Hartco Inc.

Hartco Inc.

August 14, 2009 12:21 ET

Patrick Waid Appointed to Hartco's Board of Directors

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 14, 2009) - Hartco Inc. (TSX:HCI) today announced the appointment of Mr. Patrick Waid, the company's president and chief operating officer, to its board of directors, effective immediately.

"Pat has made significant contributions to Hartco in his role as president and COO and we are very pleased to welcome him as a member of the company's board of directors," said Harry Hart, Hartco's founder, chairman and chief executive officer. "We look forward to Pat's continued leadership and strategic input in helping guide Hartco in the future."

"I am grateful for the opportunities Hartco has provided me over the past six years, and honoured by the confidence demonstrated in me by the board of directors," said Patrick Waid. "I look forward to contributing to Hartco's future success to the best of my abilities."

Since joining Hartco in the position of president and chief operating officer in 2003, Pat Waid has been responsible for all facets of Hartco's operations, including: organizational leadership, strategic planning, business development, and operational performance. Pat's 25 years of business experience include senior leadership and executive roles in the fast-paced information technology industry.

Hartco's Profile

Hartco Inc. (TSX:HCI) has been a leader in the Canadian information technology business for more than thirty years. Through its operating divisions, which together include more than 60 locations operating across Canada under the banners of Metafore™, MicroAge®, Microserv® and Northwest Digital®, Hartco Inc. delivers IT infrastructure solutions to private and public sector organizations of every size.

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