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Sphere 3D Announces Grant of Options

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, April 18, 2013 – Sphere 3D Corporation (TSX-V: ANY) (“Sphere 3D” or the “Company”) announced that the Company has granted an aggregate of 75,000 stock options pursuant to the Company’s stock option plan to three outside directors in equal amounts. These options expire in 10 years, are immediately vested and have an exercise price of $0.85 per share, representing a substantial premium to the current market price.

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 or access the Company’s public filings at

For further information please contact:Sphere 3D Corporation
Peter TassiopoulosChief Executive Officer

Tel: (416) 749-5999

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