Tech Data Named Zones 2013 Distributor of the Year

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CLEARWATER, Fla., Oct. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that it has been honored as Zones' 2013 Distributor of the Year. Receiving the award for the third time, Tech Data was recognized for partnering with Zones to provide integrated technology solutions. The award was presented at the 2014 Zones Partner Conference, held last week at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Wash.

"We are proud to be named the 2013 Distributor of the Year by Zones," said Pete Peterson, senior vice president, U.S. Sales at Tech Data. "We value our customers and are always seeking ways to enable their success, help them meet their goals, and profitably grow their businesses. This award reinforces our commitment to Zones, and we thank them for their continued partnership."

Zones, a single-source provider of IT solutions, recognized Tech Data for its engagement with Zones and for the best-in-class customer experience it provides to customers. Tech Data has worked closely with Zones to maintain a broad product offering and focus on the end-user experience, offering strategic marketing services, assigning dedicated resources, facilitating cross-functional meetings and delivering results that achieved improvement targets and increased success for both companies.

"Zones works with a comprehensive roster of best-in-class IT partners, delivering top-tier solutions and services to our customers," said Mark Nehring, senior vice president, Partner and Product Marketing at Zones. "The winners of our 2013 Partner Awards are the partners who reflect Zones' commitment to customer success and technology innovation. We thank Tech Data for their ongoing commitment to Zones and look forward to another year of growth in 2014."

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 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, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Zones

Zones, Inc., supports business, healthcare, the public sector, and specialty markets by applying innovative technology solutions across a variety of specializations including networking, security, software, storage, data center and virtualization. The Zones "Expert Connect" organization provides customers with the technical expertise needed for advanced solutions. Zones holds more than 55 of the highest distinct certifications in the industry including Cisco Gold, EMC Velocity Premier, Dell Server and Storage Technical, IBM System and Storage Technical, HP Enterprise Networking, and VMware Infrastructure, among others. Zones is also a certified MBE company. Incorporated in 1988, Zones, Inc., is headquartered in Auburn, Wash. More information is available at or by calling 800.408.9663.

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