Sphere 3D Approves Business at Annual Shareholders Meeting and Grants Options

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Sept. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sphere 3D Corporation (TSX-V:ANY) (the "Company"), developer of Glassware 2.0™ foundational thin client technology, is pleased to announced that shareholders have approved all resolutions put forth at its Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders held today.

The total number of shares represented by shareholders present in person and by proxy was 43 shareholders representing 10,485,656 or 62.11% of the Company's issued and outstanding Common Shares. Shareholders voted in excess of 99% in favour of all items of business, including election of each of the following director nominees: Eric L. Kelly, Peter Ashkin, Mario Biasini, Glenn Bowman, Jason D. Meretsky and John Morelli.

All such business matters as more particularly described in the Information Circular dated August 9, 2013. Complete voting results can be found on www.sedar.com.

The Company also announced today that it has granted an aggregate of 300,000 stock options pursuant to the Plan to four outside directors and four senior officers. These options expire in 10 years, vest quarterly over the next 12 months and have an exercise price of $2.68 per share, representing the last closing market price before the date of the stock option grant.

About Sphere 3D Corporation

Sphere 3D Corporation (TSX-V:ANY) is a Mississauga, Ontario based virtualization technology solution provider whose patent pending Glassware 2.0™ technology makes it possible for incompatible devices and applications to run over the cloud, without sacrificing performance or security. Sphere 3D's Glassware 2.0™ ultra-thin client allows third parties to deliver fully featured products to any cloud-connected device independent of operating system or hardware. For additional information visit www.sphere3d.com or access the Company's public filings at www.sedar.com.

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CONTACT: Sphere 3D Contact: Sphere 3D Corporation Peter Tassiopoulos, Chief Executive Officer Tel: (416) 749-5999 Peter.Tassiopoulos@Sphere3D.comSource:Sphere 3D Corporation