BlackBerry Announces Completion of Debt Refinancing

September 01, 2020

WATERLOO, CANADA — September 1, 2020BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced that it completed the redemption of all of its 3.75% unsecured convertible debentures (TSX: BB.DB.V) (the "3.75% Debentures") on September 1, 2020. The redemption was announced and a notice of redemption was issued on August 28, 2020. None of the 3.75% Debentures were converted into common shares of BlackBerry prior to redemption.

BlackBerry also announced that it has completed the previously announced private placement of US$365,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 1.75% unsecured convertible debentures to Hamblin Watsa Investment Counsel Ltd., in its capacity as investment manager of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited and another institutional investor. RBC Capital Markets acted for BlackBerry in the completion of the transaction.

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