Bell Microproducts Supports 'Racing for Our Heroes' at The Championships of Laguna Seca



    
    Company Joins With Non-Profit Organization in Supporting America's
Military
    Heroes Through Motor Sports
    

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 18 /CNW/ -- Bell Microproducts Inc. (Nasdaq:  
BELM), one of the world's largest value-added distributors of storage and
computing technology, is taking the wheel in support of America's injured
military heroes on Oct. 20 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey,
California.  Partnering with Racing for Our Heroes, a recognized non-profit
organization supporting the recovery and rehabilitation of disabled, wounded,
and amputee war zone veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, Bell Microproducts
will sponsor several injured veterans for a day at the races, including
transportation to and from the event, tickets, lodging, meals, and access to
the company's hospitality suite. Previously, Bell Microproducts sponsored
Racing for Our Heroes groups at this year's Road America and Petit Le Mans
events.
    Conceptualized as a galvanizing effort, and designed to encourage and
inspire our military heroes as they endure lengthy and difficult recovery and
rehabilitation procedures, Racing for Our Heroes was founded by former U.S.
Marine and current American Le Mans racing driver Jason Carter in 2006.
    "We are proud to support the noble efforts of 'Racing for Our Heroes',
and to show our utmost appreciation for the sacrifices of America's veterans.
It is our sincerest wish that each of these brave Soldiers and Marines make a
swift recovery," said Don Bell, Bell Microproducts' president and CEO, as well
as a driver himself.
    On Monday, Oct. 22, Bell Microproducts will host its third annual
season-end celebration at its San Jose headquarters.  Participating in the
festivities will be the Rahal Letterman Racing crew, drivers Tom Milner and
Ralf Kelleners and the 18 veterans attending the Laguna Seca event.
    "Without the help and support of sponsors like Bell Microproducts, this
organization could not exist," noted Carter.   I am extremely pleased that
this project is helping these brave Soldiers and Marines deal with the wounds
of war, and I cannot thank the sponsoring companies enough for embracing this
project."
    For more information about Racing for Our Heroes, please visit
http://www.rfoh.org. To learn more about Bell Microproducts, please visit
http://www.bellmicro.com.
    
    About Bell Microproducts Inc.
    
    Bell Microproducts [NASDAQ:   BELM] is an international, value-added
distributor of a wide range of high-tech products, solutions and services,
including storage systems, servers, software, computer components and
peripherals, as well as maintenance and professional services.  An
industry-recognized specialist in storage products, this Fortune 1000 company
is one of the world's largest storage-centric value-added distributors.  In
2006, the company celebrated the sale of its 50 millionth hard disk drive,
setting a significant industry milestone.
    Bell Microproducts is uniquely qualified with deep technical and
application expertise to service a broad range of information technology
needs.  From design to deployment, its products are available at any level of
integration, from components to subsystem assemblies and fully-integrated,
tested and certified system solutions.  More information can be found in the
company's SEC filings, or by visiting the Bell Microproducts Web site at
http://www.bellmicro.com.




For further information:

For further information: Dena Jacobson of Lages & Associates, 
+1-408-492-1470, dena@lages.com, for Bell Microproducts Inc. Web Site:
http://www.bellmicro.com                  http://www.rfoh.org

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