Research In Motion is expanding the BlackBerry platform into Bosnia, Albania, Macedonia and Serbia (BAMS) with the help of Brightpoint. Under the terms of the agreement, Brightpoint will act as RIM’s preferred fulfillment partner in the BAMS region and assist in the national distribution of BlackBerry products through Brightpoint’s expansive authorized local partners’ network. “We are pleased to further our relationship with Brightpoint as a one-stop distribution and logistic solutions provider for RIM in the BAMS region,” said Leigh Jenkinson, RIM’s Regional Director. Check the press release below for more details.

Press Release

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INDIANAPOLIS, Dec 20, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — Brightpoint, Inc. CELL +4.81% , a global leader in providing supply chain solutions to the wireless industry, today announced that its subsidiary Brightpoint Slovakia s.r.o. (“Brightpoint”) and Research In Motion Limited RIMM +1.09% (“RIM”) have entered into a preferred distribution agreement to expand the availability of BlackBerry(R) smartphones and software in Bosnia, Albania, Macedonia and Serbia (“BAMS”).

Under the terms of the agreement, Brightpoint will act as RIM’s preferred fulfillment partner in the BAMS region and assist in the national distribution of BlackBerry products through Brightpoint’s expansive authorized local partners’ network. Leveraging its global operations and strong local presence, Brightpoint will deliver distribution and reverse logistics services to telecommunications operators, retailers, and authorized resellers in the BAMS region.

“We are pleased to further our relationship with Brightpoint as a one-stop distribution and logistic solutions provider for RIM in the BAMS region,” said Leigh Jenkinson, RIM’s Regional Director.

“We are excited about strengthening our relationship with RIM, and look forward to leveraging our footprint and services portfolio to serve customers in the BAMS region with RIM products,” stated Anurag Gupta, Brightpoint’s President, Europe, Middle East and Africa. “This agreement allows us to bring more value and flexible solutions to customers in the region.”

About Brightpoint, Inc.

Brightpoint, Inc. CELL +4.81% is a global leader in providing supply chain solutions to leading stakeholders in the wireless industry. In 2010, Brightpoint handled approximately 99 million wireless devices globally. Brightpoint’s innovative services include distribution channel management, procurement, inventory management, repair services and reverse logistics, software loading, kitting and customized packaging, fulfillment, product customization, eBusiness solutions, and other outsourced services that integrate seamlessly with its customers. Brightpoint’s effective and efficient platform allows its customers to benefit from quickly deployed, flexible, and cost effective solutions. Brightpoint has approximately 4,000 employees, as well as a significant number of temporary staff, and a global footprint covering more than 35 countries, including 13 Latin American countries through its investment in Intcomex, Inc. In 2010, Brightpoint generated revenue of $3.6 billion. Brightpoint provides distribution and customized services to over 25,000 B2B customers worldwide. Additional information about Brightpoint can be found on its website at www.brightpoint.com , or by calling its toll-free Information and Investor Relations line at             877-IIR-CELL       (            877-447-2355      ).

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About Research In Motion

Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry(R) solution in 1999. Today, BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. RIM is listed on the NASDAQ Stock MarketRIMM +1.09% and the Toronto Stock Exchange CA:RIM -4.29% . For more information, visit www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com .

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