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Tech Data Appoints Patrick M. Stokes to Vice President, Tech Data Mobile Solutions

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CLEARWATER, Fla., July 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that it has appointed Patrick M. Stokes to vice president, Tech Data Mobile Solutions. In this role, Stokes will lead the strategic direction for Tech Data Mobile Solutions within the U.S., as well as a wide range of associated mobility programs, partner enablement initiatives, and engagement activities.

"We are pleased to welcome Patrick to the Tech Data Mobile Solutions team," said Rod Millar, senior vice president, Worldwide, Tech Data Mobile Solutions. "Patrick's track record and experience will continue the strong momentum we have built in mobile distribution and services globally. As we continue to grow the Americas business within the mobile space and leverage our leading position in Europe, Patrick's experience will prove to be invaluable."

Stokes joins Tech Data with 24 years of experience in the mobile telecommunications industry. Most recently, Stokes served as president and chief executive officer of Sage Brothers Holdings, an organization founded to create shareholder value by acquiring, better managing, and converting target firms to minority business enterprises. Previously, Stokes was the president and chief operating officer of Brightstar, where he helped transform the company into an industry leader in the mobile distribution space. At Brightstar, Stokes and his team defined the strategies, structure, products, and processes that led the U.S. to become the first billion-dollar country in the company's history. Prior to Brightstar, Stokes held senior executive roles in sales, distribution, and M&A with Verizon and Sprint. Stokes earned a bachelor's degree in Biology with a minor in Sports Medicine from Western Maryland College and an MBA in Entrepreneurial and Strategic Management from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business.

For more information about Tech Data Mobile Solutions, please contact a team member at (800) 237-8931 or email TDM_Sales@techdata.com.

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 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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