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ePlus Chosen for Cisco’s VCU/VASCUPP Contract


HERNDON, VA - February 16, 2012 - ePlus inc. (NASDAQ NGS: PLUS - news) today announced that its subsidiary, ePlus Technology, inc., has been selected as an authorized reseller on Cisco's Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) / Virginia Association of State College and University Purchasing Professionals (VASCUPP) Contract #UCP-3491557JC.
 
Through the VCU/VASCUPP contract, ePlus can offer pre-negotiated discounts on Cisco hardware, maintenance, and professional design and installation services to the Commonwealth of Virginia's public institutions of higher education as well as other qualifying public entities, public or private health, or educational institutions in Virginia. The contract covers all Cisco Collaboration, Borderless Networks, Data Center and Virtualization solutions, including Network Infrastructure, Security, Video and TelePresence, Unified Communications, WebEx, Unified Computing Systems, Data Center Switching, and Mobility. ePlus services include installation, configuration, troubleshooting, and application support.
 
"We're pleased with the opportunity to serve the technology needs of public sector, educational, and health institutions throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia," said Mark Marron, president of ePlus Technology. "ePlus is well positioned to bring value through this contract by leveraging our long-standing partnership with Cisco and top certifications in addition to our strong public sector capabilities in Virginia-as well as on a national basis. We look forward to bringing innovative Cisco technology to organizations throughout Virginia, enabling them to benefit from secure, mobile, and collaborative solutions."
 
ePlus is a leading systems integrator for the public sector and holds multiple educational and government contracts throughout the United States, including California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. ePlus serves the technology needs of schools and government agencies through a combination of seasoned expertise and focused customer service related to hardware, software, peripherals, telecommunications, networking, maintenance, integration, leasing, asset disposition, support services, and more.
 
ePlus is a Cisco Gold Certified Partner and has achieved Cisco Master Specializations in Security and Unified Communications as well as the Cisco Managed Services Master Certification. In addition, ePlus holds Cisco Specializations in Advanced Routing and Switching, Advanced Data Center Storage Networking, Advanced Data Center Networking Infrastructure, Advanced Wireless LAN, and Cisco Authorized Unified Meetingplace Partner as well as Cisco ATP designations in Cisco TelePresence Video Master, Video Surveillance, and Data Center Unified Computing. For more information about Cisco solutions from ePlus, visit http://www.eplus.com/cisco 
 
About ePlus inc.
 
ePlus is a leading integrator of technology solutions. ePlus enables organizations to optimize their IT infrastructure and supply chain processes by delivering world-class IT products from top manufacturers, managed and professional services, flexible lease financing, proprietary software, and patented business methods and systems. Founded in 1990, ePlus has more than 750 associates serving federal, state, municipal, and commercial customers nationally. The Company is headquartered in Herndon, VA. For more information, visit http://www.eplus.com/, call 888-482-1122, or email info@eplus.com.
 
ePlus and ePlus products referenced herein are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ePlus inc. in the United States and/or other countries. The names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
 
Statements in this press release that are not historical facts may be deemed to be "forward-looking statements." Actual and anticipated future results may vary materially due to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, possible adverse effects resulting from the recent financial crisis in the credit markets and general slowdown of the U.S. economy such as our current and potential customers delaying or reducing technology purchases, increasing credit risk associated with our customers and vendors, reduction of vendor incentive programs, and restrictions on our access to capital necessary to fund our operations; significant adverse changes in, reductions in, or losses of relationships with major customers or vendors; the demand for and acceptance of, our products and services; our ability to adapt our services to meet changes in market developments; the impact of competition in our markets; the possibility of defects in our products or catalog content data; our ability to hire and retain sufficient qualified personnel; our ability to consummate and integrate acquisitions; and other risks or uncertainties detailed in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All information set forth in this press release is current as of the date of this release and ePlus undertakes no duty or obligation to update this information.

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