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IMAX Names Ann Sommerlath VP, Corporate Communications

IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) today announced that Ann Sommerlath has joined the Company as Vice President, Corporate Communications.

Press Release from IMAX Corp.

NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) today announced that Ann Sommerlath has joined the Company as Vice President, Corporate Communications. Reporting directly to the Company's Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Sommerlath will lead IMAX's media initiatives and drive overall communications strategy.

Ms. Sommerlath has nearly 20 years of experience, which includes leadership positions in corporate and financial communications, as well as financial journalism.

Prior to joining IMAX, Ms. Sommerlath was a Senior Vice President at Edelman Public Relations, where she served as senior media strategist and developed strategic communications programs for a range of clients. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President in the corporate and business-to-business communications group at Fleishman-Hillard in New York and was a Managing Director at RF|Binder Partners Inc., focused primarily on investor relations. Additionally, she was the director of PR/communications at LSG Sky Chefs, the Frankfurt-based catering subsidiary of German airline, Lufthansa AG.

Ms. Sommerlath was also a financial journalist for 10 years at Dow Jones Newswires, BridgeNews and the Associated Press. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas, where she earned a bachelor's degree from the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

"Ann's extensive experience as a financial journalist and as a senior executive on the agency side makes her an ideal candidate to guide the company through its expanding range of communications initiatives worldwide," said IMAX CEO, Richard L. Gelfond.

About IMAX CorporationIMAX Corporation is one of the world's leading entertainment technology companies, specializing in immersive motion picture technologies. The worldwide IMAX network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe, with IMAX theatres delivering the world's best cinematic presentations using proprietary IMAX, IMAX 3D, and IMAX DMR technology. IMAX DMR is the Company's groundbreaking digital re-mastering technology that allows it to digitally transform virtually any conventional motion picture into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience. The IMAX brand is recognized throughout the world for extraordinary and immersive entertainment experiences for consumers. As of September 30, 2010, there were 470 IMAX theatres (348 commercial, 122 institutional) operating in 45 countries.

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