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					Coworker FAQs

The following FAQs outline the treatment of options, restricted stock and shares owned
by CDW coworkers in the U.S. at the closing of the acquisition by MDP/Providence.

If you have any further questions, please call Fidelity at (866) 697-1048, Monday through
Friday, 8 a.m. to midnight ET, or Ericca Glasgow, CDW’s Stock Plan Administrator, at
x76138 ((847) 419-6138).


Cash-Out of Options/Restricted Stock

What will happen to my options?

For each vested and unvested option you have outstanding as of the closing, you will
receive a cash payment equal to $87.75 minus the exercise price minus required
withholding taxes. This process is referred to in this Q&A as a cash-out of your options.

What will happen to my unvested restricted stock?

For each share of unvested restricted stock that is outstanding as of the closing, you will
receive a cash payment equal to $87.75 minus required withholding taxes. This process
is referred to in this Q&A as a cash-out of your restricted stock. (See Q&A below
regarding treatment of your shares of restricted stock that have vested.)

Does it matter that some of my options and/or shares of restricted stock are not
vested at the time of closing?

No. All of your outstanding vested and unvested options and any unvested restricted
stock will be cashed out at closing.

What do I need to do to get my options and restricted stock cashed out?

Nothing! The cash-out will occur automatically, without requiring you to take any action.

How will I receive this money?

The cash-out amount, minus required withholding taxes, will be placed in your Fidelity
brokerage account. We cannot process requests for you to receive your money other than
through your Fidelity brokerage account.

When will I receive this money?
This amount will be placed in your brokerage account within ten days after closing.

What is my Fidelity brokerage account?

A Fidelity brokerage account was opened in your name by Fidelity in connection with
Fidelity’s administration of our equity plans. However, in order to access money from
this account, you must activate it.

You received information from Fidelity in the past requesting that you activate this
account and the vast majority of our coworkers have activated their accounts. If you have
ever exercised options through Fidelity, you were required to first activate your
brokerage account.

You will be contacted by Coworker Services in the coming weeks if you have not
activated your account. You also can call Fidelity at (866) 697-1048, Monday through
Friday, 8 a.m. to midnight ET, or log onto www.netbenefits.fidelity.com to see if you
have activated your account.

The easiest way to activate your account is online. On Fidelity’s NetBenefits website, if
you have not activated your account, you will be directed to a summary screen on which
there is an Activate link, which you can click and follow the prompts to complete the
brokerage account application. If you have never logged onto Fidelity’s NetBenefits
website, you will first need to click on the New User Registration link on the home page
and follow the prompts to set up your log-in and PIN. If you do not want to activate your
account online, you can call Fidelity and request that an application be mailed to you,
which you can complete and mail back to Fidelity.

It is important to activate your account before the transaction closes in order to have
immediate access to your cash-out money. If you do not activate your account prior to
closing, the required application will need to be completed and mailed to Fidelity rather
than completed online – this will take some time, during which you would not have
access to your money in your Fidelity brokerage account. So, activate your account as
soon as possible if you have not already done so or if you are contacted by Coworker
Services.

What do I need to do to move this money out of my Fidelity brokerage account?

Once the money has been deposited into your Fidelity brokerage account, as long as your
account has been activated, you can call Fidelity at (866) 697-1048, Monday through
Friday, 8 a.m. to midnight ET, or log onto www.fidelity.com to provide Fidelity with
instructions regarding the money in your account (for example, to receive a check, wire
funds, or invest the money).

Will I still have access to my stock plan information on Fidelity’s NetBenefits
website after closing?



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No. After closing, you will no longer have online access to your stock plan information,
such as online statements and transaction history, on Fidelity’s NetBenefits website. If
you need any of this information from the NetBenefits website going forward, please
ensure that you log on at www.netbenefits.fidelity.com and print this information prior to
closing.

After closing, you will have online access to your Fidelity brokerage account at
www.fidelity.com. You also will continue to have online access to your 401(k) account
at www.netbenefits.fidelity.com.

Can I exercise my options prior to closing?

Yes, you can exercise your options prior to closing in accordance with the terms of the
applicable option plan and award agreement, subject to applicable blackout periods.

In addition to CDW’s regular blackout periods, CDW will need to apply a blackout
period prior to closing, during which you will not be able to exercise your options. This
blackout period is necessary in order to administer the cash-out within ten days after
closing. The timing of this blackout period has not yet been determined, but it will likely
start approximately one week prior to closing and will run through the closing. Therefore,
if you have not exercised your options prior to this blackout, you will not be able to
exercise your options prior to closing and you will automatically participate in the cash-
out. We will provide further information on this blackout period once the timing has
been determined.

If your options will expire prior to closing (for example, if your employment terminates
prior to closing), you should remember to exercise your options before they expire, and
before the blackout period begins.

Do I have to exercise any options before closing?

