Westcon Group Names Dean Douglas President and CEO; Tom Dolan Appointed to Chairman of the Board

Tarrytown, NY, March 12, 2009 - Westcon Group, Inc., the leading specialty distributor in networking, convergence, security and mobility, announced that Dean Douglas will become President and CEO of Westcon Group effective April 1, 2009. His predecessor Tom Dolan, who co-founded the Company in 1985, will become Chairman of the Board of Directors. These changes are in keeping with a succession plan implemented by Westcon Group last year.

Mr. Douglas joined Westcon Group as its Chief Operating Officer in June, 2008 and has held senior executive roles at Motorola and IBM. Prior to joining Westcon Group, he was CEO of LCC International, Inc., the largest independent wireless engineering company in the world. Since co-founding Westcon Group in 1985, Mr. Dolan has provided executive leadership across all business areas and has played a fundamental role in the Company’s overall growth to become a $3 billion global distributor.

“Westcon Group has an outstanding track record of growth and leadership in the IT and Communications distribution marketplace, especially in the areas of IP, convergence and security,” commented Mr. Douglas. “As Westcon moves forward into 2009 and beyond, the Company plans on integrating a more robust services model while expanding our global footprint. This will be built on the core capabilities already being delivered to our customers and vendor partners. These positive changes will be evident in all the geographic regions where we do business.”

Mr. Dolan commented: “Our company continues to focus on our singular mission – to make our customers more successful and to be a great partner for our vendors. Our expansion and growth simply reflect the strength of those relationships. Meanwhile, Dean Douglas has already demonstrated his executive leadership abilities and knowledge of the industry, both at Westcon and in previous roles at highly respected companies. I am confident he will lead Westcon during the coming years with character and integrity.”

As Chairman of the Board, Mr. Dolan will continue working alongside Mr. Douglas on a daily basis.

About Westcon Group
Westcon Group, Inc. is the leading specialty distributor in networking, security, mobility and convergence for leading technology vendors, including Cisco, Nortel, Avaya and Polycom. 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



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