Wayside Technology Group Chairman & CEO Simon F. Nynens Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 New Jersey Award Winner

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Award Recognizes Entrepreneurial Excellence in Technology Services Category

Simon F. Nynens, Chairman & CEO, Wayside Technology Group, Inc.

This award is a great reflection on the entire Wayside team who strive every day to make a difference for our partners, our customers and our company.

Wayside Technology Group Inc. (NASDAQ:WSTG) today announced that Simon F. Nynens, Chairman & CEO received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 New Jersey Award in the Technology Services category. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Simon was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe on June 23, 2011.

In an industry dominated by giant distributors and corporate resellers, Simon has established a niche position for Wayside to provide real value to software publishers and customers of all sizes. Wayside's operating divisions – specialty software distributor Lifeboat Distribution (http://www.lifeboatdistribution.com) and value-added reseller TechXtend/Programmer's Paradise (http://www.techxtend.com) have thrived through a focus on service, value and attention to detail.

“It's an honor to be recognized as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year,” said Simon F. Nynens, Chairman & CEO, Wayside Technology Group, Inc. “This award is a great reflection on the entire Wayside team who strive every day to make a difference for our partners, our customers and our company.”

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Past award winners have included Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Arthur M. Blank of AMB Group, LLC (Home Depot, Atlanta Falcons), Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., Ruth Fertel of Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Inc., Maxine Clark of Build-a-Bear Workshop, Tom Adams of Rosetta Stone Inc., Matt Szulik of Red Hat, Inc., and last year’s national winner, Howard Lutnick, Chairman and CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Capital Partners, Inc.

As a New Jersey award winner, Simon is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 National Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 12, 2011. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies, which will be held November 9–13, 2011.

Sponsors
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as a national sponsor.
In New Jersey, sponsors include Merrill Corporation, Empire Valuation Consultants, DLA Piper, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, WithumSmith +Brown, Gibbons, P.C., New Jersey Technology Council, New Jersey Business Journal.

About Wayside Technology Group
Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTG) was founded in 1982 and is a unified and integrated technology company providing products and solutions for corporate resellers, VARs, and developers, as well as business, government and educational entities. The company offers technology products from software publishers and manufacturers such as Acronis, CA Technologies, DataCore, Flexera Software (publishers of InstallShield), GFI, Hewlett Packard, Infragistics, Intel Software, Microsoft, Mindjet, Quest Software, SolarWinds, StorageCraft Technology, TechSmith, Veeam, and VMware.

About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries.

About Ernst & Young
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The statements in this release concerning the Company’s future prospects are forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties include the continued acceptance of the Company’s distribution channel by vendors and customers, the timely availability and acceptance of new products, and contribution of key vendor relationships and support programs. The forward-looking statements contained herein are also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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