Research In Motion (RIMM) To Change To BlackBerry (BBRY) On February 4th

During the keynote speech at the launch event on Wednesday, CEO Thorsten Heins made the announcement that RIM was now officially BlackBerry.  Of course this means that a stock ticker change is in order, and on Monday February 4th RIMM will become BBRY.  This may seem fast, but signs have already started to change in Waterloo and it appears that Heins wants this transition to happen quickly.

So if you are following RIMM on the TSX of the NASDAQ make sure you look for that new BBRY ticker to keep track of the stock price.  Hit the break for the full press release.

Research In Motion Ticker Change to Take Effect Monday, February 4

WATERLOO, ONTARIO – Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) confirms that, effective the start of trading on Monday, February 4, 2013, the Company’s new ticker symbols will take effect. The company will trade as “BB” on the Toronto Stock Exchange and “BBRY” on the NASDAQ.

The legal name of the company is not changing and the Company will do business as BlackBerry until shareholders vote for the official change at the Company’s Annual General Meeting later this year.

About BlackBerry

A global leader in wireless innovation, BlackBerry(R) revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. BlackBerry is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ: BBRY) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: BB). For more information, visit www.blackberry.com.

Forward-looking statements in this news release are made pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. When used herein, words such as “expect”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “may”, “will”, “should”, “intend,” “believe”, and similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions made by RIM in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors that RIM believes are appropriate in the circumstances. Many factors could cause RIM’s actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including those described in the “Risk Factors” section of RIM’s Annual Information Form, which is included in its Annual Report on Form 40-F (copies of which filings may be obtained at www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov). These factors should be considered carefully, and readers should not place undue reliance on RIM’s forward-looking statements. RIM has no intention and undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

BlackBerry, RIM, Research In Motion and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of Research In Motion Limited and are registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world. All other brands, names and marks are the property of their respective owners. RIM is not responsible for any third party products or services.

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