Tech Data Earns Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign 2013 Corporate Equality Index

Marks Eighth Straight Year With Perfect Score

CLEARWATER, Fla., Nov. 26, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) announced today that the company has earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) 2013 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The annual index scores companies based on their business practices and benefits for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees. This is the eighth consecutive year that Tech Data has received a 100 percent ranking.

"Tech Data's perfect score of 100 on the CEI for the eighth straight year is a reflection of our commitment to inclusion within our business operations to foster a diverse environment of collaboration," said Caryl Lucarelli, vice president of Human Resources at Tech Data. "We are proud to be the only distributor in the IT channel with a perfect score on this important list, designating Tech Data as a 'Best Place to Work' for LGBT employees. As part of our shared values of integrity and respect, Tech Data remains firmly opposed to discrimination throughout our organization and dedicated to providing our employees with the best possible working environment."  

The HRC's CEI report has become the gold standard for corporate policies and practices related to LGBT employees and their families, annually rating companies on 40 of these policies and practices. A total of 889 businesses have been rated in the 2013 CEI, including the entire Fortune 500. The top-rated businesses span nearly every industry and major geography of the United States. Businesses rated 100% are recognized as "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality."

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Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products. 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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