The only options you must exercise before closing (and before the blackout period
starting approximately one week prior to closing) are any options that will expire before
closing. So, there is no action you need to take to cash out any options you have, other
than those expiring before closing. (Some older CDW option plans required you to
exercise options prior to closing, but we are waiving that requirement.)

When will the closing occur?

The closing of the acquisition currently is scheduled for the second half of the third
quarter or early fourth quarter of 2007.

How will the option/restricted stock cash-out affect my 2007 taxes?




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CDW will withhold income taxes from the cash-out at minimum statutory rates. Federal
income taxes will typically be withheld at a 25% rate; a 35% rate will be used to the
extent that the amount of the cash-out plus any other “supplemental income” previously
earned in 2007 exceed $1 million. Supplemental income is defined by the Internal
Revenue Service and includes items such as bonuses and income from stock option
exercises and restricted stock vesting. Please note that in addition to federal income taxes,
CDW will have to withhold state income taxes, Medicare taxes and social security taxes
to the extent applicable. Due to accounting rules and the process that needs to be
followed with Fidelity to process the cash-out for such a large number of coworkers at
once, we cannot accept requests to increase or decrease the rates of withholding.

The amount withheld may not accurately reflect the amount of taxes you may ultimately
owe on this income. We suggest that you consult with your tax advisor regarding the
impact that this cash-out will have on your particular situation. Because you may find
that you will need to make estimated tax payments or alter your withholding, you should
seek this guidance promptly to permit time to implement whatever additional actions you
and your advisor deem prudent.

What will happen at closing to my shares of restricted stock that vested in May 2007?

Unless you have sold these shares or moved them out of your Fidelity brokerage account,
these shares are held in your Fidelity brokerage account as shares that you own outright.
Fidelity will complete the steps necessary for these shares to be cashed out at closing.
The cash-out amount ($87.75 per share) will be placed in your brokerage account as soon
as administratively possible after closing. You do not need to take any actions to get
these shares cashed out.

If you moved the shares out of your Fidelity brokerage account, please contact your
broker to determine if there are any actions required to obtain your cash-out.

How will the cash-out of my shares of restricted stock that vested in May 2007 affect
my 2007 taxes?

No taxes will be withheld from this cash-out. Please consult a financial or tax advisor
regarding the impact that this cash-out will have on your particular tax situation. You
will be taxed at short-term capital gains rates, which are the same as ordinary income
rates, on the gain since vesting.


Cash-Out of ESPP Shares

What will happen to the shares of CDW stock that I have purchased through the
ESPP?

Unless you have sold these shares or moved them out of your Fidelity brokerage account,
these shares are held in your Fidelity brokerage account. Fidelity will complete the steps



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necessary for these shares to be cashed out at closing. The cash-out amount ($87.75 per
share) will be placed in your brokerage account as soon as administratively possible after
closing. You do not need to take any actions to get these shares cashed out.

If you moved the shares out of your Fidelity brokerage account, please contact your
broker to determine if there are any actions required to obtain your cash-out.

How will the cash-out of the shares that I purchased through the ESPP affect my
2007 taxes?

No taxes will be withheld from this cash-out. Please consult a financial or tax advisor
regarding the impact that this cash-out will have on your particular tax situation.
Whether you are taxed at capital gains rates or a combination of ordinary income and
capital gains rates will depend upon whether you have held the shares for at least two
years.

Cash-Out of Other CDW Shares

How will shares that I purchased outside of any CDW plan be treated in the
acquisition (for example, shares that I purchased through a broker outside of the
ESPP)?

These shares will be cashed out at $87.75 per share at closing. Please contact your broker
to determine if there are any actions required to obtain your cash-out.

How will the cash-out of the shares that I purchased outside of any CDW plan affect
my 2007 taxes?

No taxes will be withheld from this cash-out. Please consult a financial or tax advisor
regarding the impact that this cash-out will have on your particular tax situation. You
will be taxed at capital gains rates, either short-term or long-term depending upon how
long you held the shares.

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Forward-Looking Statements

Statements about the expected timing, completion and effects of the proposed merger
between CDW and an affiliate of Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC, and all other
statements in this document other than historical facts, constitute forward-looking
statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on
these forward-looking statements, each of which is qualified in its entirety by reference to
the following cautionary statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the
date hereof and are based on current expectations and involve a number of assumptions,
risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those



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projected in the forward-looking statements. CDW may not be able to complete the
proposed merger because of a number of factors, including, among other things, the
failure of financing or the failure to satisfy other closing conditions. Other risks and
uncertainties that may affect forward-looking statements are described in the reports filed
by CDW with the SEC under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended,
including without limitation CDW’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
December 31, 2006, and the definitive proxy statement dated July 13, 2007, relating to
the special meeting of shareholders that was held on August 9, 2007.




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