Softchoice Corporation Adopts Shareholder Rights Plan



    TORONTO, April 4 /CNW/ - Softchoice Corporation (TSX: SO) today announced
that its Board of Directors has adopted a shareholder rights plan (the "Rights
Plan"). The Rights Plan, which takes effect today, has been adopted with a
view to ensuring the fair treatment of shareholders of Softchoice in the event
of a take-over bid for the Company's common shares.
    The Rights Plan is designed to give the Company's shareholders sufficient
time to properly assess a take-over bid without undue pressure and to give the
Company's Board of Directors time to consider alternatives designed to allow
the Company's shareholders to receive full and fair value for their common
shares.
    Rights issued under the Rights Plan will generally become exercisable
after a person has acquired 20% or more of, or commences or announces a
take-over bid for, the common shares of the Company, other than by way of a
"Permitted Bid". If such an acquisition should occur, each right would entitle
a rights holder, other than the acquiring person and its related parties, to
purchase common shares of the Company at half of their market price at the
time.
    Permitted Bids are offers to acquire common shares of the Company made by
way of a take-over bid circular and which must, among other requirements
described in the Rights Plan, remain open for at least 60 days. The directors
may waive the application of the Rights Plan in certain circumstances.
    The Company did not adopt the Rights Plan in response to any specific
take-over bid or proposal or intention to acquire control of the Company. The
Rights Plan is similar to plans adopted by other Canadian companies. The full
text of the Rights Plan is available on the Company's website at
www.softchoice.com and will be available shortly on the SEDAR website at
www.sedar.com.
    The Rights Plan has conditionally been approved by the Toronto Stock
Exchange and is subject to ratification by the Company's shareholders at the
annual meeting of shareholders to be held on May 7, 2007. If ratified by the
Company's shareholders, the Rights Plan must be reconfirmed by shareholders at
every third annual meeting of the Company thereafter.

    About Softchoice Corporation

    As one of North America's leading providers of technology products 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 624 employees operating from more than 30 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, 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, 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: 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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