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Press Release: Westcon Group Announces Opening of Warehouse in Reno, NV

Tarrytown, NY, March 6, 2007 – Westcon Group, Inc., the world’s leading specialty distributor in networking, security, mobility and convergence, announced the opening of its new Reno, NV-based warehouse. Through an exclusive carrier arrangement, the 38,000 square foot warehouse provides guaranteed next-day ground service for palletized equipment and packages weighing less than 150 lbs. to most of California.

The new warehouse will also result in reduced freight expenses for Westcon Group’s Western customers who up until now been served by the distributor’s warehouses in Virginia and Canada. Westcon Group will also benefit from increased logistical and operational efficiencies such as reduced inbound freight expenses.

“We have an enormous customer base on the West Coast; we will now be able to serve Western states with a greater level of efficiency,” said Bernie Kelley, vice president, operations, Westcon Group North America. “We plan on gradually ramping up our distribution activities out of our Nevada warehouse and ultimately, we anticipate that a substantial portion of our U.S.-based orders will ship out of that location.”

Tom Gruba, senior director, MOTOwi4™ marketing for Motorola Networks & Enterprise added: “One of the greatest common challenges we all face is time to market. Whether you are a vendor, a distributor or a reseller, this can drastically impact your ability to succeed--either positively or negatively. Westcon’s new warehouse is a reflection of their growth over the last decade and their ability to anticipate serving a geographically diverse set of customers in the future.”

Jason Petrillo, Marketing Director of Cascade Networks Inc., a Longview, Washington-based reseller, commented: “Westcon’s addition of their Western warehouse demonstrates their commitment to bring efficiencies into our own organization, since we no longer have to rely on East coast shipments.  The ability to deliver products promptly and accurately is obviously a pre-requisite for a distributor, but when you add Westcon’s logistics and integration expertise into the picture, it can bring a competitive advantage.”

About Westcon Group
Westcon Group, Inc. is the world’s leading specialty distributor in networking, security, mobility and convergence for leading technology vendors, including Cisco, Nortel and Avaya, Inc. Through its Westcon, Comstor and Voda One divisions, Westcon Group sells products and services to resellers, systems integrators and service providers. Westcon Group has particular expertise in the convergence of voice, data and video applications and technologies, including voice-over Internet protocol, or VoIP, security for networking and communications systems, remote access, Internet and e-business, virtual private networks, videoconferencing and wireless connectivity. For more information, visit www.westcongroup.com.

Contact: 
 Jeff Touzeau     
 Westcon Group, Inc     
 (914) 829-7388    
 jtouzeau@westcongroup.com

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Jeff Touzeau

Director, Corp Comm

914 829 7388

jtouzeau@westcon.com