Sierra Wireless, Inc. Announces Normal Course Issuer Bid

Vancouver (Canada)-May 07, 2008

Sierra Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) (“Sierra Wireless”) today announced its intention to seek regulatory approval which, if obtained, will allow it to purchase up to 1,567,378 of its Common Shares by way of a normal course issuer bid (the “Bid”) on the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) and the NASDAQ Global Market, representing approximately 5% of the Common Shares outstanding as of the date of this announcement.

Purchases of Common Shares may commence on the date that is five days after (i) the date of acceptance by the TSX of Sierra Wireless’s notice of intention in final executed form, and (ii) the date that Sierra Wireless issues the press release required by the TSX and Canadian securities regulators.  It is expected that the purchases will terminate not more than one year after the purchases commence, or on such earlier date as Sierra Wireless may complete its purchases.

Purchases will be made by Sierra Wireless in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements and the price which Sierra Wireless will pay for any such Common Shares will be the market price of such shares at the time of acquisition.  Purchased Common Shares will be cancelled.  Sierra Wireless has not previously entered into a normal course issuer bid.

About Sierra Wireless
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

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