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ePlus Provides Award-Winning Service to State/Local Government and Educational Institutions

HERNDON, VA - July 18, 2013 - ePlus inc. (NASDAQ NGS: PLUS - news) today announced that its Public Sector team has recently been recognized by multiple vendors for its success in serving the State/Local Government and Education (SLED) vertical.   
ePlus is a leading systems integrator for the public sector in the United States, holding more than 100 contracts. Its achievement in meeting the unique needs of educational and government organizations has been acknowledged with recent awards by its partners, including:
  • Cisco SLED Partner of the Year 2012, U.S. Public Sector
  • Cisco SLED Partner of the Year 2012, U.S./Canada: East
  • VMware Global Public Sector Partner of the Year 2013
ePlus provides a comprehensive solutions-based approach to SLED organizations, helping them build an IT infrastructure that meets their specific needs, goals, regulatory requirements, and budgets. ePlus delivers solutions in its core focus areas, including Bring our Own Device (BYOD), Big Data, Managed Services, Staffing, Professional Services, Cloud Computing, Security, Financing, and Asset and Maintenance Contract Management.
"Public sector organizations turn to ePlus to solve their business issues based on our coverage, contracts, expertise, pricing, engineering resources, financial solutions, and more," said Darren Raiguel, senior vice president of sales for SLED at ePlus.  "We understand the nuances of IT, and how they intersect with internal policies and governmental rules and regulations. We are adept at helping SLED customers navigate through the multitude of manufacturers, solution providers, and newly-emerging technologies to deploy the best solutions to meet their business objectives-on time and within budget."
ePlus currently works with school districts, universities, and government agencies across the United States through its public sector contract vehicles in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.  In addition, ePlus is a major PEPPM contract holder available in all states as well as WSCA Authorized in several states for certain manufacturers. 
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 890 associates serving federal, state, municipal, and commercial customers nationally.  The Company is headquartered in Herndon, VA.  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/ePlusinc.
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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.


Kley Parkhurst, SVP
ePlus inc.

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