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Tech Data Appoints Beth E. Simonetti to Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

CLEARWATER, Fla., Sept. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that it has appointed Beth E. Simonetti to Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). In this new role, Simonetti will lead the strategic direction and operations of Tech Data's worldwide Human Resources function, including talent management and retention, organizational and performance management, training and development, succession planning, employee benefits, and compensation. She joins the senior leadership team as an officer of the company, reporting to Bob Dutkowsky, chief executive officer. In her role she will also support the Compensation and Governance and Nominating Committees of the Board of Directors.

"We are pleased to welcome Beth to Tech Data's leadership team," said Dutkowsky. "As the global workforce continues to evolve, Beth's experience will be invaluable in our ongoing efforts to align our resources with the strategic objectives of our business and the demands of the marketplace. Our people are Tech Data's greatest asset, and we look forward to Beth's strategic leadership of this vital part or our organization and her contributions to the continued success of our company."

Simonetti joins Tech Data with more than 20 years of experience in human resource management. Most recently, she served as senior vice president, Human Resources at Baker & Taylor, Inc. since 2010. Prior to Baker & Taylor, she was an executive search consultant and was with Cardinal Health for 12 years in various HR leadership positions. Simonetti holds a B.S. from Miami University in Ohio and a Masters of Hospital and Health Services Administration from The Ohio State University.

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 www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Source:Tech Data Corporation