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2006 Vendor Report Card Survey Also Reveals that More Than 85 Percent of CIOs Would Recommend APC to Other IT Executives.

American Power Conversion (Nasdaq: APCC) (APC), a leading global provider of high availability systems for network-critical physical infrastructure (NCPI), today announced that it received the highest score in CIO Magazine’s inaugural Vendor Report Card survey. In the 2006 Vendor Report Card survey, conducted by CIO in late spring, more than 1,000 CIO readers ranked APC the number one IT vendor, out of a total of 58 companies, based on a series of performance factors.

The top five vendors ranked in order were APC, Cisco Systems, AMD, Intel, and Adobe. Survey respondents rated APC the top IT vendor based on performance areas such as product quality and reliability; after sale support; and the ability to deliver on promises and deadlines. The survey also noted that more than 85 percent of CIOs were willing to recommend APC to other IT executives, second only to Cisco Systems. In addition to capturing the overall top spot, more respondents said they have purchased or plan to purchase hardware and network equipment from APC than any other vendor.

According to CIO, its brand study helped provide a comparison of the IT community’s perception of technology vendors. Survey respondents included IT executives that were considering a vendor, currently evaluating a vendor’s offerings, or who purchased products or services from a vendor. Respondents selected vendors from a list of enterprise providers of hardware, software, IT services, printers, network equipment, and telecommunications.

Commenting on APC’s stellar performance in the survey, CIO Magazine’s Publisher Gary Beach said, “CIOs gave APC a strong endorsement in the 2006 CIO Magazine Vendor Report Card survey. In addition to the company’s top overall position, respondents also ranked APC number one with the best competitive set of network hardware and software products. I commend APC on its achievements and recognition in the CIO community.”

The 2006 CIO Vendor Report Card results are available by contacting CIO Magazine’s Publisher Gary Beach at gbeach@cio.com.

About American Power Conversion:

Founded in 1981, American Power Conversion (Nasdaq: APCC) (APC) is a leading provider of global, end-to-end solutions for real-time infrastructure. APC’s comprehensive products and services for home and corporate environments improve the availability, manageability and performance of sensitive electronic, network, communication and industrial equipment of all sizes. APC offers a wide variety of products for network-critical physical infrastructure including InfraStruXure, its revolutionary architecture for on-demand data centres, as well as physical threat management products through the company’s NetBotzâ division. These products and services help companies increase the availability and reliability of their IT systems. Headquartered in West Kingston, Rhode Island, APC reported sales of $2 billion for the year ended December 31, 2005, and is a Fortune 1000, Nasdaq 100 and S&P 500 Company. All trademarks are the property of their owners.

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For more information contact:

Anju Birdy
UK & Ireland Marketing Communications Manager
APC
Email: Anju.Birdy@apcc.com

Damien Wells
SPA Communications
T: +44 (0)7900 302102
Email: dwells@spacomms.co.uk










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