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Tech Data Earns Top Marks in 2015 Corporate Equality Index

CLEARWATER, Fla., Nov. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that it has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), earning the distinction of being a "Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality." This marks the tenth straight year that Tech Data has earned a perfect score on the CEI, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality that is administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

"Tech Data is honored to earn a perfect score on the CEI for the tenth straight year," said Caryl Lucarelli, vice president, Human Resources at Tech Data. "Diversity and Inclusion is the cornerstone of Tech Data's culture. This year, we added a dedicated resource to this important program as we continue to foster an environment of integrity and respect for our employees and channel partners. We are proud to be recognized on the CEI and applaud other organizations that support these important practices."

"In order to achieve a perfect score, a company has to show a deep and serious commitment to treating their LGBT employees fairly and equally on the job," said Chad Griffin, president, Human Rights Campaign. "We also look at whether a company is speaking out in the public square to advocate for LGBT equality here in this country and around the world. Tech Data not only meets these standards, it goes above and beyond the call of duty, making commitment to equality a fundamental aspect of its corporate values."

Tech Data is one of 364 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year. The 2015 CEI rated 972 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 resulted in its 100 percent ranking and designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

For more information on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

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.

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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