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Sphere 3D Receives Letter of Reprimand from NASDAQ

Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - February 23, 2021) - Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY) (the "Company") announced today that the Company was notified by The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC ("Nasdaq") that the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Staff issued a public letter of reprimand to the Company based upon the Company's failure to comply with the Listing Rule 5620(c) (the "Quorum Rule") during the period of time that it was no longer a foreign private issuer and could not rely on home country practice in the alternative to the Quorum Rule. The Company's bylaws required a quorum of at least 25%, instead of the 33 1/3% threshold required for a domestic issuer by the Quorum Rule. This oversight and rule violation was caused by the fact that the Company no longer qualified as a foreign private issuer during 2018, 2019 and 2020. The Company did not attain the required 33 1/3% quorum threshold at its annual meetings held in both December of 2018 and 2019. On January 1, 2021, the Company once again qualified as a foreign private issuer, and therefore the Company once again intends to rely on home country practice in lieu of the Quorum Rule.

About Sphere 3D

Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY) has a portfolio of brands, including HVE ConneXions, UCX ConneXions, and SnapServer® dedicated to helping customers achieve their IT goals. For more information on Sphere 3D please visit .

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