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ePlus Technology Achieves HP PartnerONE Microsoft Exchange Solution Elite Status

September 30, 2008

ePlus inc. (NASDAQ: PLUS) today announced that ePlus Technology inc., a wholly owned subsidiary, has achieved HP PartnerONE Microsoft Exchange Solution Elite status in the Liberty Region (Metro New York and New Jersey). The HP PartnerONE Elite program designation identifies HP solution partners with established Microsoft Exchange Server practices, supporting technical resources and demonstrated design and implementation expertise.

“We’re pleased to be recognized by HP for our expertise with Microsoft Exchange Server-based solutions,” said Eric Lamp, HP national practice manager of ePlus. “This new elite designation will further accelerate our success by working side by side with HP and Microsoft to deliver Exchange Server-based solutions to mid-market and enterprise accounts in the New York Metro area. Furthermore, it should enable our customers to leverage HP and Microsoft technologies to improve productivity company-wide.”

“Delivering the best possible customer experience is critically important to HP,” said Frank Rauch, vice president of Technology Solutions Group Sales in the Solution Partners Organization – Americas, HP. “And we know that HP solution providers like ePlus, who have achieved PartnerONE elite solutions status, can deliver on that promise with increased application-specific knowledge and support.”

The HP PartnerONE Microsoft Exchange Solution Elite status provides incentives to business development partners who have specific skills and have made investments in Exchange Server-based solutions. ePlus achieved the status by meeting specific competency criteria, committing to revenue goals, and having focused technical resources in the New York/New Jersey geographic region.

“Attaining HP/Microsoft Exchange Solutions Elite status demonstrates ePlus’ commitment to helping customers optimize their IT investments and increase efficiencies through leading Microsoft and HP solutions,” said JP Stevens, national partner account manager at Microsoft.

ePlus adds the Microsoft Exchange Solutions Elite to its other HP PartnerONE Elite designations, including BladeSystems Solutions, HP Services, VMware Solutions, and Office Printing.

ePlus is an authorized HP PartnerONE Platinum Business Partner, HP Elite Partner, Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, and Microsoft National Systems Integrator. Through its engineering-centric culture, ePlus delivers enterprise solutions to corporations, state and local government, education, and healthcare organizations. Its team of engineers holds more than 70 HP certifications (including certified HP BladeSystems engineers in all regional offices and HP Master SAN architects) as well as 60+ Microsoft certifications (including MCSE, MS Certified IT Professionals, and MS Certified Technology Specialists). In addition, ePlus holds Microsoft competencies in Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Networking Infrastructure Solutions, Business Process and Integration Solutions, Data Management Solutions, Information Worker Solutions, OEM Hardware Solutions, and Custom Development Solutions.

For more information visit http://www.eplus.com/hp or http://www.eplus.com/microsoft.

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 650 associates in 30+ locations serving more than 2,500 customers. The Company is headquartered in Herndon, VA. For more information, visit http://www.eplus.com, call 888-482-1122, or email info@eplus.com.

ePlus(R) 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, 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; a decrease in the capital spending budgets of our customers; our ability to consummate and integrate acquisitions; the creditworthiness of our customers; our ability to raise capital and obtain non-recourse financing for our transactions; our ability to reserve adequately for credit losses; fluctuations in our operating results; 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 September 30, 2008. ePlus undertakes no duty to update this information.

 Contact: Kleyton Parkhurst SVP ePlus inc. Email Contact 703-984-8150  

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