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Maclean's Magazine Names Softchoice One of Canada's Green 30 Companies

Softchoice Employees Passionately Support a "Green" Workplace

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Maclean's Magazine Names Softchoice One of Canada's Green 30 Companies09:00 EDT Thursday, May 10, 2012TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 10, 2012) - Softchoice (TSX:SO), a North American provider of technology solutions and services, announced it has been named one of Canada's Green 30 Companies for 2012 by Maclean's Magazine. The list was compiled based on employee feedback using Aon Hewitt's Employee Green Index. The Index focuses on employees' perceptions of their employer's long-term and short-term environmental activities, as well as the consideration given to environment when making business decisions."I want to thank our employees making this recognition possible," said David MacDonald, Softchoice President and CEO. "I am very proud of the role they play in promoting sustainable IT practices with our customers as well as incorporating environmentally friendly approaches within our own workplace." Over the years, Softchoice's employees have led a number of initiatives - from "green office" challenges and electronic recycling drives, to providing customers with electronic invoicing and consolidated shipping options to help 'green' their supply chain. The company also supports many environmentally friendly workplace practices such as its GreenCommute program, which provides cash incentives to employees who use public transit, biking, or walking to get to work. "We want to create an environment where people feel they can make a difference," says Maria Odoardi, Vice President of People. "Our employees don't just follow policy - they drive change and insist on sustainable practices within the workplace. They show that every small action can have a positive impact on the environment." This is Softchoice's second employee choice accolade in as many months having been named one of Canada's Best Workplace by The Globe and Mail for the seventh consecutive year. About Softchoice As a leading North American provider of technology solutions and services, Softchoice combines the efficiency and reliability of a national IT supplier with the personal touch and technical expertise of a local solutions provider. Softchoice's holistic approach to technology includes solution design, implementation and asset management services, as well as access to one of the most comprehensive and cost-effective technology distribution networks in North America. With over 1100 employees, Softchoice manages the technology needs of thousands of corporate and public sector organizations across the United States and Canada.Softchoice stock is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the trading symbol "SO." The common shares of Softchoice are not registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and are not publicly traded in the United States. About Aon HewittAon Hewitt is the global leader in human capital consulting and outsourcing solutions. The company partners with organizations to solve their most complex benefits, talent and related financial challenges, and improve business performance. Aon Hewitt designs, implements, communicates and administers a wide range of human capital, retirement, investment management, health care, compensation and talent management strategies. With more than 29,000 professionals in 90 countries, Aon Hewitt makes the world a better place to work for clients and their employees. For more information on Aon Hewitt, please visit www.aonhewitt.com.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Softchoice CorporationMedia Contact:Eric GardinerManager of Communications416.588.9002 Ext. 2358Eric.gardiner@softchoice.com