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Ingram Micro Earns F5 Networks Americas Distributor Partner of the Year Award

Win marks the third consecutive year F5 has recognized the IT business leader for outstanding sales engagement, technical expertise and customer service

IRVINE, Calif., – Sept. 13, 2016Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced it was named the 2016 Americas Unity™ Distributor Partner of the Year by F5 Networks.

The award highlights Ingram Micro’s integral role within F5’s channel go-to-market strategy and execution. It also marks the third consecutive year Ingram Micro has earned the prestigious recognition.

"Ingram Micro is honored to earn the distinction of Distributor Partner of the Year by F5 for the third consecutive year," said Eric Kohl, executive director, Advanced Solutions, Ingram Micro U.S. "The Ingram Micro team is dedicated to working with F5 to deliver specialized, high-touch partner enablement resources that enable F5’s channel partners to close more business and accelerate sales growth. We are proud of our successful and ongoing relationship with F5."

The award was presented earlier at F5’s annual customer and partner conference – F5 Agility 2016. The UNITY awards recognize F5 channel partners who show exemplary performance in sales engagement, customer service and technical acumen. Ingram Micro’s Advanced Solutions team supports F5 with high-value enablement tools, best-practice guidance and a team of dedicated personnel, including technical and training resources that continuously drive significant growth and new business to channel partners needing to excel in the market with the F5 portfolio.

"Ingram Micro plays an important role in F5’s channel success by delivering tremendous value to our mutual partners," said David Helfer, vice president, Worldwide Channels, F5 Networks. "We are pleased to recognize Ingram Micro as our Americas Distributor Partner of the Year and look forward to building on our mutual success."  

For more information about the Ingram Micro Advanced Solutions organization, visit www.ingrammicro.com.

About Ingram Micro 

Ingram Micro helps businesses Realize the Promise of Technology™. It delivers a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world. Deep expertise in technology solutions, mobility, cloud, and supply chain solutions enables its business partners to operate efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve. Unrivaled agility, deep market insights and the trust and dependability that come from decades of proven relationships, set Ingram Micro apart and ahead. More at www.ingrammicro.com.

F5, Agility and Unity are trademarks or service marks of F5 Networks, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. The use of the words "partner," "partnership," or "joint" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between F5 Networks and any other company.

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