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Tech Data Honored as a Winner of Microsoft's Operational Excellence -- Platinum Level Award

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CLEARWATER, Fla., Aug. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that it has received a Platinum Level Operational Excellence Award from Microsoft. Announced by Microsoft during today's Partner Broadcast call, Tech Data was recognized for delivering market-leading operational excellence supporting Microsoft technology throughout Microsoft's fiscal year 2013.

"We are honored to be recognized by Microsoft for our focused execution and the operational excellence that we provide our resellers," said Stacy Nethercoat, vice president, Product Marketing, Software and Cloud Services at Tech Data. "Our dedicated Microsoft team at Tech Data is focused on providing the solutions and services that best meet the needs of our channel partners, and we will continue to deliver the highest level of customer experience and support. We thank Microsoft for their continued partnership, and are committed to the development of successful channel initiatives to better enable resellers to deliver the best Microsoft solution for their customers."

Partners achieving this award outperformed their competitors in the North American channel, comprised of more than 30 organizations. Tech Data was recognized for superior operational excellence, meeting or exceeding specific requirements for the number of valid agreements in a variety of categories, as well as the number of on-time and valid order submissions and revenue reconciliation. By meeting or exceeding these conditions, winners have demonstrated their commitment to Microsoft and its end-customers.

"At Microsoft, we are extremely fortunate to work with incredibly passionate partners that consistently deliver outstanding service solutions to our customers," said Owen Roberts, general manager of Microsoft's Americas Operations Center. "The Operations Excellence award recognizes those partners that deliver high quality, innovative solutions and an exemplary customer experience. We thank them for their commitment and look forward to a long, strong partnership."

To speak with a dedicated Microsoft team member at Tech Data, contact (800) 237-8931, extension 82031, option 6, or microsoft@techdata.com.

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 120,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Source:Tech Data Corporation