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MERISEL APPOINTS MICHAEL D. PICKETT AS CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

 MERISEL APPOINTS MICHAEL D. PICKETT AS CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
 EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Merisel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSEL) today announced that Chief Executive Officer Michael D. Pickett was appointed co-chairman of the board of directors at the company's board of directors' meeting last week. As co-chairmen, Pickett and Robert S. Leff will be responsible for all strategic decisions, providing leadership to the board in carrying out its collective responsibility for the management of Merisel's business, and overall direction of shareholder relations. Pickett will remain chief executive officer of Merisel, Inc., in addition to carrying out his new responsibilities as co-chairman. Former co-chairman David S. Wagman will now hold the position of vice chairman.
 Merisel, Inc. is the world's largest publicly held distributor of microcomputer hardware and software products. The company presently stocks products from more than 700 manufacturers for sale to 50,000 resellers worldwide. It currently maintains 17 distribution centers that serve North America, Europe, Latin America and Australia. Merisel is authorized to sell more than 10,000 products from manufacturers such as ALR, Apple, AST Research, Borland, Compaq, Digital Equipment Corp., Hayes, IBM, Intel, Lotus Development, Microsoft, NEC Technologies, Novell, Okidata, Software Publishing Corp., Sun Microsystems, Symantec, WordPerfect and Wyse Technology, and offers a wide range of services to support resellers with the sales of these products.
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 /CONTACT: Cathy Quattrocchi of Merisel, 310-615-1230/
 (MSEL) CO: Merisel, Inc. ST: California IN: CPR SU: PER


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