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InvestorNewsBreaks – D-Wave Quantum Inc. (NYSE: QBTS) Appoints Former Secretary of Homeland Security to Board of Directors
January 19, 2024

InvestorNewsBreaks – D-Wave Quantum Inc. (NYSE: QBTS) Appoints Former Secretary of Homeland Security to Board of Directors

D-Wave Quantum (NYSE: QBTS) (“D-Wave”), a leader in quantum computing systems, software, and services and the world’s first commercial supplier of quantum computers, has named former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen to its board of directors. A global expert and proven leader on security issues critical to the highest priorities of the United States, Secretary Nielsen has a vast background in enterprise risk, resiliency, cybersecurity and emerging threats.

Secretary Nielsen has held a variety of domestic and international government roles, including serving as a key member of the White House Homeland Security Council, helping create and run the Transportation Security Administration, and leading the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Risk and Resilience. She is well-versed in emerging technology policy, including artificial intelligence (“AI”) and quantum, and has served in advisory roles to technology companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 corporations.

According to the announcement, Secretary Nielsen believes that quantum computing has the potential to transform the way governments and businesses tackle operational complexities. She also notes that D-Wave is leading this evolution and is well positioned to capitalize on its unique strengths.

“It’s a transformative time in quantum computing, as governments and businesses increasingly recognize the near-term value today’s quantum solutions can deliver,” said D-Wave CEO Dr. Alan Baratz in the press release. “It’s also a transformative time for D-Wave, and we’re incredibly excited to have Secretary Nielsen join the board to help the company accelerate quantum adoption and explore quantum’s impact on AI and machine learning. As an attorney, public servant, and U.S. and international policy expert, she will bring valuable perspectives to the D-Wave board.”

To view the full press release, visit https://ibn.fm/9poLf

About D-Wave Quantum Inc.

D-Wave is a leader in the development and delivery of quantum computing systems, software and services, and is the world’s first commercial supplier of quantum computers — and the only company building both annealing quantum computers and gate-model quantum computers. The company’s mission is to unlock the power of quantum computing today to benefit business and society. D-Wave does this by delivering customer value with practical quantum applications for problems as diverse as logistics, artificial intelligence, materials sciences, drug discovery, scheduling, cybersecurity, fault detection and financial modeling. D-Wave’s technology has been used by some of the world’s most advanced organizations, including Mastercard, Deloitte, Davidson Technologies, ArcelorMittal, Siemens Healthineers, Unisys, NEC Corporation, Pattison Food Group Ltd., DENSO, Lockheed Martin, Forschungszentrum Jülich, University of Southern California and Los Alamos National Laboratory. For more information about the company, please visit www.dwavequantum.com.

NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to QBTS are available in the company’s newsroom at https://ibn.fm/QBTS

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from the information expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements and may not be indicative of future results. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the potential of quantum computing, anticipated future developments by D-Wave, including its exploration of quantum’s impact on AI and machine learning, and the position of D-Wave in the quantum computing industry. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, among others, various factors beyond management’s control, including general economic conditions and other risks; our ability to expand our customer base and the customer adoption of our solutions; risks within D-Wave’s industry, including anticipated trends, growth rates, and challenges for companies engaged in the business of quantum computing and the markets in which they operate; the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against us; risks related to the performance of our business and the timing of expected business or financial milestones; unanticipated technological or project development challenges, including with respect to the cost and/or timing thereof; the performance of our products; the effects of competition on our business; the risk that we will need to raise additional capital to execute our business plan, which may not be available on acceptable terms or at all; the risk that we may never achieve or sustain profitability; the risk that we are unable to secure or protect our intellectual property; volatility in the price of our securities; the risk that our securities will not maintain the listing on the NYSE; and the numerous other factors set forth in D-Wave’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2022 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements in this press release in making an investment decision, which are based on information available to us on the date hereof. We undertake no duty to update this information unless required by law.

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