Absolute Software Appoints Geoff Haydon As CEO

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(RTTNews.com) - Absolute Software Corp. (ABT.TO) announced that it has appointed Geoff Haydon, formerly of EMC Corporation, as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors.

Haydon has more than 20 years of IT experience to the role. Most recently he was Chief Operating Officer for EMC'sAsia-Pacific and Japan region. Prior to this role, Mr. Haydon was Vice President of Americas Sales at RSA, a division of EMC, where he was responsible for creating and executing RSA's market strategies. Under his leadership, RSA's business in the Americas consistently outperformed its business and market share objectives and delivered strong double-digit growth. Before the Americas position, Mr. Haydon ran the RSA business for Asia Pacific and Japan where he more than doubled RSA's market share in the region.

Rob Chase, Absolute's Chief Operating Officer, has announced he is leaving the Company to pursue other interests. Mr. Chase's departure will be effective June 18, however he will continue to be involved with the company in a more limited capacity as a strategic advisor.

Errol Olsen, who has served as interim Chief Executive Officer, will continue in his role as Absolute's Chief Financial Officer.

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