Tech Data Appoints Sheri Hedlund to Vice President of Product Marketing, HP Solutions Group

Tech Data Appoints Sheri Hedlund to Vice President of Product Marketing, HP
Solutions Group

CLEARWATER, Fla., Sept. 27, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation
(Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that it has appointed Sheri Hedlund to vice
president, Product Marketing, Hewlett Packard ("HP") Solutions Group. In this
role, Hedlund will lead the Company's sales, marketing, technical, and supply
chain operations supporting the full HP Solutions portfolio, driving partner
enablement across the entire HP offering. Hedlund will report to Joe Quaglia,
the Company's senior vice president, U.S. Marketing and president, TDMobility.

Hedlund joins Tech Data after 12 years of progressive leadership positions at
HP, most recently serving as director, PSG Channel and SMB Business
Management, U.S. Category. In this role, Hedlund was the executive leader for
HP's $4B+ United States channel sales region, encompassing all commercial PSG
business units and customer segments. Prior to HP, she was with CYNET, Inc. as
director, Product Management. Hedlund holds a B.A. in Psychology from Texas
Lutheran University.

"Sheri's collaborative leadership style and proven record of overachieving
business goals make her a great fit to lead Tech Data's strategic HP
business," said Quaglia. "Our HP Solutions Group is tasked with enhancing the
processes and tools that simplify the deployment of HP solutions, as well as
increasing efficiency and profitability for HP partners supporting end users
of all sizes in both the public and private sectors. I am confident in Sheri's
ability to lead our HP relationship and business results to mutually
successful, channel-leading levels."

In July, Tech Data announced the expansion of its HP Solutions Group offering
with the addition of HP Integrity and HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) servers,
as well as the introduction of an exclusive new HP configuration portal, HP
Advanced Customer Experience Solution (ACES), which enables HP partners to
proactively manage requests, track service levels, and receive real-time
reporting on all HP enterprise servers, storage, and networking configurations
via a custom web portal. The ACES portal will be made available to the full
partner community in the late Fall to support and accelerate business growth
and expansion opportunities.

"I am excited to join Tech Data and lead the continued growth of the HP
Solutions Group," said Hedlund. "I look forward to leveraging my experience
within HP to deepen our partnership, deliver a best-in-class experience,
further enhance our offerings and enable our resellers to profitably grow
their HP enterprise businesses." 

Hedlund will also oversee the evolution of Solution360, a collaboration
between Tech Data and HP that delivers complete solutions, unprecedented
expertise, all-around service, and conception-to-completion offerings for all
of the IT needs of HP channel partners. Tech Data also leverages its HP
Solutions Center in Clearwater, which is an HP Cloud Center of Excellence, to
enable its partners to access and experience the HP platform firsthand.

For more information or to speak with a dedicated HP representative at Tech
Data, contact the HP Solutions Group at (800) 237-8931, ext. 80174.

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of
technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics
capabilities and value added services enable 125,000 resellers in more than
100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse
technology needs of end users. Tech Data generated $26.5 billion in net sales
for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2012, and is ranked 109th on the Fortune
500^®. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com.

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