Tech Data Earns Top Marks in 2016 Corporate Equality Index

CLEARWATER, Fla., Nov. 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that it has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), earning the distinction of being a "Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality." This marks the eleventh 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 (HRC) Foundation.

"We are proud to be recognized as one of the best places to work for LGBT equality," said Beth Simonetti, senior vice president and Chief Human Resources Officer at Tech Data. "In order to increase recruitment, retention and employee engagement, Tech Data has created a culture that is inclusive of all people. Earning a perfect score on the CEI for the eleventh straight year demonstrates our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace."

"In this 2016 Corporate Equality Index, hundreds of major businesses responded to our new standards for workplace equality with exceptional leadership," Deena Fidas, director, Workplace Equality Program at HRC Foundation. "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 407 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year. The 2016 CEI rated 1,027 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 2016 CEI, or to download a free copy of the report, visit

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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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