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United Stationers Supply Co. and MBS Dev Recognized by Microsoft for Cloud Solution: Leading Wholesaler and Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Honored at Awards Luncheon

(March 20, 2012)

ENGLEWOOD, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/20/12 -- MBS Dev, a leading distribution industry ERP and e-commerce value added reseller for Microsoft Dynamics® AX, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by Microsoft through its parent company, United Stationers Supply Co., with the 2012 Cloud Transformation Award as part of the Microsoft Dynamics Customer Excellence Awards program.

Through the acquisition of Microsoft Gold Certified Partner MBS Dev two years ago, United Stationers was able to leverage an industry-proven distribution solution and optimize it for the cloud, putting enterprise-class technology within the reach of small and medium-sized office products dealers.

"Our organization is a nationwide independent dealer cooperative with hundreds of service locations," said Kevin France, vice president of national accounts, Independent Stationers. "With nearly 200 participating dealers jointly servicing the public sector through a single, integrated platform, the MBS Dev and Dynamics solution has enabled us to grow our business while servicing a variety of customer needs."

The 2012 Customer Excellence Awards, which are presented in 9 categories, recognize and celebrate Microsoft Dynamics customers that have achieved notable accomplishments using their Microsoft Dynamics solutions. United Stationers and MBS Dev were honored by Microsoft executives at an awards luncheon on Monday, March 19, at Convergence 2012 Houston, the premier Microsoft Dynamics user conference.


"It is an honor to be recognized by Microsoft for our cloud solution," said Dave Bent, chief information officer, United Stationers, Inc. "We are pleased that with MBS Dev and Microsoft Dynamics we are able to help our dealer community grow and operate their businesses more profitably."

"Leveraging multi-tenant architecture enables independent dealers to take advantage of Microsoft Dynamics and specialized industry functionality without the capital and staff investments typical of an ERP implementation," said Paul Hesser, chief operating officer, MBS Dev. "Optimized for the cloud, the MBS Dev solution is extremely repeatable and will scale with dealers as their businesses grow."

Microsoft Dynamics is a line of financial, customer relationship and supply chain management solutions that help businesses work more effectively.

About MBS Dev
MBS Dev, Inc., provides business solutions for distribution organizations through the delivery of industry-focused software, professional services, maintenance, and support programs. MBS Dev is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with a Certified for Dynamics distribution software solution on the Microsoft Dynamics® AX platform. MBS Dev specializes in vertical industries, including business products supply, industrial supply, janitorial supply, and technology supply. Additional information can be found at www.mbsdev.com. MBS Dev is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Stationers Supply Co., a leading wholesale distributor of business products.

About United Stationers
United Stationers Inc. is a leading wholesale distributor of business products, with 2011 net sales of approximately $5.0 billion. The company stocks approximately 100,000 items, including technology products, traditional office products, janitorial and break room supplies, office furniture, and industrial supplies. A network of 65 distribution centers allows it to deliver these products to over 25,000 reseller customers. This network, combined with United's depth and breadth of inventory, enables the company to ship most products overnight to more than 90% of the population of the U.S. and major cities in Mexico. For more information, visit www.unitedstationers.com.

About Independent Stationers
Founded in 1977, Independent Stationers is a leading global organization providing sales, marketing support and purchasing power for the community based independent office products dealer. The organization's members are located throughout the U.S. and in 3 foreign countries. Collectively, Independent Stationers members produce $2.5 billion in end-user sales. For more information, please visit the is.group web site at www.independentstationers.coop.

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