Information Form, which is included in RIM’s Annual Report on Form 40-F:•third-party claims for infringement of intellectual property rights by RIM and the outcome of any litigation with respect thereto;•RIM’s ability to successfully obtain patent or other proprietary or statutory protection for its technologies and products;•RIM’s ability to obtain rights to use software or components supplied by third parties;•reduced spending by customers due to the uncertainty of economic and geopolitical conditions;•RIM’s ability to enhance current products and develop new products;•RIM’s ability to establish new, and to build on existing, relationships with its network carrier partners and distributors;•RIM’s dependence on its carrier partners to grow its BlackBerry subscriber account base;•RIM’s dependence on a limited number of significant customers;•the efficient and uninterrupted operation of RIM’s network operations center and the networks of its carrier partners;•the occurrence or perception of a breach of RIM’s security measures, or an inappropriate disclosure of confidential or personal information;•RIM’s ability to manage production facilities and its reliance on third-party manufacturers for certain products;April 7, 2009The following Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (“MD&A”) should be read together with the audited consolidated financial statements and the accompanying notes (the “Consolidated Financial Statements”) of Research In Motion Limited (“RIM” or the “Company”) for the fiscal year ended February 28, 2009. The Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP”). All financial information herein is presented in United States dollars, unless otherwise indicated. RIM has prepared this MD&A with reference to National Instrument 51-102“Continuous Disclosure Obligations” of the Canadian Securities Administrators. Under the U.S./Canada Multijurisdictional Disclosure System, the Company is permitted to prepare this MD&A in accordance with the disclosure requirements of Canada, which requirements are different from those of the United States. This MD&A provides information for the fiscal year ended February 28, 2009 and up to and including April 7, 2009. Additional information about the Company, including the Company’s Annual Information Form, which is included in RIM’s Annual Report on Form 40-F, can be found on SEDAR at and on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) website at .Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This MD&A contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws, including statements relating to:•the Company’s expectations regarding the average selling price (“ASP”) of its BlackBerry devices;•
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