Company Named to List for Fifth Consecutive Year
CLEARWATER, Fla., Feb. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tech Data
Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD), one of the world’s largest distributors of
IT products and services, today announced that it has been named a
“World’s Most Admired Company” by FORTUNE magazine for the fifth
straight year. The World’s Most Admired list is compiled on behalf of
FORTUNE by the Hay Group, a global management consulting firm, through
surveying more than 3,800 company executives, directors, and industry
analysts. Tech Data ranked fourth overall in the Wholesalers:
Electronics and Office Equipment category.
“It is an honor to be named to this prestigious list for the fifth
straight year, exemplifying our team’s continued commitment to the
success of our customers, vendor partners, shareholders, and each
other,” said Bob Dutkowsky, chief executive officer at Tech Data. “With
more than 9,000 employees worldwide, we are committed to providing our
channel partners with an industry-best customer experience while
fostering a work environment that promotes diversity and inclusion. I
am proud to once again congratulate our team for making Tech Data one
of the ‘World’s Most Admired’ companies.”
FORTUNE’s Most Admired list is the definitive report card on corporate
reputations. Companies are ranked by nine key attributes, from
investment value to social responsibility. The Hay Group compiled its
data from approximately 1,400 companies: the 1,000 largest U.S.
companies ranked by revenue and non-U.S. companies in FORTUNE’s Global
500 database with revenue of $10 billion or more. A total of 692
companies from 30 countries were surveyed.
The 2014 list of FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies is available
online at www.FORTUNE.com. The complete list will be featured in
FORTUNE’s February 27, 2014 issue. In addition to FORTUNE’s list of the
Most Admired Companies, Tech Data is ranked #119 on the FORTUNE 500.
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 120,000
resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost
effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. Tech
Data generated $25.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended
January 31, 2013, and is ranked No. 119 on the Fortune 500(R). To learn
more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.