trademarks of Absolute Software Corporation. LoJack is a registered trademark of LoJack Corporation, used under license by Absolute Software Corporation. LoJack Corporation is not responsible for any content herein. U.S. patents No. 5,715,174, No. 5,764,892, No. 5,802,280, No. 5,896,497, No. 6,087,937, No. 6,244,758, No. 6,269,392, No. 6,300,863, No. 6,507,914, No. 7818557, No. 7818803. Canadian patents No. 2.211.735, No. 2,284,806 and No. 2,205,370. U.K. patents No. EP793823, No. GB2298302 and No. GB2338101. German patent No. 695 125 34.6-08. Australian patent No. 699045. Japanese patent No. JP4067035. The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved of the information contained in this news release.For further information: Public Relations: Kate Ryan, Affect kryan@affect.com or 212.398.9680 Investor Relations: Dave Mason, CFA, The Equicom Group dmason@equicomgroup.com or 416.815.0700 x237