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ePlus Recognized with Geographical Region and Area Awards at Cisco Partner Summit 2015


Receives Six Awards, Including Americas US Partner of the Year
 
HERNDON, VA - May 4, 2015 - ePlus inc. (NASDAQ NGS: PLUS - news) today announced that its subsidiary, ePlus Technology, inc., is the recipient of a Cisco Partner Summit Geographical Regional award for US Partner of the Year, as well as five additional area awards.  Cisco revealed the winners during its annual partner conference taking place this week in Montreal, Canada.  ePlus' awards included:       
  • Americas - Partner of the Year: US
  • US Nationals - Enterprise Partner of the Year
  • US Public Sector - SLED Education Partner of the Year
  • US Public Sector - SLED Service Partner of the Year
  • US East - Architectural Excellence - Data Center
  • US East - SLED Partner of the Year
Awarded to exemplary channel partners, the Cisco Partner Summit Geographical Region awards are designed to recognize best-in-class business practices and serve as a model to the industry within their respective regions.  Areas of consideration include innovative practices, architecture-led approach successes, strategic business outcome-focused programs, seizing new opportunities, and sales approaches.
 
"Cisco is proud to work together with leading channel partners globally to innovate everywhere and create fresh ideas and possibilities for our customers in the Internet of Everything," said Wendy Bahr, senior vice president, Americas Partner Organization at Cisco.  "It is an honor to recognize ePlus with a Cisco Partner Summit Geographical Regional award as Cisco's US Partner of the Year, further underscoring its outstanding accomplishments in the Americas."
 
"We are tremendously honored with the numerous awards we received this year at Partner Summit, especially being named as Cisco's US Partner of the Year for the Americas," said Phillip G. Norton, chairman, CEO, and president of ePlus.  "These recognitions demonstrate ePlus' commitment to enabling customers to make technology mean more by deploying transformative solutions-especially in the enterprise, commercial, service provider, and SLED space.  We look forward to continuing to work closely with Cisco to deliver innovative solutions and tangible business outcomes to our joint customers."
 
Cisco Partner Summit Geographical Regional awards reflect the top-performing partners within specific technology markets across the geographical region.  All award recipients are selected by a group of Cisco Worldwide Partner Organization and regional executives.
 
ePlus is a Cisco Gold Certified Partner with Cisco Master Specializations in Security, Collaboration, Cloud Builder, and Managed Services.  ePlus has Cisco Powered designations in Managed Business Communications and Managed Security Services.  In addition, ePlus holds Cisco Advanced Specializations in Data Center Architecture, Borderless Network Architecture, Routing and Switching, Security, Content Security, and Unified Computing.  ePlus also holds Cisco Authorized Technology Provider designations in Data Virtualization, Application Centric Infrastructure, TelePresence Video Master, Physical Security (Video Surveillance and Access Control), Identity Services Engine, Enterprise Mobility Services Platform, ServiceGrid, Unified Contact Center Enterprise, Energy Management Suite Integrator, and Telehealth Reseller as well as Cisco Authorized Partner status in Service Provider Video. ePlus has consistently been recognized by Cisco for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction.  For more information about Cisco solutions from ePlus, visit www.eplus.com/cisco.
 
About ePlus inc.
 
ePlus is an engineering-centric solutions provider that helps organizations imagine, implement, and achieve more from their technology.  The company holds the highest certifications from top technology partners and has expertise in key transformative technologies, from data center to security, cloud, and collaboration.  Founded in 1990, ePlus has more than 975 associates serving commercial, state, municipal, and education customers nationally.  The Company is headquartered at 13595 Dulles Technology Drive, Herndon, VA, 20171.  For more information, visit www.eplus.com, call 888-482-1122, or email info@eplus.com.  Connect with ePlus on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ePlusinc and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ePlus.  ePlus. Where Technology Means More.   
 
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, products, and services mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
 
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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 financial market disruption 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; our ability to consummate and integrate acquisitions; the possibility of goodwill impairment charges in the future; 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; our ability to implement comprehensive plans for the integration of sales forces, cost containment, asset rationalization, systems integration and other key strategies; our ability to reserve adequately for credit losses; our ability to secure our electronic and other confidential information; future growth rates in our core businesses; our ability to protect our intellectual property; the impact of competition in our markets; the possibility of defects in our products or catalog content data; our ability to adapt to changes in the IT industry and/or rapid change in product standards; our ability to realize our investment in leased equipment; 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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