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Tech Data First to Offer 4G Tablet Activation to the Channel Through Verizon Partner Program



Tech Data First to Offer 4G Tablet Activation to the Channel Through Verizon
Partner Program

CLEARWATER, Fla., March 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adding to its
channel-leading mobility platform, Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today
announced the company's agreement with Verizon through TDMobility, its
end-to-end mobility solutions offering. Through the agreement, Tech Data
becomes the first distributor participating in the Verizon Partner Program to
enable 4G tablet activation. TDMobility and its complete suite of solutions
can now enhance the tablet user experience for its customers by leveraging
Verizon's, 4G LTE wireless network.

"Verizon has really stepped up in the channel, enabling the activation of a
complete portfolio of mobile tablet solutions, including the iPad, on the
largest LTE network for the VAR community," said Charles Kriete, executive
vice president, TDMobility. "TDMobility is focused on providing the best
mobility services and solutions for our resellers, and partnering with Verizon
is a natural extension of our commitment to simplifying the mobility space."

As part of the agreement, Tech Data will act as the connecting agent between
Verizon and its channel of more than 60,000 solution providers. 

"Verizon welcomes Tech Data as one of its strategic channel partners given
their strong industry reputation, proven track record and extensive
relationships," said Janet Schijns, vice president of medium business and
channels with Verizon Enterprise Solutions.  "Tech Data will play a key role
in helping us deliver powerful mobility solutions that create new business
opportunities for our partners and customers."

A joint-venture between Brightstar and Tech Data, TDMobility has a
sophisticated infrastructure that simplifies resellers' entry into the mobile
market, providing the industry's first end-to-end platform encompassing mobile
hardware, software, service plans, activation and billing. TDMobility features
two flagship offerings, CellManage™ and TDActivate™, designed to streamline
the mobile supply chain and end-users' wireless infrastructure while saving
reseller customers both time and money.

"Enterprise mobility involves a whole infrastructure and ecosystem beyond the
device, and customers want to rely on a single, trusted partner for advice,
design and implementation of a comprehensive solution," said Andrea Bradshaw,
senior director, mobility solutions at CDW, a leading provider of technology
products and services to business, government, education and healthcare. "Tech
Data's Verizon Wireless partnership provides a key piece to those
comprehensive solutions, enabling customers to access a large network through
leading solutions providers like CDW."

To learn more about TDMobility's 4G tablet activation through Verizon, contact
the TDMobility team at (800) 237-8931, ext. 83662 or tdmobility@techdata.com.

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.

The Tech Data Corporation logo is available at
http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=10666

CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACT
         Amanda Little
         Public Relations Manager
         (727) 538-5803
         amanda.little@techdata.com

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