BrightPoint Announces Record Date for Special Meeting of Shareholders

BrightPoint Announces Record Date for Special Meeting of Shareholders

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brightpoint, Inc.
("BrightPoint") (Nasdaq:CELL), a global leader in providing device lifecycle
services to the wireless and high-tech industries, today announced that it has
established a record date for the special meeting of BrightPoint shareholders
to vote on the previously announced proposed merger agreement under which
Ingram Micro Inc. ("Ingram Micro") will acquire BrightPoint. BrightPoint's
shareholders of record at the close of business on August 14, 2012 (the
"Record Date") will be entitled to vote at the special meeting. The
BrightPoint board of directors set the date for the special meeting of
BrightPoint shareholders to be September 19, 2012 at 9:00am ET at
BrightPoint's corporate headquarters at 7635 Interactive Way, Suite 200,
Indianapolis, IN 46278.

About Brightpoint, Inc.

Brightpoint, Inc. (Nasdaq:CELL) is a global leader in providing device
lifecycle services to the wireless and high-tech industries. In 2011,
BrightPoint handled more than 112 million wireless devices globally.
BrightPoint's 5 key service areas – Plan, Market, Customize, Move, Recover,
offer over 110 innovative services, such as distribution channel management,
procurement, inventory management, reverse logistics and repair services,
software loading, kitting and customized packaging, fulfillment, product
customization, eBusiness solutions, and other outsourced services that
integrate seamlessly with its customers' IT systems and
operations.BrightPoint's effective and efficient platform allows its
customers to benefit from rapidly deployed, flexible and cost effective
solutions. BrightPoint has more than 4,000 employees, as well as a significant
number of temporary staff, and a global footprint covering more than 35
countries, including 13 Latin American countries through its investment in
Intcomex, Inc. In 2011, BrightPoint generated revenue of $5.2 billion, from
customers in over 75 countries. BrightPoint provides distribution and
customized services through over 100,000 points-of-sale and to over 25,000 B2B
customers worldwide. Additional information about BrightPoint can be found on
its website at www.BrightPoint.com, or by calling its toll-free Information
and Investor Relations line at 877-IIR-CELL (877-447-2355).

Additional Information and Where to Find It

BrightPoint filed a proxy statement with the SEC on July 19, 2012 and intends
to furnish or file other materials with the SEC in connection with the
proposed merger. The definitive proxy statement will be sent or given to the
shareholders of BrightPoint and will contain important information about the
proposed transaction and related matters. BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING DECISION,
BRIGHTPOINT'S SHAREHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AND THOSE
OTHER MATERIALS CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT BRIGHTPOINT AND THE PROPOSED MERGER. The proxy
statement and other relevant materials (when they become available), and any
other documents filed by BrightPoint with the SEC, may be obtained free of
charge at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. In addition, shareholders will be
able to obtain free copies of the proxy statement from BrightPoint by
contacting BrightPoint's Investor Relations by telephone at (317)707-2745, or
by mail at Brightpoint, Inc., 7635 Interactive Way, Suite 200, Indianapolis,
Indiana, 46278, Attention: Investor Relations, or by going to BrightPoint's
Investor Relations section on its corporate website at www.BrightPoint.com.

Participants in the Solicitation

BrightPoint and its directors and executive officers may be deemed to be
participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of
BrightPoint in connection with the proposed merger. Information regarding the
interests of these directors and executive officers in the transaction
described herein will be included in the proxy statement described above.
Additional information regarding these directors and executive officers is
included in BrightPoint's proxy statement for its 2012 Annual Meeting of
Shareholders, which was filed with the SEC on March23, 2012 and in
BrightPoint's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December31, 2011,
which was filed with the SEC on February29, 2012.

CONTACT: Brightpoint, Inc.
         Tom Ward
         Investor Relations
         317-707-2745
        
         Brightpoint, Inc.
         Bill Casey
         Global Marketing
         317-707-2057