Certicom Recognized for its Work with XM Satellite Radio as an Outstanding Example of Applying Space Technology

NAB2002, LAS VEGAS, NV, April 8, 2002 - Certicom, (Nasdaq: CERT; TSE: CIC), a leading provider of mobile e-business security, will be inducted into the Space Foundation's 2002 Space Technology Hall of Fame on April 11, 2002. In a letter from Elliot Pulham, President and CEO of the Space Foundation, Certicom was stated as being "an outstanding example of applying space technology" for its role in the development and commercialization of XM Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: XMSR). 

Certicom technology and services is an integral part of XM Satellite Radio's service, which offers up to 100 channels of digital-quality sound and provides coast-to-coast coverage of music, news, sports, talk, comedy, and children's programming. Certicom's industry-leading encryption ensures that radio transmissions traveling from XM's two high-powered satellites to subscribers' radios are authenticated and remain secure. Additionally, Certicom is providing security components for XM-Ready radios and for XM Radio's broadcasting center in Washington, DC. XM Radio's state-of-the-art, all-digital broadcast center generates broadcast signals that are uplinked to two of the most powerful commercial satellites ever produced, Boeing B-702s, where signals are transmitted to subscribers. 

"The Space Foundation provides vigorous support for the advancement of current and future space endeavors, so we are honored to receive a recognition from such a respected organization," said Ian McKinnon, CEO and President for Certicom. 

Certicom will be honored at the Space Technology Hall of Fame Dinner on April 11, 2002 at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

For more information, contact Emily Kujo at Lois Paul & Partners at (415) 262-1915 or visit Certicom at the NAB2002 show in booth #L3349. 

About Certicom
Certicom is a leading provider of information security software and services, specializing in solutions for mobile e-business. The company's products and services are specifically designed to address the challenges imposed by a wireless data environment. Certicom's solutions incorporate its efficient encryption technology and are based on industry standards for information security that utilize public key cryptography. Certicom's products are currently licensed to more than 300 customers including Cisco Systems, Inc., Handspring Inc., Motorola, Inc., Nortel Networks, Openwave Systems, Inc., Palm, Inc., QUALCOMM, Inc., Research In Motion Ltd., Sony International (Europe) GmbH, and Verizon Communications Inc. For more information, visit Certicom's Web site at http://www.certicom.com

Certicom is a trademark of Certicom Corp. All other companies and products listed herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. 

Except for historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially. Factors that might cause a difference include, but are not limited to, those relating to the acceptance of mobile and wireless devices and the continued growth of e-commerce and m-commerce, the increase of the demand for mutual authentication in m-commerce transactions, the acceptance of Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) technology as an industry standard, the market acceptance of our principal products and sales of our customer's products, the impact of competitive products and technologies, the possibility of our products infringing patents and other intellectual property of fourth parties, and costs of product development. Certicom will not update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. More detailed information about potential factors that could affect Certicom's financial results is included in the documents Certicom files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission and Canadian securities regulatory authorities. 

For further information, please contact: 

Lorraine Kauffman Emily Kujo
Corporate Communications Lois Paul & Partners (for Certicom)
Certicom Corp. (415) 262-1915
(510) 780-5417 emily_kujo@lpp.com