Tech Data Awarded HP Partner in Excellence Award

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CLEARWATER, Fla., Feb. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A world leading distributor of IT products and services, Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that it has been recognized with an HP Partner in Excellence Award for U.S. Philanthropy at the 2013 HP Global Partner Conference.

"Giving back to the community is a way of life at Tech Data, and we are honored to be recognized by our partners at HP for our philanthropy efforts," said Murray Wright, President, the Americas at Tech Data. "We are committed to ensuring ongoing support to our community through a coordinated volunteer and community giving program, and we are proud of the creative and diverse ways in which we have engaged our employees to donate their time, financial support and other in-kind support to our community. Positively impacting lives through giving is the most rewarding part of our charitable efforts."

HP Partner in Excellence Award winners are selected by a panel of HP Channel executives and presented to outstanding HP partners worldwide who have demonstrated exceptional business performance, achieved significant overall growth, have delivered innovative solutions to customers, or have demonstrated IT innovation through philanthropic activities in their local communities.

"It is an honor to recognize the efforts of Tech Data, this year's HP Partner in Excellence – U.S. Philanthropy Award winner. Tech Data exemplifies the spirit of good citizenship; dedicating time, talent and technology to solve some of today's toughest social challenges for the benefit of the communities in which its employees live and work," said Scott Dunsire, vice president and general manager, U.S. Channel Sales, Printing & Personal Systems Americas, HP. "We thank Tech Data for their contributions and for their continued partnership with HP."

The HP Partner in Excellence Award for U.S. Philanthropy honors Tech Data for its significant charitable efforts as demonstrated by a variety of corporate and employee-driven philanthropy initiatives that seek to better the community through both monetary donations and in-kind contributions. Most notably, Tech Data raised nearly half a million dollars through its annual United Way campaign, benefitting more than 60 different agencies supported by United Way. The company also donated more than $200,000 worth of IT equipment to Academy Prep Centers for Education, nonprofit private middle schools in the Tampa Bay area for students who qualify for need-based scholarships. Additionally, in response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Tech Data was instrumental in providing equipment, services and support that helped ensure the school could continue to function in its temporary location.

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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 125,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. Tech Data generated $26.5 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2012, and is ranked 109th on the Fortune 500®. To learn more, visit

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