November 10, 2017

Tech Data Earns Perfect Score in 2018 Corporate Equality Index

Marks 13th Consecutive Year as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality

CLEARWATER, Fla., Nov. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) proudly announced that it has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). This marks the 13th consecutive year that Tech Data has received a perfect score on the CEI, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

"Diversity and inclusion are deeply rooted in Tech Data's culture," said Beth Simonetti, executive vice president, Chief Human Resources Officer at Tech Data. "As our footprint continues to grow across the globe, our diverse workforce makes us stronger and more innovative than ever before. We are honored to once again be named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality and remain committed to advancing workplace equality for the LGBTQ community."

Tech Data joins the ranks of a record 609 U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year. The 2018 CEI evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. Tech Data's efforts in satisfying all of the CEI's criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit

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About Tech Data
Tech Data connects the world with the power of technology. Our end-to-end portfolio of products, services and solutions, highly specialized skills, and expertise in next-generation technologies enable channel partners to bring to market the products and solutions the world needs to connect, grow and advance. Tech Data is ranked No. 107 on the Fortune 500® and has been named one of Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies" for eight straight years. To find out more, visit or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

About The Human Rights Campaign Foundation 
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

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