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ePlus Technology Re-Certified as Gold Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program

HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/29/09 -- ePlus inc. (NASDAQ: PLUS) today announced that ePlus Technology inc., a wholly owned subsidiary, has been re-certified as Gold Partner Status in the Microsoft Partner Program in the United States, which recognizes ePlus' expertise and impact in the technology marketplace. As a Gold Certified Partner, ePlus has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and proven ability to meet customer needs. Microsoft Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training, and support that give them a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

ePlus has extensive experience designing and delivering Microsoft solutions for customers across the United States. As a Microsoft National Systems Integrator, ePlus has the highest level of authorization and privileged access to Microsoft subject matter experts. ePlus' Microsoft certified engineers (who hold 60+ certifications including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Microsoft Certified IT Professionals, and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialists) have attained a level of expertise to provide a variety of services, from assessment to design, planning, deployment, and support.

"Achieving the Gold Certification competency demonstrates ePlus' outstanding commitment to developing deep expertise across Microsoft's technologies and is a testament to the success of its business," said Greg Urquhart, general manager, US ISV & National SI Partners. "I commend ePlus for extending its technical capabilities while offering a fantastic quality of service to more Microsoft customers each year."

In addition to the Microsoft Gold Partner recertification, ePlus holds a number of Microsoft Competencies and Specializations, including Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Networking Infrastructure Solutions, Data Management Solutions, Information Worker Solutions, OEM Hardware Solutions, Unified Communications Solutions, and Small Business Specialist Community. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner's capabilities with specific Microsoft technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry.

ePlus has also recently been certified by Microsoft as a services provider to install and deploy Business Desktop, SharePoint, and Exchange package services. In addition, ePlus is certified to provide Microsoft Online Hosting Services for Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, and Office Communications.

"We're proud to be recognized by Microsoft for the fifth consecutive year as a Gold Certified Partner," said Mark Marron, senior vice president of ePlus Technology. "This recertification, along with our many Microsoft Competencies and authorizations, illustrate the breadth of our Microsoft offering. We look forward to continuing to help our customers quickly implement new capabilities, efficiently manage their infrastructure and applications, and enhance collaboration and productivity."

The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in October 2003 and represents Microsoft's ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partner expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help partners' businesses be successful.

More information about ePlus' Microsoft practice can be found at

About ePlus inc.

ePlus is a leading provider of technology solutions. ePlus enables organizations to optimize their IT infrastructure and supply chain processes by delivering world-class IT products from top manufacturers, professional services, flexible lease financing, proprietary software, and patented business methods. Founded in 1990, ePlus has more than 625 associates in 20+ locations serving federal, municipal, and commercial customers. The Company is headquartered in Herndon, VA. For more information, visit, call 888-482-1122, or email [email protected].

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 due to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, 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; the existence of demand for, and acceptance of, our 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 personnel; our ability to protect our intellectual property; our ability to consummate and integrate acquisitions; our ability to raise capital and obtain non-recourse financing for our transactions; our ability to reserve adequately for credit losses; and other risks or uncertainties detailed in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All information set forth in this release is as of the date of this release. ePlus undertakes no duty to update this information.

Kleyton Parkhurst
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