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Tech Data Named Best Distribution Sales and Support by ASCII Group

Tech Data Named Best Distribution Sales and Support by ASCII Group

CLEARWATER, Fla., March 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Focused on delivering the
best customer experience and support to its partners, Tech Data Corporation
(Nasdaq:TECD) was named "Best Distribution Sales and Support" by the ASCII
Group, Inc. (ASCII) at the ASCII I.T. Success Summit, held recently at
Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club in Palm Harbor, FL.

"This award reinforces our strong partnership with the ASCII Group and its
members," said Greg Banning, vice president, SMB Sales at Tech Data. "Tech
Data and ASCII share a focus on adding value through customized education and
training to meet the needs of solution providers in the channel. The ASCII
Group provides a beneficial network for solution providers, and we are proud
to deliver the best support for its members."

This prestigious award was presented to the technology company that is deemed
to have the best distribution sales support in the IT industry. The awards are
voted on by the solution provider attendees at the event. Tech Data supports
ASCII's community of solution providers, integrators and resellers through
education and training, as well as with dedicated system engineers, online
tools like the Solutions Store, and special competitive pricing.

"Partner groups like ASCII and IAMCP are important to our channel partners
because of the valuable member benefits they provide," said Tiffany Embry,
director of Product Marketing, Software at Tech Data. "The tools and services
provided give channel partners the opportunity to share best practices,
leverage relationships to complement their businesses, and gain education and
training as they need to enhance their business practice. Tech Data's Software
Product Marketing team will continue to be an active supporter of both."

"We congratulate Tech Data on winning this award from the ASCII members at our
Tampa Success Summit," stated Doug Young, senior vice president for
Distribution Programs and chief operating officer of the ASCII Group."We have
had a productive long-term relationship with Tech Data for over 20 years, and
we are pleased that our members have recognized Tech Data for the efforts they
have made to support small and medium-sized solution providers."

The Tech Data model enables technology solution providers, manufacturers and
publishers to cost-effectively sell to and support end users ranging from
small-to-midsize businesses (SMB) to large enterprises. Tech Data provides
services that are a platform for resellers' business success.

To learn more about Tech Data's Microsoft support of the ASCII members, or to
speak with a Microsoft Product Sales Champion, please contact 800-237-8931,
ext. 82031.

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) is one of the world's largest wholesale
distributors of technology products. Its advanced logistics capabilities and
value added services enable 120,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to
efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end
users. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com.

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