Tech Data Named Global and U.S. Distributor of the Year at the 2014 Cisco Partner Summit

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CLEARWATER, Fla., March 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that it received two Cisco® Partner Summit awards for Global Distributor of the Year and U.S. Distributor of the Year. The awards were presented at the 2014 Cisco Partner Summit held this week at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. Tech Data was recognized by Cisco for its channel innovations, unique enablement programs, business performance and profitable growth.

"We are honored to be recognized as Cisco's Global and U.S. Distributor of the Year," said Bob Dutkowsky, chief executive officer at Tech Data. "Cisco has been a valued partner for more than 18 years, and the past year has been particularly successful in our strategic relationship. These awards are a testament to the hard work and commitment of our team throughout the world to execute and innovate on behalf of our vendor partners while enabling the success of our customers. As Tech Data celebrates its 40th year, we thank Cisco for their ongoing partnership and look forward to continued success together."

The awards presented to Tech Data recognize its excellence, quality in execution and outstanding business performance in 2013. The award reinforces Tech Data's leadership in innovation, business impact and alignment with Cisco. Cisco also recognized Tech Data for its ability to leverage its ecosystem to help capture new market opportunities and capitalize on strategic business objectives.

"The U.S. Distributor of the Year award reflects our Cisco Solutions Group's continued strategic focus on delivering outstanding results for our channel partners," said Angie Beltz, vice president, Product Marketing, Cisco Solutions Group at Tech Data. "Through our commitment to execution, exclusive business-building programs like Ignite, and award-winning offerings like Momentum, we will continue to enable profitable growth for Cisco channel partners in the U.S. and throughout the world. Congratulations to the entire dedicated Cisco team at Tech Data for an outstanding year, as well as those throughout our entire organization who contribute to the success of our partnership every day."

Cisco Partner Summit global awards recognize exemplary channel partners who demonstrate best-in-class business practices and serve as a model to the industry. Areas of consideration include innovative practices, application successes, unique programs, problem solving and sales approaches. All winners are selected by a group of Cisco Worldwide Partnering Organization and regional executives.

"Cisco is privileged to work alongside the most talented channel partners in the industry, and we remain committed to our partners' success," said Edison Peres, senior vice president, Worldwide Channels, Cisco. "We are honored to award Tech Data both the Global and U.S. Distributor of the Year and acknowledge their outstanding achievements."

Tech Data's Cisco Solutions Group has created a best-in-class partner enablement practice through innovative offerings like Momentum, Tech Data's customized tool that helps resellers accelerate their Cisco practices. With its award-winning execution strategy and innovations, Tech Data expanded its partner base leveraging Momentum. This generated new specializations and improved partner sales capabilities to enable them to drive outstanding business growth and data center expansion.

To learn more about Tech Data's Cisco practice, please contact one of Tech Data's dedicated Cisco team members at (800) 237-8931, ext. 77776, or visit the Tech Data Cisco Manufacturer Store at

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) 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. Tech Data generated $25.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2013. It is ranked No. 119 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies." To learn more, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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