Tech Data's Pete Peterson Receives 2013 State Multicultural Leadership Award

Tech Data's Pete Peterson Receives 2013 State Multicultural Leadership Award

CLEARWATER, Fla., April 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation
(Nasdaq:TECD), a leading distributor of IT products and services, today
announced that Pete Peterson, the company's senior vice president, U.S. Sales,
has received the 2013 Florida Multicultural Leadership Award. The award was
presented to Peterson by the Florida Diversity Council earlier this month at
the Diversity and Leadership Conference in Orlando.

"We are proud to recognize Pete for being named the recipient of the 2013
Florida Multicultural Leadership Award," said Murray Wright, president, the
Americas at Tech Data. "Pete not only leads our U.S. sales team at Tech Data,
but he also serves as the executive sponsor of our Diversity and Inclusion
Council, dedicating his time and efforts to ensure we have a strong foundation
in fostering an inclusive environment for our employees. We congratulate Pete
on this honor."

Criteria to be considered for the award include:

  *Demonstrates leadership excellence in the public and/or private sectors
  *Sustains a record of accomplishments and/or contributions to field of work
    throughout scope of his/her career
  *Demonstrates leadership characteristics in community/or high visibility in
    the community
  *Retains commendable reputation with colleagues and superiors
  *Exhibits and demonstrates a commitment to the highest ethical standards
    and professional excellence

"On behalf of the National Diversity Council, it truly was an honor to
recognize Pete Peterson for his outstanding diversity efforts," said Dennis
Kennedy, chief executive officer of the Florida Diversity Council. "His
leadership within Tech Data's Diversity Council is a true demonstration of the
ideal Multicultural Leadership Award Recipient. We appreciate Pete's
attendance at this year's Diversity & Leadership Conference and congratulate
him for this admirable award."

About the Multicultural Leadership Award

There is something to be said of those who achieve excellence despite the
odds. While minorities are still underrepresented in powerful leadership
positions, there are still those who demonstrate the determination needed to
make a difference. The National Diversity Council seeks not only to uphold and
promote the principles of diversity and leadership but also seeks to recognize
those individuals who personify those principles. The Multicultural Leadership
Award is designed to recognize individuals who have made a difference through
their achievements and exemplify the ability to excel in their field.

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

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