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Ingram Micro Announces Groundbreaking of Northeast Distribution Center

Technology Distributor to Build 600,000 Sq. Ft Facility with Expansion Potential of Up to One Million Sq. Ft.

SANTA ANA, Calif. and HARRISBURG, Penn., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE:IM) , the world's leading wholesale distributor of technology products and services, today announced its plans to build a 600,000 sq. ft. Northeast distribution center in Lickdale, Penn., which is approximately 18 miles from Harrisburg.

Construction of the new center, which has the potential to be expanded to more than one million square feet, is scheduled to begin October 1, 1998. The building will be located on a 100-acre site. Ingram Micro has contracted with High Construction, Inc., of Lancaster, Penn. to build the facility.

The company expects to occupy the new center by late 1999. At that time, the current 230,000-sq. ft. facility in Harrisburg, Penn. will be relocated to the new center. In addition to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, more than 100 associates, dignitaries and Ingram Micro executives are scheduled to attend the groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, July 14 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

"When we decided to expand our company's operations, we looked at all of our options, including locations in other states," said Sanat Dutta, executive vice president Ingram Micro Inc. and president Ingram Micro U.S. "But our current workforce in central Pennsylvania and Gov. Ridge's commitment to helping companies grow and create jobs, made Pennsylvania an obvious choice. Gov. Ridge knows that computer technology is driving today's global economy and worked closely with us to make this expansion a reality."

"Ingram Micro's decision to expand its northeast distribution center in central Pennsylvania is proof positive that we have a highly skilled workforce that knows what it takes to get the job done," said Gov. Tom Ridge.

"In less than a decade, Ingram Micro has grown into the world's largest wholesale distributor of high-tech products. The infusion of computer technology is impacting Pennsylvania's economy and society in ways never dreamt of just a few years ago. That is why my administration will continue to work hard to bring to Pennsylvania jobs that fuel the technology industry. We welcome Ingram Micro's expansion and the new jobs it will bring to Lebanon County."

Other Recent Ingram Micro Expansion Efforts

In June, the company announced plans to construct one of the largest and most technologically advanced distribution centers in Europe. The center will be 500,000-sq. ft. and will serve The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. In late Oct. 1997, Ingram Micro celebrated the grand opening of its 600,000-sq. ft. distribution center in Millington, Tenn.

About Ingram Micro Inc.

Ingram Micro Inc., headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., is the world's leading wholesale distributor of technology products and services, and a leading provider of assembly and integration services, with 1997 sales of more than $16.5 billion. The company and its affiliates operate in 31 countries, distributing more than 145,000 products to more than 100,000 resellers in 120 countries. Ingram Micro can be found at

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release may be forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Words such as "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations and projections about the technology distribution industry and assumptions made by Ingram Micro's management and are not guarantees of future performance. Therefore, actual events and results may differ materially from those expressed or forecasted in the forward-looking statements due to factors such as those identified in Exhibit 99.1 of Ingram Micro's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 3, 1998. Other risks or uncertainties may be detailed from time to time in Ingram Micro's future Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Ingram Micro undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements in this press release.

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Source: Ingram Micro Inc.

Contact: Carrie Brooks, Media Relations of Ingram Micro Inc.,


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