WESCO Expands Presence in Brazil with New Office in São Paulo


TVC do Brasil Delivers Products and Solutions to Support Communications Infrastructure

Pittsburgh, PA – March 30, 2012 – WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE:WCC), a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications MRO and OEM products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistics services, today announced that its subsidiary WESCO do Brasil Equipamentos Eletrônicos Ltda. opened a new office in São Paulo under the brand name TVC do Brasil.

TVC do Brasil is centrally located in São Paulo and will further augment in-country support to new and existing customers by providing end-to-end solutions and services. With a solid team of multi-lingual sales representatives, experienced technical engineers, and customer service professionals, the company delivers the products and technical support to build today’s communications infrastructure. This includes providing multi-play network solutions, services, distributed products, and MaxCellTM innerduct solutions to cable television (CATV) and telecom operators, utility companies, and municipalities.

“Backed by close working relationships with top manufacturers and a deep understanding of the applications and technology behind the products we sell, we are excited about this new opportunity to expand our business and to better serve our customers in Brazil. Our inventory management, program management, financial solutions and local vendor sourcing mix enable us to be a valued partner to our customers,” commented Rick Schiavinato, Country Manager for TVC do Brasil. WESCO has commercial operations in 14 countries and actively supports customers in many others. We provide global supply chain services and a complete range of electrical, communications, and industrial products and services to a diverse set of end markets including oil and gas, mining and minerals, engineering and construction, original equipment manufacturers (OEM), telecommunications, and financial services.

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WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a publicly traded Fortune 500 holding company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications maintenance, repair and operating ("MRO") and original equipment manufacturers ("OEM") product, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistic services. 2011 annual sales were approximately $6.1 billion. The Company employs approximately 7,300 people, maintains relationships with over 18,000 suppliers, and serves over 65,000 customers worldwide. Customers
include commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers and utilities. WESCO operates eight fully automated distribution centers and approximately 400 full-service branches in North America and international markets, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multilocation businesses and multi-national corporations.

WESCO International, Inc., Dan Brailer, Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Affairs, Tel:
(412) 454-4220, Fax: (412) 222-7520,

TVC do Brasil, Rick Schiavinato, Country Manager – Brazil, Rua Olimpíadas, 205, 4th Floor, Suite 408
– Continental Square, 04551-000 – São Paulo – SP – Brazil, Tel: (55) 11.3728.9327,