Network Hardware Resale Honored as Private Company of the Year by Pacific Coast Business Times

June 14, 2006

Accolades Given to Top Companies in the Tri-County Area

Santa Barbara, Calif. - June 14, 2006 - Network Hardware Resale (NHR), the leading provider of pre-owned networking equipment, today announced its selection as the Private Company of the Year in the tri-county area of Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties by the Pacific Coast Business Times.

The selection criteria, determined by the publication’s editorial staff, included revenue as well as company growth and performance along with significant news or distinguishing events during the past year.

NHR serves more than 10,000 customers worldwide, including Global 1000 organizations, small and mid-sized enterprises, government entities, educational institutions, healthcare organizations and telecommunications service providers. According to Mike Sheldon, president and chief executive officer of NHR, the company continues to make significant strides in ensuring long-term growth and profitability. “We are thrilled that Pacific Coast Business Times recognizes the hard work that we put into our day-to-day operations to fulfill our customers’ networking equipment needs,” he added. “We are determined to make 2006 our best year yet.”

Founded in 1986, NHR is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, with plans to broaden its product portfolio as well as expand its international footprint. The company operates on a global basis with an extensive inventory of Cisco, Juniper and Extreme routers, switches, access servers and IP telephony equipment. NHR has also been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States for four consecutive years.

As one of the first companies in the secondary market to provide standard one-year warranties on all equipment, NHR continually embraces business best practices to ensure product integrity and the highest levels of quality customer service. As a result, the company enables budget-constrained IT managers to maximize their technology investments while accommodating a wide range of production network and special needs, including asset recovery, sparing, testing and disaster recovery.

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