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Wi-LAN Appoints Acting CFO

03/01/2006

 

CALGARY, Canada - March 1, 2006 - Wi-LAN Inc. (TSX:WIN) announced that Keith Bittner, Chief Financial Officer, will be leaving the company effective today. Steve Bower has been appointed Acting CFO to succeed Mr. Bittner. Mr. Bower is a Chartered Accountant and most recently was CFO of SiGe Semiconductor, a global supplier of RF front-end solutions for next-generation wireless systems, based in Ottawa, Canada.

"Keith Bittner has provided financial leadership to Wi-LAN for several years. We are grateful for the dedicated service that he has provided over the years, and we wish him well in his future endeavors," said Bill Dunbar, president and CEO, Wi-LAN Inc. "We are very pleased to have found Steve Bower, a proven and capable financial manager, to provide financial leadership to the company as we continue to focus on providing intellectual property solutions and licensing our patent portfolio."

" I am excited to be a part of an energetic team that will be marketing Wi-LAN’s WiMAX intellectual property to a worldwide market," said Steve Bower. "My focus will be to ensure that Wi-LAN has the financial strength to grow in this exciting market."

Mr. Bower was CFO of SiGe Semiconductor from 1999 to 2005. He was senior director, business integration at Petro Canada from 1994 to 1998, and prior to that he held several senior financial positions in the BCE / Nortel group in Canada and the United States. Mr. Bower is a Chartered Accountant (CA), holds a Certified in Production and Inventory Management designation (CPIM), and received a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.) degree from McGill University.

About Wi-LAN Inc.

Wi-LAN is a global provider of broadband wireless communications solutions. Wi-LAN believes its portfolio of patents is necessary for the implementation of WiMAX Forum Certified devices and devices using the IEEE standards 802.11a and 802.11g (the 2nd generation Wi-Fi Alliance standards). Wi-LAN is a charter member of the WiMAX Forum (www.wimaxforum.org). Detailed information on Wi-LAN can be found at www.wilan.com.

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