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Tech Data Europe Named 2014 Microsoft Distribution Partner of the Year

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CLEARWATER, Fla. and BARCELONA, Spain, July 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that Tech Data Europe has been named the 2014 Distribution Partner of the Year by Microsoft. The awards were presented at the 2014 Microsoft World Partner Conference (WPC) held last week at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft Corp. partners for excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

At WPC, Tech Data Europe was also named winner of the Worldwide Sales Achievement Award 2014 for SMB Distribution for the second consecutive year.

"Tech Data is proud to have been named Microsoft Distribution Partner of the Year and to have received its Sales Achievement Award for SMB Distribution," said Reza Honarmand, vice president, Software and Cloud at Tech Data Europe. "Our two companies have a long-standing, 25-year relationship and we know that it takes constant innovation to succeed. We have been helping Microsoft to drive its vision and, over the past year, we have been more creative and adventurous than ever in taking Microsoft's messages around subscription services, mobility and devices to market. This accolade is a reward for the effort and imagination of our European team and country operations. It will inspire us to be even more ambitious and inventive and drive more growth with Microsoft and its partners."

Awards were presented in multiple categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 3,000 entrants from 117 different countries worldwide. Tech Data Europe was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services in distribution.

"Microsoft's success as a company depends on great partners, and Tech Data is a shining example of the kind of innovation our partner ecosystem drives year after year," said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. "We are honored to recognize Tech Data Europe as this year's winner of the 2014 Microsoft Distribution Partner of the Year award and we applaud Tech Data's dedication to providing innovative solutions that drive results for our mutual customers."

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.8 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2014. It is ranked No. 111 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies." To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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