Sierra Wireless Receives Notice Pursuant to NASDAQ Marketplace Rules

Vancouver, (PresseBox) - Sierra Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWIR, TSX: SW) today announced that on August 8, 2008 it received a letter from the Staff of the Nasdaq Stock Market reviewing the Company's compliance with Nasdaq Market Place Rule 4350(c)(4)(C) regarding the composition of the Company's Nominating Committee. The letter indicated that the Company had not been in compliance with the Rule; however it also acknowledged that the Company has now regained compliance, as described below.
Nasdaq regulations require all members of the Nominating Committee (subject to certain exceptions) to be independent directors. In the case of Sierra Wireless, one of the members of the Nominating Committee is not independent. This is permitted under Canadian securities regulations and the Nasdaq Staff has determined that as a foreign private issuer, reliance by the Company on its home country practice for its nominating process is sufficient for compliance with Nasdaq regulations, subject to compliance with applicable disclosure rules.
This announcement is being made in order to satisfy Nasdaq requirements regarding prompt disclosure of the receipt of a compliance letter.

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Sierra Wireless Inc.

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) modems and software connect people and systems to mobile broadband networks around the world. The Company offers a diverse product portfolio addressing enterprise, consumer, original equipment manufacturer, specialized vertical industry, and machine-to-machine markets, and provides professional services to customers requiring expertise in wireless design, integration, and carrier certification. For more information about Sierra Wireless, visit www.sierrawireless.com.

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