Softchoice Completes Acquisition of Optimus Solutions



    TORONTO, Jan. 3 /CNW/ - Yesterday Softchoice Corp. (TSX: SO) announced
that it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire Optimus Solutions, a
comprehensive IT products and solutions company focused on helping U.S.
enterprise and mid-market clients plan, build and maintain their information
technology infrastructure. All of the closing conditions have now been
satisfied and Softchoice is pleased to announce that the acquisition has now
been completed.
    Yesterday's press release announcing the purchase can be found by
visiting www.softchoice.com/about/press.
    This morning at 11 a.m. EST, Softchoice hosted a conference call to
discuss the acquisition. A recording of this call will be made available on
the Softchoice web site on January 4th, 2008. To access the presentation,
please visit www.softchoice.com/about/investorrelations.asp.

    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. In 2006, Softchoice was named Software
Value Added Reseller (VAR) of the Year by VAR Business magazine. Softchoice
currently has more than 900 employees operating from more than 40 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.

    About Optimus Solutions

    Optimus Solutions provides comprehensive IT solutions designed to
streamline and integrate business processes across the enterprise. Optimus
provides solutions that assist customers in integrating their business with
partners, suppliers, and customers. The Company does this through a
comprehensive range of integration and consulting services, as well as
hardware, software, and storage product offerings. Optimus is a Value Added
Reseller (VAR) for Cisco and IBM systems and software (System i, p, x, and
Storage).

    Forward-looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks
and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other
things, plans and timing for the introduction and enhancement of our services,
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" 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, our ability to integrate the business of Software Plus with our
own, including the ability to maintain its customers, the ability to eliminate
costs, and changes 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: Anne Brace, Chief Financial Officer, Softchoice
Corporation, (416) 588-9986, investor_relations@softchoice.com; Eric Gardiner,
Softchoice Corporation, (416) 588-9002 x2358, Contact Softchoice Corporate
Communications

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