David Grant Appointed to Senior Vice President Europe, Westcon Group

Experienced Distribution Executive to Drive Westcon Group's Pan-European Growth Plan and Manage Key Operational Functions

(PresseBox) (Berlin, ) Westcon Group, Inc., the leading specialty distributor in networking, convergence, security and mobility, announced that David Grant has been promoted to senior vice president, Europe, Westcon Group, effective immediately. He will continue reporting directly to Westcon Group President and CEO, Dean Douglas.

In his new role, Grant will have primary responsibility for the continued growth and success of Westcon Group's European business, including its European strategy, human resources and legal organizations.

"Westcon Group's European business is developing in a very positive way," commented Dean Douglas. "We are expanding into the Nordics, the Baltics and Southern Europe, and we continue to strengthen our vendor portfolio overall. With David's leadership and experience, we are well positioned to further our success in Europe, which is a fundamental component in our broader growth strategy."

David Grant has been with Westcon Convergence for three years and was previously chief executive officer of European distributor Crane before its acquisition by Westcon Group in 2007. Prior to his role at Crane, Grant spent 14 years in a variety of senior level positions with Canon UK Ltd.

David Grant commented: "As we pursue our pan-European growth strategyfrom both a geographic and technology perspectivewe will continue to help vendors and resellers increase their productivity to drive competitive advantage. Our strong relationships with key convergence vendors and a very skilled reseller community sets us apart from our competitors. We intend to drive a strategic plan and investment model that allows us to continue to maintain this competitive advantage."

Westcon Group Germany GmbH

Westcon Group, Inc. is the leading specialty distributor in networking, security, mobility and convergence for leading technology vendors, including Cisco, Avaya, Polycom and Blue Coat Systems. Through its Comstor, Westcon Convergence, and Westcon Security business units, 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 voiceover Internet protocol, or VoIP, security for networking and communications systems, remote access, Internet and ebusiness, virtual private networks, videoconferencing and wireless connectivity. For more information, visit www.westcongroup.com.

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