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D-BOX Reaches 200 Screens Worldwide

New North American Theatres Announced

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

D-BOX Reaches 200 Screens Worldwide07:00 EDT Wednesday, October 10, 2012LONGUEUIL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 10, 2012) - D-BOX Technologies Inc. (TSX:DBO), a leader in innovative motion technology, announced today new agreements with North American theatre partners, bringing the company's total number of D-BOX screens to 200 worldwide. These new agreements, which increasingly include a portion of upfront payments, are all with existing D-BOX customers and clearly demonstrate the ongoing success of the D-BOX business model. New theatres already scheduled to open before the end of 2012 include:Cinema RGFM in Joliette, Quebec (a 2nd location and a 1st with two screens) Cinema West Civic Plaza 12 in Hesperia, Calif. (a 6th location) Galaxy Theatre at the Trails in Austin, Texas (a 9th location) O'Neil Cinemas at Brickyard Square in Epping, N.H. (a 3rd location) Santikos Palladium in Houston, Texas (a 5th location and a 1st with two screens) UltraStar Cinemas AK-Chin in Maricopa, Ariz. (an 8th location) The following table shows the total number of D-BOX screens worldwide, broken down between backlog* screens and installed screens:As of Oct.10, 2012Backlog ScreensInstalled ScreensTotal ScreensDomestic (N.A)30127157International103343TOTAL40160200* From a practical standpoint, the Corporation defines systems backlog as follows: an order for D-BOX MFX systems received as part of a contractual agreement and for which the installation is scheduled within a twelve-month period.Given these new orders, as of today there are 29 exhibitors with more than one installed complex integrating the D-BOX technology and there are 14 exhibitors with more than one D-BOX screen within a same complex. These trends reflect not only the overall success of the D-BOX business model but also the growing desire amongst existing exhibitors to present, simultaneously, more than one D-BOX movie in their theatres. Considering its installed base in the commercial theatre market, D-BOX also continues gaining traction in its OEM business segment through a continuous increase of its brand awareness."The increase of our worldwide footprint remains steadfast with a healthy combination of new exhibitors and repeat business from existing customers. These trends should definitely be viewed as a true testament to the quality of the D-BOX experience and its success at the box office," said President and CEO of D-BOX Technologies, Claude Mc Master. ABOUT D-BOXD-BOX Technologies Inc. designs, manufactures and markets cutting-edge motion systems intended mainly for the entertainment and industrial simulation industries. This unique and patented technology, the D-BOX Motion Code, uses motion effects specifically programmed for each visual content which are sent to a motion system integrated into either a platform or a seat. The resulting motion is perfectly synchronized with the on-screen action, thus creating an unmatched realistic immersive experience. As of today, many Hollywood studios offer D-BOX Motion Code on their motion pictures in commercial theatres, on DVDs and Blu-rays. By reaching agreements with various industry leaders, D-BOX's award-winning motion technology is gradually proving itself as a new global standard. D-BOX is a public company whose shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol DBO. For more information, visit www.d-box.comD-BOX® and D-BOX Motion Code® are registered trademarks of D-BOX Technologies Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Vice-President of MarketingGuy MarcouxD-BOX Technologies Inc.450-442-3003 ext. 263gmarcoux@d-box.comORMarc Jasmin CMA, PresidentInvestor RelationsJasmin Financial Communications514-231-2360marc@comjasmin.com