May 31, 2017

Tech Data Wins VMware Global Distributor 2016 Global Partner Innovation Award

CLEARWATER, Fla., May 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced that its Technology Solutions business, formerly a division of Avnet and now part of Tech Data, has been honored as a winner of a VMware 2016 Global Partner Innovation Award in the Global Distributor category. Tech Data was recognized at VMware Partner Leadership Summit 2017, held in Ranchos Palos Verdes, Calif.

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"This award reflects the strong relationship between Tech Data and VMware in championing cloud and virtualization technologies that fast-track the success of our partners and help their customers become more agile, responsive and profitable," said Rich Hume, executive vice president, chief operating officer at Tech Data. "Our relationship with VMware helps provide our partners with a set of solutions and tools that directly address their customers' pain points, from the data center, to the cloud, to mobile devices, and our team is dedicated to building on the success that we have enjoyed with VMware for nearly 15 years."

Recipients of a Global VMware Partner Innovation Award were acknowledged in 21 categories for outstanding performance and distinctive achievements during 2016.

"I am pleased to recognize this year's Global Partner Innovation Award winners, which are given to a select group of partners for their exceptional efforts in 2016," said Ross Brown, senior vice president, Worldwide Partners and Alliances, VMware. "VMware is proud to see Tech Data win Global Distributor of the Year, and we look forward to our continued collaboration."

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About VMware Partner Leadership Summit
VMware Partner Leadership Summit 2017 offered VMware partners the opportunity to engage with VMware executives and industry peers to explore business opportunities, customer use cases, solution practices and partnering best practices. An invitation-only event, VMware Partner Leadership Summit 2017 provided partners with resources to develop and execute comprehensive go-to-market plans in 2017 and beyond. The event concluded with awards ceremonies recognizing exemplary achievements in the VMware Partner ecosystem.

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 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost-effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.2 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2017. 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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