Tech Data Wins ChannelPro-SMB Readers' Choice Awards

Named Winner in Categories of Best Hardware/Software Catalog and Best RMA

CLEARWATER, Fla., June 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that it has been named a winner in the 2012 ChannelPro-SMB Readers' Choice Awards in the categories of Distributors: Best Hardware/Software Catalog and Distributors: Best Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA). The Company was also named runner-up in the categories of Distributors: Best Cloud/MSP Service Offerings, Distributors: Best Financing Option, Distributors: Best Sales Support, and Distributors: Best Training Program.

"We are honored to be recognized by the ChannelPro-SMB community for our commitment to SMB resellers," said Pete Peterson, Senior Vice President of Sales at Tech Data. "These awards reflect our focused efforts to make our SMB resellers a priority for Tech Data, as well as the hard work and dedication of our team to provide them with the products, solutions, support and training they need to grow successful businesses. We look forward to continued growth and continued expansion of our product offering in this key space."

Readers of ChannelPro-SMB were invited to participate in the channel's first SMB-focused Readers' Choice Awards by casting their votes for the most SMB- and partner-friendly channel products, technologies, services, programs, and professional organizations in 62 categories, via the publication's website. For each category, they were asked to select the option that best satisfies the unique business requirements, work styles, and budgets of their small and midsize business clients, as well as those that best serve their own partner organizations. The survey was fielded in January and February 2012, drawing participation from nearly 1,000 VARs, MSPs, systems integrators, custom builders, and IT consultants in the channel.

"Our readers are as passionate and selective about the tools they choose for their businesses as they are about the technologies they offer to their SMB clients," said Cecilia Galvin, executive editor of ChannelPro-SMB. "We were gratified to see such a high level of enthusiasm for the survey on the part of our readers, helping us compile the first rankings of their kind for SMBs and the channel pro organizations that serve them."

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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 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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