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ePlus Enhances Its National Healthcare Practice


Experienced Healthcare CIO Joins Team
HERNDON, VA - February 21, 2012 - ePlus inc. (NASDAQ NGS: PLUS - news) today announced the continued expansion of its national healthcare practice with the appointment of Joseph T. Wood as National Technology Director, Healthcare. ePlus' national healthcare practice is a specialized group of experts who use their deep understanding of medical IT to drive business value for hospitals, HMOs, and large medical practices. By combining extensive integration, advanced IT solutions, and engineering and logistics capabilities with specific industry knowledge, ePlus' specialized healthcare consultants provide tailored solutions in the latest medical IT technologies, including cloud computing, virtual desktop infrastructure, networking, storage, security, video conferencing and telemedicine, disaster recovery, and more.
 
Based in the Mid-Atlantic region, Mr. Wood recently held the position of Vice President and Chief Information Officer at one of the top pediatric hospitals in the United States. He brings 25+ years of experience serving as CIO and in Information Systems Management roles at several healthcare institutions. Mr. Wood has demonstrated success helping healthcare organizations to align information technology (IT) to key business objectives, such as improved patient care, increased mobility, EMR implementations, data security, and regulatory compliance. In his role at ePlus, Mr. Wood will provide customers with a consultative approach in handling these key issues facing healthcare organizations today.
 
"We are delighted to have Joe join our talented team at ePlus," said Bruce Bowen, executive vice president at ePlus. "He brings a unique-and critical-perspective through a comprehensive, first-hand knowledge of the daily challenges and sweeping technology change faced by healthcare organizations. Joe has direct experience handling meaningful use criteria, electronic medical record (EMR) implementations, and HIPAA regulations. His addition to our national healthcare team illustrates our commitment to being a trusted advisor to customers-helping them to identify and implement innovative technology solutions that have a profound impact on their day-to-day operations and ultimately transform their ability to provide exemplary patient care."
 
"I'm excited with the opportunity to serve ePlus' healthcare customers. As a former CIO for healthcare organizations, I fully understand the latest trends, the needs of healthcare users, and the impact of IT on the quality of patient care-and their bottom line. I look forward to helping our customers leverage the latest technology as well as supporting the ePlus healthcare sales teams to focus on this key vertical for the company," said Mr. Wood.
 
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, our ability to consummate and integrate acquisitions; 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; 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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