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Tech Data's Jackie Baron Named to 'Power 100 Women of the Channel' by CRN Magazine

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CLEARWATER, Fla., June 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that Jackie Baron, the company's director of Credit Operations and TDCustomer Care has been recognized as one of the "Power 100 Women of the Channel" by UBM Tech Channel's CRN. This year's Women of the Channel were chosen by the editors of CRN based on their achievements as executives and the amount of influence they wield over the technology channel. These women represent a changing trend in a traditionally male dominated industry. CRN's annual list recognizes nearly 300 female executives across vendor channel organizations, distributors and solution providers for their accomplishments over the past year, and the far-reaching impact they are having on the technology industry going forward.

Baron has been with Tech Data for 20 years, and currently serves as director of Credit Operations and TDCustomer Care at Tech Data. Prior to her current position, Baron served as director of Sales Planning, in which she and her team were responsible for supporting TechSelect, Tech Data's premier community of more than 400 SMB resellers, representing more than $1 billion in combined annual sales. During Baron's career at Tech Data, she has lead numerous strategic initiatives aligning Tech Data's vast sales, marketing and services offerings to better connect some of the world's largest technology resellers with industry leading hardware and software producers.

"We honor and congratulate this list of influential women who are dedicated to supporting the mission of the channel," said Robert Faletra, chief executive officer, UBM Tech Channel. "For years, we have identified and celebrated the women who have made an indelible mark on the technology industry through unmatched innovation and razor focus on meeting the needs of the IT channel community."

"We are proud to recognize Jackie on this well-deserved achievement as 'Power 100 Women of the Channel'," said Pete Peterson, senior vice president, U.S. Sales at Tech Data. "A valued member of the Tech Data team, Jackie exemplifies integrity in her everyday achievements while always maintaining a positive disposition. When Jackie takes on an initiative at Tech Data, we are confident in successful execution. Jackie demonstrates leadership at Tech Data, and we look forward to her continued success."

Baron's selection marks the eighth straight year Tech Data has been represented on CRN's Women of the Channel list. A special feature of the Women of the Channel is in the June issue of CRN magazine and expanded coverage of The 100 Most Powerful Women of the Channel will be featured online at www.crn.com.

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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 120,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. Tech Data generated $25.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2013, and is ranked 119th on the Fortune 500®. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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