Tech Data's Dutkowsky Receives 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year(R) in Florida

CLEARWATER, Fla., June 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) announced that Bob Dutkowsky, the company's chief executive officer, was honored as a recipient of the 2015 Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Florida as Corporate Innovator. The group of leading entrepreneurs was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous award recipients, leading CEOs, and other regional business leaders. The award recipients were recognized at a black tie gala on June 11 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.

"For more than 40 years, Tech Data has shown its entrepreneurial spirit, continually reinventing itself within a dynamic industry," said Dutkowsky. "While I'm grateful for this award, it is truly a reflection of the talented and dedicated colleagues that I have the privilege to work with at Tech Data. It's through their efforts that we have grown, innovated and adapted to the dramatic changes in our marketplace."

The Entrepreneur of the Year Program honors entrepreneurs regionally in June, leading up to the national awards in November. Regional award recipients are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year National Program. Award recipients in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur of the Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. Now in its 29th year, the EY Entrepreneur of the Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.

"These entrepreneurs are inspiring leaders demonstrating the dedication and vision it takes to achieve noteworthy success," said Greg Rosica, EY Entrepreneur of the Year Florida program partner. "EY is proud to recognize these entrepreneurs and all of their tremendous contributions."

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 $27.7 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015. It is ranked No. 107 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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