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Press release from Marketwire

Hartco Makes Donation to the Children's Wish Foundation

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Hartco Makes Donation to the Children's Wish Foundation11:54 EST Tuesday, December 18, 2012MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 18, 2012) - Hartco Inc., along with its Hartco Distribution and Metafore Technologies Inc. subsidiaries, have donated $17,725 to The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada ("Children's Wish"), a national non-profit organization dedicated to fulfilling a favourite wish for children diagnosed with life- threatening illnesses."We are very grateful for the support that Children's Wish receives from corporate partners like Hartco and Metafore," noted Chris Kotsopoulos, CEO of The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada. "Their contribution helps to ensure that we can continue our tradition of never refusing a wish to a child with a life threatening illness."Hartco and its subsidiaries are huge advocates for Children's Wish and they are fortunate enough to employ many caring individuals who generously volunteer and/or donate in support of various charities across Canada."We are extremely proud to support The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada," said Patrick Waid, President and COO of Hartco. "Through a variety of fundraising activities, our employees demonstrated their generosity and compassion, and the entire company came together to grant a special wish to a deserving child."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.About Hartco DistributionHartco Distribution, a subsidiary of Hartco Inc., is Canada's largest franchisor of IT solution providers and value-added resellers (VARs) with close to 50 locations operating under the names of MicroAge and Metafore from coast to coast.About MetaforeMetafore, a subsidiary of Hartco Inc., has been delivering information technology solutions to private- and public- sector organizations of every size for more than 25 years. As one of Canada's leading IT solution providers, Metafore designs, supplies, installs and supports IT infrastructure solutions that contribute to improved productivity and overall business performance. For more information, please visit www.metafore.ca.About The Children's Wish Foundation of CanadaEach year, thousands of Canadian children between the ages of three and 17 are diagnosed with a life threatening illness. Since 1984, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada has worked tirelessly to grant exceptional wishes to over 19,000 children and their families.This year, Children's Wish expects to grant over 1,000 new wishes and with the help of volunteers and generous donors, is able to grant nearly three wishes every day. Each wish is an individual adventure, carefully structured to meet the needs of a particular child and family. Children's Wish is a national charity with chapters in every province and territory. For more information, please visit www.childrenswish.ca.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Contact Information: For more information: Patrick WaidPresident and Chief Operating OfficerHartco Inc.(514) 354-3810pwaid@hartco.comwww.hartco.comFor Investor Relations: Harold GervaisVice-President Finance and Chief Financial OfficerHartco Inc.514-354-3810514-354-8989 (FAX)hgervais@hartco.comwww.hartco.com