RIM and Cognos Form Partnership to Put Business Intelligence into the Hands of Blackberry Users

— Industry-leading business intelligence vendor teams with wireless leader to deliver powerful solution for the enterprise —

COMDEX - CHICAGO, IL, March 4, 2002—Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSE: RIM), a world leader in the mobile communications market, and Cognos (Nasdaq: COGN: TSE: CSN), the leading global provider of business intelligence solutions, today announced an agreement whereby Cognos will develop mobile business intelligence solutions for BlackBerry™. The first output of this alliance is support for Cognos NoticeCast using BlackBerry Wireless Handhelds™. Cognos will demonstrate the NoticeCast application at Comdex this week in RIM's booth (#1603).

"RIM and Cognos are kicking off this alliance by delivering an advanced, enterprise-grade business intelligence solution that enables substantial value and competitive advantage for corporate decision makers," said Mark Guibert, vice president, brand management at RIM. "Building on our existing momentum, RIM and Cognos will leverage the extensibility of our Java-based BlackBerry architecture to enable continuous wireless integration opportunities within the enterprise."

"BlackBerry is one of the most robust wireless enterprise solutions available on the market today. For many of our joint customers, mobile professionals do not go anywhere without their BlackBerry handheld — it is extremely critical to their to day-to-day business operations," said Patrick O'Leary, Cognos vice president of strategic alliances. "With our collaboration, business leaders, mobile professionals, anyone within an organization who needs to be better informed, will benefit from the pervasive delivery of Cognos business intelligence to drive better corporate performance management."

BlackBerry customers will benefit from the powerful interplay of Cognos' robust, industry-leading business analytics and Cognos NoticeCast's unique narrowcast, push business intelligence functionality. Combined with the completely integrated BlackBerry solution, Cognos NoticeCast gives businesses a unique means to pinpoint true business patterns and build agent alerts for pervasive wireless delivery.

Cognos NoticeCast, tightly integrated into the Cognos Series 7 business intelligence framework, provides organizations a way to monitor and alert information in transactional or operational systems such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), or any relational data store. Designed for use by business and technical users alike, Cognos NoticeCast notifies and alerts decision makers to issues with customer relationships, supply chain activity, sales and financial performance, or any other business event.

About Research In Motion
Research In Motion Limited is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the mobile communications market. Through development and integration of hardware, software and services, RIM provides solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including email, messaging, Internet and intranet-based applications. RIM technology also enables a broad array of third party developers and manufacturers around the world to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity. RIM's portfolio of award-winning products includes the RIM Wireless Handheld™ product line, the BlackBerry™ wireless email solution, embedded radio-modems and software development tools. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario RIM operates offices in Canada, the United States and England. RIM is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE: RIM). For more information, visit www.rim.net. Investors may contact investor_relations@rim.net. Customers may contact info@rim.net.

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