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Hartco Appoints Chief Information Officer

Monday, October 24, 2011

Hartco Appoints Chief Information Officer10:18 EDT Monday, October 24, 2011MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 24, 2011) - Hartco Inc. (TSX:HCI) today announced the appointment of Michael Jones to the position of Chief Information Officer ("CIO").Mr. Jones will lead Hartco's efforts to integrate information technology into the company's long-term strategy as well as its ongoing operational plans, and he will be responsible for driving critical IT projects which are essential to Hartco's success.Mr. Jones brings 30 years of business and IT experience to Hartco Inc. ("Hartco"), including five years with SAP, a world leader in enterprise software solutions, where he most recently served as Global Vice President Store Solutions and Vice President of Development."The strategic importance of information technology continues to increase and we are delighted to welcome Michael Jones to Hartco as our CIO." stated Patrick Waid, Hartco's president and chief operating officer. "Michael's leadership abilities will prove invaluable as Hartco strives to improve operational efficiency, leverage new tools and systems to enhance productivity and maximize performance, and exploit the company's knowledge resources to the fullest potential."About Hartco Inc.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 50 locations across Canada, Hartco Inc. delivers information technology solutions to private and public sector organizations of every size. For more information, please visit www.hartco.com.Forward-Looking StatementsThis news release contains forward-looking information. Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this document are forward-looking. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results in future periods to differ materially from forecasted results. Those risks include, among others, changes in customer demand for information technology products or services, changes in supplier pricing actions or terms, customer orders, pricing actions by competitors, changes in laws and regulations and general changes in economic conditions. Risks that could cause our results to differ materially from our expectations are discussed in our Annual Management's Discussion & Analysis.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: President and Chief Operating OfficerPatrick WaidHartco Inc.514-354-3810pwaid@hartco.comwww.hartco.comORCarl Gauvreau, CA Vice-President FinanceFor Investor Relations please contact:and Chief Financial Officer, Hartco Inc.514-354-3810514-354-8989 (FAX)cgauvreau@hartco.comwww.hartco.com