Absolute Software Launches an Industry First with a Consumer Theft Recovery Solution for Android Smartphones

 Absolute Software Launches an Industry First with a Consumer Theft Recovery
                       Solution for Android Smartphones

PR Newswire

VANCOUVER, May 21, 2013

Available Soon for the Samsung GALAXY S4

VANCOUVER, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX:
ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and management
solutions for computers, laptops and ultra-portable devices today announced it
is first to market with a consumer theft recovery solution for Android
smartphones.

This solution is the result of the Absolute Software and Samsung global
partnership announced in early April 2013. Samsung has embedded patented
Absolute persistence technology into select Samsung GALAXY devices starting
with the Samsung GALAXY S4.

Leveraging the same Absolute persistence technology used in LoJack for
Laptops, once installed and activated it cannot be removed even if the device
is restored to factory settings. When a protected Samsung GALAXY S4 is stolen,
the Absolute Investigations and Recovery Services team will work with law
enforcement globally to get the device back. Users can also remotely lock,
locate their device or delete sensitive files to prevent identity theft.

Smartphone theft is on the rise, more than 40 percent of all robberies in New
York City involve smartphones and other cell phones. Other major US cities
have similar statistics, with robberies involving cell phones comprising 30-40
percent of all robberies.*

"Absolute's unique approach to investigations and theft recovery is exactly
what is needed to solve this serious epidemic of smartphone and mobile device
theft that is sweeping across our nation," stated Sheriff Leon Lott, Sheriff,
Richland County, South Carolina Sheriff's Department.

"With the rapid growth of smartphone use, mobile theft has increased
extensively putting consumers at personal risk. I am thrilled we can provide
consumers with a solution to address this serious issue," said Mark Grace,
Vice President, Consumer at Absolute Software. "With our consumer theft
recovery solution installed and activated on Samsung GALAXY S4s, users can
rest assured that their device can be recovered in the event it is stolen with
the help of the Absolute Investigations and Recovery Services team, which has
assisted in more than 29,000 successful recoveries in 98 countries."

*FCC, Announcement of New Initiatives to Combat Smartphone and Data Theft,
April 10, 2012

Availability
The consumer theft recovery solution for Android smartphones will be available
early this summer starting at $29.99 with several subscription options ranging
from one year up to four years. For more information:
www.LoJackforLaptops.com/android

About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the industry standard in
persistent endpoint security and management for computers, laptops,
ultra-portable devices and smartphones. The Company, a leader in device
security and management tracking for more than 20 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.
Absolute persistence technology is embedded in the firmware of computers,
netbooks, tablets and smartphones 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 # 5,715,174, # 5,764,892, # 5,802,280, # 5,896,497, #
6,087,937, # 6,244,758, # 6,269,392, # 6,300,863, # 6,507,914, # 7,818,557, #
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8,332,953, # 8,346,234 and # 8,418,226. Canadian patents # 2,211,735, #
2,284,806, and # 2,205,370. U.K. patents # EP0793823, # GB2298302, and #
GB2338101. German patent # 69512534. Australian patent # 699045. Japanese
patent # JP4067035. The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor
disapproved of the information contained in this news release.

SOURCE Absolute Software Corporation

Contact:

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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