Absolute Software Helps Recover 28,000th Stolen Computer

From Arizona to Nigeria to Chile, Absolute Software Helps Law Enforcement 
Bring Criminals to Justice Around the Globe 
VANCOUVER, March 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Absolute® Software Corporation ("Absolute" 
or the "Company") (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint 
security and management solutions for computers, laptops and ultra-portable 
devices today announced the Absolute Investigations and Recovery Services 
helped recover the 28,000(th) stolen computer. Illustrating the value of its 
Computrace® persistence technology and LoJack® for Laptops products, 
Absolute Software has released a list of some of the top recoveries over the 
past year. 
"The Investigations and Recovery Services team works closely with police to 
recover stolen devices. But often the most important impact is the forensic 
evidence and other critical information we collect, which helps law 
enforcement lay charges and put criminals behind bars," states John 
Livingston, Chairman and CEO at Absolute Software. "Over 450 laptops are 
recovered every month leveraging our powerful technologies, our team of 
forensic specialists and former police officers, and our relationship with 
over 6,755 police agencies worldwide. As a testament to both the expertise of 
our Investigations team and forensic tools, we recently accomplished another 
milestone, helping to recover our 28,000(th) stolen computer." 
Inside Job
A laptop protected with Computrace was stolen from an office building in 
Bradford County, Pennsylvania. The Absolute Investigations team identified two 
different suspects using the stolen computer and passed over the details to 
local police. The police obtained and executed a search warrant, recovering 
the laptop from a woman who had bought the stolen laptop from a man in a local 
mall parking lot. Thanks to the Absolute Investigations team, police were able 
to identify the thief; he worked as a janitor at the office building where the 
laptop was stolen. Police arrested the suspect and the case is now closed. 
Violence in Nigeria
In Lagos, Nigeria, a family was awoken in the middle of the night by six armed 
men who had broken into their apartment. After attacking the family, the 
assailants stole a significant amount of property, including a laptop that was 
protected with LoJack for Laptops. With the help of the Absolute 
Investigations team, local investigators recovered the laptop and were able to 
make an arrest. Today, criminal charges are pending against one of the violent 
offenders. 
Major Recovery - Like Music to Our Ears Los Angeles is one of the top 
locations people come to kick-start their careers in the music business. It's 
also where some criminals see opportunity for theft. Earlier this year, ten 
laptops, protected with Computrace, and production equipment belonging to a 
music production company was stolen from a vehicle in Los Angeles. The 
Absolute Investigations team worked closely with local police to recover nine 
of the laptops found in various locations throughout the city including seven 
different residences. Several of the laptops had been purchased through 
Craigslist and a local pawn shop. 
Laptop Recovery Uncovers $70,000 of Stolen Goods
In Arizona, a corporate laptop was stolen in a residential burglary. Using 
Computrace and Absolute's computer forensic tools, the laptop was tracked to 
an apartment building where local police not only recovered the laptop but 
approximately $70,000 worth of stolen goods from two different residences. The 
stolen goods included jewelry, collector coins, personal identification such 
as social security numbers, and electronics. As a result of this recovery six 
additional burglaries were solved in three different cities in Arizona. 
Seven Laptops Recovered in Chile
After experiencing a wave of stolen laptops throughout Santiago, Chile, the 
local police department sought to take dramatic measures to not only aid 
citizens, but prevent future thefts by finding and prosecuting the offenders. 
Working with the Absolute Investigations team, the Chilean Investigations 
Police launched "Operation LoJack" in an effort to recover the stolen laptops. 
After identifying many of the locations where the stolen laptops were used or 
stored in Santiago, search warrants were obtained and executed at eight 
addresses throughout the city. The operation was a huge success, with seven 
laptops recovered using data provided from the Absolute Investigations team. 
Office Burglar Locked Up
An office burglar was on the prowl in Philadelphia, stealing more than 30 
computers over several months from various offices - including 10 laptops 
protected with Computrace. Thanks to the Absolute Investigations team and 
persistence technology, police were able to identify the location of one of 
the laptops to a local computer store. After obtaining and executing a search 
warrant, police recovered all 10 of the laptops protected with Computrace, as 
well as three other stolen computers. Following this recovery, police were 
able to arrest the burglar. 
Globetrotting Laptop 
After returning from a weekend away, a George Mason University student found 
his laptop had been stolen from his apartment. Luckily when the student 
purchased the laptop he had installed and activated LoJack for Laptops on the 
device. The student reported the laptop stolen to Absolute Software and local 
police. Using Absolute's computer forensic tools, the laptop was tracked on 
the other side of the world in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. After the device was 
remotely frozen by the Absolute Investigations team, local police recovered it 
from a residence. The user had purchased the laptop from a second-hand dealer. 
The laptop was shipped safely back to the thankful student. 
About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the industry standard in 
persistent endpoint security and management for computers, laptops and 
ultra-portable devices. The Company, a leader in device security and 
management tracking for more than 18 years, has over 30,000 commercial 
customers worldwide. Positioned as a Visionary vendor in Gartner, Inc.'s Magic 
Quadrant for Client Management Tools, Absolute's solutions - Computrace, 
Absolute Manage, Absolute Service, Absolute Secure Drive, and Computrace 
LoJack for Laptops - provide organizations with actionable intelligence to 
prove compliance, securely manage BYOD, and deliver comprehensive visibility 
and control over all of their devices and data. The Company's Computrace 
persistence technology is embedded in the firmware of computers, netbooks, and 
tablets by global leaders, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, 
Motion, Panasonic, Samsung, and Toshiba, and the Company has reselling 
partnerships with these OEMs and others, including Apple. For more information 
about Absolute Software, visit www.absolute.com. 
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and 
uncertainties. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, 
the expected performance, functionality and availability of our services and 
products, and other expectations, intentions and plans contained in this press 
release that are not historical fact. When used in this press release, the 
words "plan," "expect," "believe," and similar expressions generally identify 
forward-looking statements. These statements reflect our current expectations. 
They are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not 
limited to, changes in technology and general market conditions. In light of 
the many risks and uncertainties you should understand that we cannot assure 
you that the forward-looking statements contained in this press release will 
be realized. 
©2013 Absolute Software Corporation. All rights reserved. Computrace and 
Absolute are registered trademarks of Absolute Software Corporation. LoJack is 
a registered trademark of LoJack Corporation, used under license by Absolute 
Software Corporation. LoJack Corporation is not responsible for any content 
herein. U.S. patents No. 5,715,174, No. 5,764,892, No. 5,802,280, No. 
5,896,497, No. 6,087,937, No. 6,244,758, No. 6,269,392, No. 6,300,863, No. 
6,507,914, No. 7,818,557, No. 7,818,803, No. 7,945,709, No. 8,062,380, No. 
8,234,359, No. 8,241,369, No. 8,307,055, No. 8,332,953 and No. 8,346,234. 
Canadian patents No. 2,211,735, No. 2,284,806, and No. 2,205,370. U.K. patents 
No. EP0793823, No. GB2298302, and No. GB2338101. German patent No. 69512534. 
Australian patent No. 699045. Japanese patent No. JP4067035. The Toronto Stock 
Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved of the information contained in 
this news release. 
Public Relations: Andrea Holland, HORN Group andrea.holland@horngroup.com or 
415-905-4009 
or 
Marina Guy, Absolute Software mguy@absolute.com or 604.730.9851 x107 
Investor Relations: Kristen Dickson, MSc, TMX|Equicom 
kdickson@equicomgroup.com or 416.815.0700 x273 
or 
Dave Mason, CFA, TMX|Equicom dmason@equicomgroup.com or 416.815.0700 x237 
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