Tech Data Earns Top Marks in 2014 Corporate Equality Index

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CLEARWATER, Fla., Dec. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that it has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Tech Data joins the ranks of 303 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year. This is the ninth consecutive year that Tech Data has received a 100 percent ranking.

"Tech Data is proud to earn a perfect score on the CEI for the ninth straight year, demonstrating our dedication and commitment to providing a diverse and inclusive community for our employees," said Caryl Lucarelli, vice president of Human Resources at Tech Data. "Recognized as the only distributor in the IT channel with a perfect score on this important list, we strive to set an example for the industry as well as our local community. We have a long history of shared values, integrity and respect, and we remain focused on continuing the tradition of supporting a culture of shared opportunities."

The 2014 CEI rated 934 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. Tech Data's efforts in satisfying all of the CEI's criteria resulting in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

For more information on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit

About Tech Data

Ranked No. 119 on the Fortune® 500, 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 The Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

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