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Awards and Accolades

Zones, Inc., honored again by Microsoft as winner of its 2012 Operational Excellence — Platinum Level Award

"These partners are great examples of the collaboration excellence that allow our customers to leverage Microsoft's offerings to their fullest advantage."

Mary Ellen Smith General Manager of Commercial Operations Microsoft

For a sixth time, Zones, Inc., has been chosen out of a North American field of top Microsoft partners for delivering market-leading operational excellence supporting Microsoft technology. The award was announced at the Microsoft FY13 Roundtables Conference.

"Zones is honored to be recognized by Microsoft for the sixth time," said Lisa Stewart, Zones Senior Vice President of Software Sales. "We are proud of our expertise in Microsoft solutions and the proven value it brings to our customers."

Winners were chosen from a pool of more than 30 entrants in the United States and Canada. Zones was recognized for superior operational excellence, meeting or exceeding specific requirements in a variety of categories, and the number of on-time and valid-order submissions and revenue reconciliation.

In addition, Platinum Level winners were able to collaboratively influence performance metrics not completely under their control. Platinum Level winners were able to drive outstanding performance in their organization's adoption of key initiatives. By meeting these operational criteria, these winners have illustrated their commitment to providing value and superior customer satisfaction.

"Only by aligning our efforts and strengthening our partnerships with outstanding companies like these is Microsoft able to offer continued quality products and services to our customers," said Hugh Aitken, Microsoft General Manager of Commercial Operations. "Congratulations to this year's winners for their commitment to performance excellence."