Sphere 3D to Begin Trading on NASDAQ Global Market

Files Form 40-F Registration With SEC

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MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, June 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sphere 3D Corporation (TSX-V:ANY) (OTCQX:SPIHF) (the "Company" or "Sphere 3D"), a virtualization technology solution provider, today announced that it has received confirmation that its application to list the Company's common stock on The NASDAQ Global Market has been approved by The NASDAQ Stock Market, a unit of the NASDAQ OMX Group.

The Company expects its shares to commence trading on or about July 8th, 2014 under the symbol "ANY". Upon commencement of trading on NASDAQ, the Company's common stock will cease to trade on the OTCQX but will continue to trade on the TSXV.

Sphere 3D today also announced that is has filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission a registration statement on Form 40-F to register its common shares under Section 12 of the United States Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

"The listing by the Company on NASDAQ Global Market is the first step in a larger U.S. capital markets strategy," said Peter Tassiopoulos, CEO of Sphere 3D. "Management believes that by undertaking an aggressive U.S. capital markets strategy the Company will increase awareness of the Company in the U.S. and provide greater liquidity for investors and institutions." 

About Sphere 3D Corporation

Sphere 3D Corporation (TSX-V:ANY) (OTCQX:SPIHF) is a virtualization technology solution provider. Sphere 3D's Glassware 2.0™ platform delivers virtualization of some of the most demanding applications in the marketplace today; making it easy to move applications from a physical PC or workstation to a virtual environment either on premise and/or from the cloud.  Sphere 3D's V3 Systems division supplies the industry's first purpose built appliance for virtualization as well as the V3 Desktop Cloud Orchestrator™ management software for VDI. Sphere 3D maintains offices in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. For additional information visit www.sphere3d.com or access the Company's public filings at www.sedar.com.

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Sphere 3D Contact:
Peter Tassiopoulos, CEO
Tel: (416) 749-5999