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Westcon Group Announces Acquisition of PT Netpoleon

Transaction Builds on Distributor’s Strong Global Footprint with Addition of a Significant Presence in Indonesia

Singapore and Tarrytown, NY -- February 16, 2012- Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers, today announced the acquisition of the business of PT Netpoleon -- a premier distributor of security, networking and convergence solutions in Indonesia. Financial terms of today’s transaction were not disclosed.

The acquisition strengthens Westcon’s extensive security, networking and unified communications portfolio. It also marks the company’s first significant presence in Indonesia, building on Westcon’s global footprint in the ASEAN market.

Founded in 2000, PT Netpoleon has grown to become the premier distributor of security, networking and convergence solutions in Indonesia. The company additionally provides channel partners with a broad array of services—ranging from managed services and maintenance to implementation and training services. PT Netpoleon’s business will merge into Westcon Group, trading as PT WESTCON GROUP. This business will act as the foundation for the company’s Indonesian operations, based in Jakarta. Edward Lim will continue to lead the Indonesian business and manage its daily operations.

“At Westcon, one of our core strengths is a strong and growing global footprint. With a presence in every inhabited continent, Westcon leads the market by offering strong local representation backed by the power of a global infrastructure,” said Wendy O’Keeffe, Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific, Westcon Group. “It is our stated intention to expand on a solid growth trajectory in this region. This transaction not only brings us a broader footprint into this significant emerging market, but also better serves a rapidly growing local and global partner base in the Asia Pacific region.”

“Known as a ‘Tiger Cub Economy**, the Republic of Indonesia is the fourth most populated country in the world. As one of Southeast Asia’s fastest growing economies, the region is quickly becoming one of the world's most important political and economic success stories,” said Edward Lim, Founder, PT Netpoleon. “Westcon Group’s reputation is outstanding and we are confident this transaction and investment will result in significant business growth across Indonesia.”

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About PT Netpoleon PT Netpoleon was founded in 2000 by Edward Lim (a Singaporean) and Irawan Adiwono (an Indonesian) in Jakarta, the largest city in Indonesia. PT Netpoleon previously had a franchise agreement with Comstor Pte Ltd providing it with the majority of vendors including Avaya, Cisco IronPort, Juniper Networks, Firetide and Radware. As a value added distributor, PT Netpoleon provides a broad service portfolio which comprises managed services, maintenance and implement services as well as technical support and training.

About Westcon Group
Westcon Group, Inc. is a value added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. Westcon’s teams create unique programs and provide exceptional support to accelerate the business of its global partners. Strong relationships at every level of the Westcon Group organization enable partners to receive support tailored to their needs. From global logistics and flexible customized financing solutions to pre-sales, technical and engineering assistance, the company works with partners to respond with agility and speed to changing market conditions so they can achieve the fastest time to revenue. Westcon Group’s portfolio of market-leading vendors includes: Brocade, Cisco, Polycom, Juniper Networks, F5, Avaya, Check Point, and Blue Coat. For more information, please visit: www.westcongroup.com.

Media Contact:
Wendy Tey
Westcon Group
(65) 6876 9220
wendy.tey@westcongroup.com.sg

Craig Librett
Westcon Group
(914) 357-1747
craig.librett@westcon.com