August 30, 2016

Tech Data Wins Microsoft's Excellence in Operations Award

CLEARWATER, Fla., Aug. 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced it has received Microsoft's Gold Level Excellence in Operations Award for North America. Tech Data was recognized for delivering market-leading operational excellence supporting Microsoft technology in the North American IT channel over the past year.

"We are honored to be recognized by Microsoft for our commitment to operational excellence and strong performance," said Stacy Nethercoat, vice president, Tech Data Cloud, the Americas. "Tech Data's dedicated team of Microsoft experts is focused on providing the solutions and services that best fit the needs of our channel partners, while also delivering best-in-class customer experience and support. This award is a testament to the strength of our partnership with Microsoft, and we look forward to continued growth, innovation, and success together."

Tech Data was recognized for superior operational excellence by delivering more than two successful process improvement projects to optimize their Microsoft business operations. These projects helped establish continued success throughout the business for Microsoft, Tech Data, and the companies' mutual partners. By achieving the Gold Level Award, Tech Data has not only satisfied all the requirements of the Silver Level award, but has also implemented changes that exceeded expectations of the business.

"At Microsoft, we are extremely fortunate to work with incredibly passionate partners that consistently seek and drive improvements that empower our customers," said Owen Roberts, General Manager of Microsoft's Americas Operation Center. "The Operations Excellence Award recognizes our partners that are committed to the growth mindset of delivering high quality, innovative solutions and an exemplary customer experience. We thank them for their achievements in optimizing their operations and look forward to a continued long, strong partnership."

At Microsoft's 2016 Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), held July 10-14 in Toronto, Tech Data was the recipient of several additional awards from Microsoft. Tech Data's U.S. team received the U.S. Top Commercial Surface Distributor award, Tech Data Europe's Maverick team was recognized as the Worldwide Device Distributor of the Year for its Microsoft Surface Hub performance, and Tech Data Portugal received the Microsoft Cloud Service Provider (CSP) Partner of the Year award from Microsoft Portugal. Tech Data also received three Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Microsoft Frontline Partner awards at WPC.

Tech Data Cloud offers solution providers and managed service providers (MSPs) the capabilities needed to capitalize on cloud opportunities in the marketplace, including the tools to navigate and transform their businesses. The Tech Data Cloud team offers education, marketing, business planning, demand creation, sales training and services to enable partners to successfully sell cloud products and solutions. To learn more about offerings through Tech Data Cloud, call (800) 237-8931 ext. 87663, email tdcloud@techdata.com, or visit www.techdata.com/tdcloud.

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 105,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2016. It is ranked No. 108 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies."  To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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