Softchoice Announces Election of Mr. Gilles Lamoureux to its Board of Directors



    TORONTO, Jan. 22 /CNW/ - Softchoice Corporation (TSX: SO), a leading
North American provider of technology solutions and services, is pleased to
announce the appointment of Gilles Lamoureux to the Board of Directors for the
Company.
    "It gives me great pleasure to extend a warm welcome to the newest member
of our board," said Larry Tapp, Chairman of the Softchoice Board. "Mr.
Lamoureux has enjoyed a long and noteworthy career within the financial
community. We are very fortunate to have him with us and look forward to
benefitting from his knowledge and leadership as we expand Softchoice's
business and customer offerings across Canada and the U.S."
    Mr. Lamoureux is a senior advisor to Ernst & Young Corporate Finance Inc.
and was previously a founding partner of Orenda Corporate Finance. During his
distinguished career, he has held executive level positions at a number of
leading financial institutions, including that of Managing Director,
Investment Banking at Prudential-Bache Securities. Prior to joining
Prudential-Bache, he spent 14 years in the investment banking department of
Merrill Lynch, a tenure that included roles as Head of Investment Banking,
Canada and Managing Director, Capital Markets Global. Mr. Lamoureux received
an undergraduate degree from Loyola College and an MBA from the Richard Ivey
School of Business, University of Western Ontario. Mr. Lamoureux has sat on
the Board of Metro Inc., is presently a Director of Barrett Corporation and is
a member of the Advisory Board and Executive Committee of the Richard Ivey
School of Business.

    About Softchoice

    As one of North America's leading providers of technology solutions and
services, Softchoice helps businesses and organizations of all sizes to
select, acquire and manage their software and hardware technology resources.
Softchoice offers a full range of capabilities, including face-to-face
consultations and IT asset management services designed to help customers save
time, money and risk in IT procurement. Softchoice currently has 973 employees
operating from 45 branch offices located in major cities across the U.S. 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.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks
and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other
things, operating expense savings, future realignment charges, and other
expectations, intentions and plans contained in this press release that are
not historical fact. When used in this press release, the words "anticipate,"
"expect", "will' and similar expressions generally identify forward-looking
statements. These statements reflect our current expectations and are subject
to a number of risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, change
in technology and general market conditions, many of which are set out or
incorporated by reference in the Company's latest Annual Information Form. Due
to the many risks and uncertainties, Softchoice cannot assure that the
forward-looking statements contained in this press release will be realized.

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For further information:

For further information: Eric Gardiner, Communications Manager,
Softchoice Corporation, (416) 588-9002 x2358, eric.gardiner@softchoice.com

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