Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced its U.S. region has been named 2011 Distributor of the Year by F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) in recognition of the strategic value the distributor provides to mutual channel partners.

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Ingram Micro Earns Distributor of the Year Honors From F5 Networks

Leading Distributor's Advanced Technology Division Recognized as Top Americas Performer in F5's 2011 Annual Channel Partner Awards (April 09, 2012)

SANTA ANA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/09/12 -- Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced its U.S. region has been named 2011 Distributor of the Year by F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) in recognition of the strategic value the distributor provides to mutual channel partners.

The accolade was presented as part of F5's annual Channel Partner of the Year Awards, which recognize partners that represent the top performers across F5's network of North and South American channel programs. In selecting Ingram Micro, F5 executives underscored the distributor's successful track record in 2011 and its focus on F5 as a strategic vendor.

"We're pleased to honor Ingram Micro's outstanding achievements in helping us drive F5's success," says Steve McChesney, regional vice president of F5 Channel Sales in the Americas. "Ingram Micro's Advanced Technology Division and Networking and Security Business Unit (NSBU) took F5's business to a new level in 2011, with outstanding execution and a dedicated order management team that's second to none."

Throughout the year, Ingram Micro consistently promoted the benefits of F5's Unity Partner Program, adding market development resources and leveraging a product demo program to equip the channel with the tools required to achieve success. The value added distributor also empowered its internal sales teams by expanding their sales certifications and becoming F5-certified sales professionals.


"We are extremely honored to be recognized by F5 for our strong performance in 2011 and ongoing commitment to enabling the success of our mutual channel partners. Our Networking and Security Business Unit plays a key role in executing against F5's U.S. channel growth initiatives and delivers a specialized, high-touch sales strategy that is proven to help F5's partners flourish," says Eric Kohl, senior director, Advanced Technology Division, Ingram Micro U.S. "Together with F5, our continued dedication to results-driven execution has produced a very strong and lasting partnership."

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About Ingram Micro Inc.
As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics, technical and financial support, managed and cloud-based services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving more than 150 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.

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