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ePlus Appoints Mark Kelly as Chief Strategy Officer

HERNDON, VA – April 12, 2017 – ePlus inc. (NASDAQ NGS: PLUSnews) today announced that it has expanded its leadership team with the addition of Mark Kelly as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO).  In this newly-created position, Mr. Kelly is responsible for developing and guiding the company’s go-to market and execution strategies for its integrated offerings in the cloud, security, and digital infrastructure—with a focus on improving the customer experience and driving transformative business outcomes.  He will also align key partner initiatives with company strategy and oversee corporate marketing and messaging to gain mindshare with customers and partners.

Mr. Kelly brings 20+ years of strategic leadership experience and senior management responsibility in the industry, having successfully driven sales growth and innovation in highly-competitive markets.  Mr. Kelly has been responsible for creating, communicating, and implementing corporate strategies including developing and refining solutions, and building out sales and services go-to market plans.  He was also led sales, marketing, and strategic partnerships and alliances.

"I’m excited to join the ePlus team," said Mr. Kelly.  "The pace of change in our industry has never been faster, and clients are looking to ePlus for insight about emerging technology solutions that fuel today’s digital business.  I look forward to building on ePlus’ existing solid relationships with customers, vendors, and partners, and helping to expand our solutions in the cloud, security, and digital infrastructure.”   

"We are delighted to welcome Mark as our Chief Strategy Officer," said Mark Marron, CEO and president of ePlus.  "This is an exciting time as we continue to evolve ePlus to provide the solutions our customers need both now, and in the future, to make technology mean more.  Mark’s proven skills and experience in developing successful strategies in our marketspace for diverse technologies, and as importantly, operationalizing strategic initiatives through engineering and sales enablement outcomes, are a strong complement to our existing team.”

About ePlus inc.

ePlus is an engineering-centric technology solutions provider that helps organizations imagine, implement, and achieve more from their technology.  With the highest certifications from top technology partners and expertise in key technologies from data center to security, cloud, and collaboration, ePlus transforms IT from a cost center to a business enabler.  Founded in 1990, ePlus has more than 1,000 associates serving a diverse set of customers nationally, and in Europe.  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®, Where Technology Means More®, 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.

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; 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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