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German Development Agency Chooses BlackBerry for Emergency Management Solution

March 12, 2020

WATERLOO, ONTARIO – March 12, 2019 – BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) announced today that the German Development Agency, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, has chosen BlackBerry AtHoc as its emergency mass notification system.  

GIZ works on behalf of the German government, European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector and governments of other countries, in various areas of sustainable development, including peace and security.  GIZ is one of the world’s largest development agencies, with over 20,000 employees across more than 120 countries.  BlackBerry AtHoc will be introduced to all GIZ employees.  

BlackBerry AtHoc is trusted by government, military, commercial and humanitarian organizations around the world.  The software system enables secure and effective communication and collaboration during emergencies or critical events like the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, to ensure business continuity and improve the ability for people to stay safe.

“BlackBerry is delighted that GIZ has commissioned BlackBerry for their secure communications and workforce safety requirements,” said Adam Enterkin, Senior Vice President of EMEA, BlackBerry. “The vision behind GIZ is to strengthen democratic structures in various countries through reforms to better protect the population, which complements BlackBerry’s goals in IoT security, user privacy, and public safety.”

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About BlackBerry

BlackBerry (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) provides intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments around the world. The company secures more than 500M endpoints including 150M cars on the road today.  Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company leverages AI and machine learning to deliver innovative solutions in the areas of cybersecurity, safety and data privacy solutions, and is a leader in the areas of endpoint security management, encryption, and embedded systems.  BlackBerry’s vision is clear - to secure a connected future you can trust.

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