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PC Connection Honored as a Winner of the Microsoft Operational Excellence Platinum Award

  PC Connection Honored as a Winner of the Microsoft Operational Excellence
  Platinum Award

   Outstanding Performance and Commitment to Customer Satisfaction Cited by
                                  Microsoft

Business Wire

MERRIMACK, N.H. -- December 17, 2012

PCConnection, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCCC), a provider of a full range of information
technology (IT) solutions to business, government, and education markets,
today announced it has won the Platinum Level Operational Excellence Award at
the Microsoft FY13 Roundtables Conference. The company was chosen out of the
North American field of top Microsoft partners for delivering market-leading
operational excellence supporting Microsoft technology.

“Only by aligning our efforts and strengthening our partnerships with
outstanding companies like PC Connection is Microsoft able to offer continued
quality products and services to our customers,” said Hugh Aitken, general
manager of Commercial Operations. “I congratulate this year’s winners for
their commitment to performance excellence.”

PC Connection, Inc. was recognized for superior operational excellence,
meeting or exceeding specific requirements for the number of valid licensing
agreements in a variety of categories. By meeting these operational criteria,
Microsoft Platinum Award winners have illustrated their commitment to
providing value and superior customer satisfaction.

“PC Connection is honored to receive the Platinum Level Operational Excellence
Award,” said Tim McGrath, President and Chief Executive Officer of PC
Connection, Inc. “This distinction recognizes PC Connection’s industry-leading
approach to delivering the highest level of technical expertise and service in
helping our customers achieve their infrastructure and licensing goals. We
strive every day to solve our customers’ business challenges, and we will
continue to work closely with Microsoft and other leading vendors to serve our
customers as a trusted technology adviser.”

About PC Connection, Inc.
PC Connection, Inc., a Fortune 1000 company, has four sales subsidiaries: PC
Connection Sales Corporation, MoreDirect, Inc., GovConnection, Inc., and
Professional Computer Center, Inc. d/b/a ValCom Technology, headquartered in
Merrimack, NH, Boca Raton, FL, Rockville, MD, and Itasca, IL, respectively.
All four companies can deliver custom-configured computer systems overnight
from our ISO 9001:2008 certified technical configuration lab at our
distribution center in Wilmington, OH. Investors and media can find more
information about PC Connection, Inc. at http://ir.pcconnection.com.

PC Connection Sales Corporation (800-800-5555), the original business of PC
Connection, Inc. serving primarily the small-and medium-sized business
sector, is a rapid-response provider of IT products and services. It offers
more than 300,000 brand-name products through its staff of technically trained
sales account managers and telesales specialists, catalogs, publications, and
its website at www.pcconnection.com. This company also serves consumer and
small office users and is, under its MacConnection brand (800-800-2222), one
of Apple’s largest authorized online resellers at www.macconnection.com.

MoreDirect, Inc. (561-237-3300), www.moredirect.com, provides corporate
technology buyers with best-in-class IT solutions, in-depth IT supply-chain
expertise, and access to over 300,000 products and 1,600 vendors through
TRAXX™, a cloud-based eProcurement system. Backed by over 500 technical
certifications, MoreDirect's team of engineers, software licensing
specialists, and project managers help reduce the cost and complexity of
buying hardware, software, and services throughout the entire IT lifecycle.

GovConnection, Inc. (800-800-0019) is a rapid-response provider of IT products
and services to federal, state, and local government agencies and educational
institutions through specialized account managers, catalogs, and publications,
and online at www.govconnection.com.

Professional Computer Center, Inc. d/b/a ValCom Technology (630-285-0500),
www.valcomtechnology.com, provides technology services to medium-to-large
corporate organizations utilizing its proprietary cloud-based IT service
management software, WebSPOC™. Through its experienced technical service
personnel ValCom Technology provides network, server, storage,
mission-critical onsite support, installation, and hosting of lifecycle
services.

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“Safe Harbor” Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995: This release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to
risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the impact of changes
in market demand and the overall level of economic activity and environment,
or in the level of business investment in information technology products,
competitive products and pricing, product availability and market acceptance,
new products, fluctuations in operating results, the ability of the Company to
manage personnel levels in response to fluctuations in revenue, and other
risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from these detailed
under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the year ended December
31, 2011. More specifically, the statements in this release concerning the
Company’s outlook for 2012 and other statements of a non-historical basis
(including statements regarding the Company’s ability to leverage the
resources of ValCom Technology over its current customer base) are
forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties. The
Company assumes no obligation to update the information in this press release
or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of any new
information, future events, or otherwise.

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Contact:

PC Connection, Inc.
Corporate Communications, 603-683-2167
 
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