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ePlus Receives Global Award for Lifecycle Management Partner of the Year at Cisco Partner Summit 2017

HERNDON, VA – November 1, 2017 – ePlus inc. (NASDAQ NGS: PLUSnews) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, ePlus Technology, is the recipient of a Cisco® Partner Summit Global award for Lifecycle Management Partner of the Year.  Cisco unveiled the winners at a Global Awards reception during its annual partner conference taking place this week in Dallas, Texas.

Awarded to channel partners who rise to business challenges, the Cisco Partner Summit Global awards are designed to recognize superior business practices and reward best-in-class methodologies. Areas of consideration include innovative processes, architecture-led successes, strategic business outcome-focused programs, seizing new opportunities, and sales approaches.

“I am pleased to recognize these exemplary partners who continue to push the envelope to drive value for our customers. They continue to demonstrate outstanding leadership and bold innovation to respond to the hyper-changing world,” said Wendy Bahr, senior vice president, Global Partner Organization, Cisco. “I am thrilled to present the Lifecycle Management Partner of the Year award to ePlus in recognition of its outstanding achievement in helping customers transform, grow, and succeed.”

“We are honored to be awarded Cisco’s Global Lifecycle Management Partner of the Year,” said Mark Marron, CEO and president of ePlus. “Providing exceptional service is part of ePlus’ DNA—supporting customers through every phase of the IT lifecycle, from consulting to designing, architecting, implementing, and managing solutions. We are delighted to be acknowledged for our success at helping organizations achieve the business outcomes they envisioned and thrive in a digital economy.”

ePlus’ services practice is built on the tenets of commitment and trust, following customers through the operational life of their technology to maximize asset utilization, accelerate outcomes, and streamline the customer experience. ePlus offers flexible service models in key focus areas of cloud, security, and digital infrastructure that help empower organizations to gain process efficiencies, scale to match shifting workloads, and stay ahead of the innovation curve.

“We are extremely grateful and value the recognition of being named as Cisco’s Global Lifecycle Management Partner of the year,” stated Ken Farber, president of ePlus Software, a subsidiary of ePlus Technology. “Supporting customers across the continuum of the software lifecycle, from selecting and purchasing the most appropriate licensing model to optimizing investments through usage and deployment, is a strong competitive differentiator for ePlus. We continue to align with Cisco, offering a true lifecycle approach to software management that enables our joint customers to better predict budgets, respond quicker to business changes, and attain increased licensing flexibility and scalability.”

Cisco Partner Summit Global awards reflect the top-performing partners within specific technology markets across all geographical regions. All award recipients are selected by a group of Cisco Global Partner organization and regional executives.

ePlus also received the following Americas region awards at Cisco Partner Summit:

  • US Public Sector – SLED Lifecycle Partner of the Year
  • US Nationals – Services Partner of the Year
  • US West – Software Lifecycle Partner of the Year
  • US East – Architectural Excellence - Collaboration

ePlus is a Cisco Gold Certified Partner with Cisco Master Specializations in Security, Collaboration, Cloud Builder, and Cloud and Managed Services. ePlus is a Cisco Learning Partner and a member of the Cisco Lifecycle Advisor Program as well as the AppDynamics Titan Partnership Program. In addition, ePlus holds Cisco Advanced Specializations in Data Center Architecture, Collaboration Architecture, Enterprise Networks Architecture, IoT – Connected Safety and Security, Security Architecture, and Unified Computing Technology. ePlus also holds Cisco Authorized Technology Provider designations in Application Centric Infrastructure, TelePresence Video Master, Energy Management Suite Integrator, Telehealth Reseller, and Unified Contact Center Enterprise. For more information about Cisco solutions from ePlus, visit www.eplus.com/cisco.

About ePlus inc.

ePlus is a leading consultative technology solutions provider that helps customers imagine, implement, and achieve more from their technology. With the highest certifications from top technology partners and expertise in key technologies from cloud to security and digital infrastructure, ePlus transforms IT from a cost center to a business enabler. Founded in 1990, ePlus has more than 1,200 associates serving a diverse set of customers in the U.S., Europe, and Asia-Pac. 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®.

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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; 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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