SOURCE: Westcon Group, Inc.

August 11, 2008 10:57 ET

Westcon Group North America Creates Emerging Partner Credit Program to Help VARs Continue Growth in Difficult Economic Climate

Personalized Program Enables Qualified Westcon Group Resellers to Access Credit Lines of $10,000 or More

TARRYTOWN, NY--(Marketwire - August 11, 2008) - Westcon Group, Inc., the leading specialty distributor in networking, convergence, security and mobility, announced the launch of its Emerging Partner Credit Program in North America. The program, which is one of many tools offered by Westcon's financial services team, enables qualified Westcon resellers access to credit lines of $10,000 or more.

The Emerging Partner Credit Program was designed to encourage emerging partners -- typically resellers with less than $2 Million annual revenue -- to work more closely with Westcon Group and leverage the strength of its financial tools as well as its ecosystem of third-party financial partners.

Ed Grzelakowski, Director of Financial Services, Westcon Group North America, commented: "The Emerging Partner Credit Program helps our customers take advantage of growth opportunities in a difficult economic climate, while building an ongoing credit history with Westcon Group. This kind of support is highly valued by our resellers who are just starting out as well as by our long-term customers."

"Westcon understands that smaller customers often require targeted financial resources to help them succeed in the sales process," commented Terry Towne, Vice President, National Accounts of GE Capital Solutions. "Westcon's Emerging Credit Partner Program and GE's dedicated SMB solutions can create the credit capacity and flexible terms that can lend the reseller a degree of predictability in an uncertain economy."

Nick Bevilacqua, president of Wisconsin-based Interconnect Communications, added: "Westcon has helped us achieve our goals -- both in transactions and in overall growth -- by taking the time to understand our business. When we started our company on a shoestring two years ago, Westcon was the only distributor who extended credit to us. Now we have fifteen employees and are a multi-million dollar operation."

For further information, contact Ed Grzelakowski, Westcon Group North America's director of financial services at (703) 345-5128 or via email at egrzelakowski@westcongroup.com.

About Westcon Group

Westcon Group, Inc. is the 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 business practices, 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.

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