Waterloo, ON – Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM), a world leader in the mobile
communications market, today reported third quarter results for the three months ended November 26, 2011
(all figures in U.S. dollars and U.S. GAAP, except where otherwise indicated).
 Revenue of $5.2 billion, up 24% from last quarter
 BlackBerry smartphone shipments of 14.1 million, up 33% from Q2
 GAAP net income of $265 million or $0.51 per share diluted; adjusted net income of $667
million or $1.27 per share diluted
 Subscribers up 35% year-over-year to almost 75 million
 Cash flow from operations of approximately $895 million

 Total of cash, cash equivalents, short-term and long-term investments of $1.5 billion
Q3 Results:
Revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 was $5.2 billion, up 24% from $4.2 billion in the previous quarter
and down 6% from $5.5 billion in the same quarter of last year. The revenue breakdown for the quarter was
approximately 79% for hardware, 19% for service and 2% for software and other revenue. During the quarter,
RIM shipped approximately 14.1 million BlackBerry smartphones and approximately 150,000 BlackBerry
PlayBook tablets.
“Despite the challenges faced in the third quarter, the BlackBerry subscriber base grew to almost 75 million
customers around the world. In addition, RIM launched a range of new BlackBerry 7 based smartphones
globally and introduced holiday promotions that helped drive growth in the installed base of BlackBerry
PlayBook users,” said Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, Co-CEOs at Research In Motion. “RIM continues to
have strong technology, unique service capabilities and a large installed base of customers, and we are more
determined than ever to capitalize on our strengths to overcome the recent execution challenges surrounding
product launches and the resulting financial performance. As part of our commitment to improving our
performance to better meet the expectations of shareholders and customers, we continue to evaluate ways to
improve in several areas of the Company’s operations. It may take some time to realize the benefits of these
efforts and the platform transition that we are undertaking, but we continue to believe that RIM has the right
set of strengths and capabilities to maintain a leading role in the mobile communications industry.”
The Company’s GAAP net income for the quarter was $265 million, or $0.51 per share diluted, compared with
GAAP net income of $329 million, or $0.63 per share diluted, in the prior quarter and GAAP net income of
$911 million, or $1.74 per share diluted, in the same quarter last year. Adjusted net income for the third
quarter was $667 million, or $1.27 per share diluted. Adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per
share exclude the impact of pre-tax charges of $54 million ($40 million after tax) to revenue related to the
service interruption experienced in the third quarter, $485 million ($356 million after tax) for the PlayBook
inventory provision taken in the third quarter and $7 million ($6 million after tax) for the Company’s cost optimization program that was implemented in the second quarter of fiscal 2012

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