WESCO International, Inc. Announces Pricing of Secondary Common Stock offering
PRNewswire
Pittsburgh
(NYSE:WCC)

PITTSBURGH, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), announced today that The Cypress Group LLC and its affiliates, as selling stockholders, have agreed to sell their remaining 9,075,536 shares of WESCO common stock pursuant to a previously filed shelf registration statement. Lehman Brothers Inc. is acting as sole bookrunner in the secondary offering. All net proceeds from the sale of common stock will be received by the selling stockholders. WESCO will not receive any of the proceeds. WESCO expects the closing of the offering to occur on August 3, 2005.

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This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction. A copy of the prospectus relating to these securities may be obtained, when available, from Lehman Brothers Inc., c/o ADP Financial Services, Integrated Distribution Services, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York, 11717.

WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC) is a publicly traded Fortune 500 holding company, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, whose primary operating entity is WESCO Distribution, Inc. WESCO Distribution is a leading distributor of electrical construction products and electrical and industrial maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies, and is the nation's largest provider of integrated supply services with 2004 annual product sales of approximately $3.7 billion. The Company employs approximately 5,350 people, maintains relationships with 24,000 suppliers, and serves more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Major markets include commercial and industrial firms, contractors, government agencies, educational institutions, telecommunications businesses and utilities. WESCO operates five fully automated distribution centers and approximately 350 full-service branches in North America and selected international markets, providing a local presence for area customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations.

The matters discussed herein may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. Certain of these risks are set forth in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2004, as well as the Company's other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

SOURCE WESCO International, Inc.

CONTACT: Stephen A. Van Oss, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial
and Administrative Officer of WESCO International, Inc., +1-412-454-2271, or
fax, +1-412-454-2477