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Ingram Micro Named Computer Associates' North America Distributor of the Year

July 24, 2003

SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA - Credited with increasing market reach and helping generate demand for today’s leading vendors, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) announced it was named North America Distributor of the Year by Computer Associates International Inc. (CA).

At an awards ceremony held at the CA World 2003 conference and exhibition, Ingram Micro’s North America region was recognized for successfully teaming with CA and playing an important role in contributing to the growth of CA’s product market share revenues.

This award also recognized the commitment of both companies to help each other meet mutual strategic business goals such as increasing awareness and market reach of CA’s BrightStor ARCServe Backup, eTrust Antivirus and AllFusion ERwin Data Modeler software, and adding the training and certification of CA technology to Ingram Micro’s Solution Center.

“Computer Associates is a key player in today’s technology market and a valued vendor to Ingram Micro,” said Kevin Murai, president, Ingram Micro North America. “We’re honored to receive this award and are equally excited to hear of CA’s increasing commitment to the channel. Together we will help generate more demand for CA products, increase its partner profit margins and expand its channel program.”

“Ingram Micro has done a superlative job for CA and CA’s customers this year,” said George Kafkarkou, CA’s senior vice president of worldwide channel operations. “Thanks to Ingram Micro’s elite solution provider communities such as VentureTech Network and SMB Alliance, CA has an ever-greater presence in the channel, and our award-winning solutions are reaching an ever-broader audience.”

Ingram Micro’s continued partnership with CA includes further collaboration on storage management workshops, national road shows and the use of Ingram Micro’s go-to-market engine, Retail Lineup, to aid in the distribution of CA’s solutions to the industry’s top direct marketers and retailers.

Ingram Micro’s skilled, cross-trained technical support team helps CA provide its solution provider customers with assistance on configuring, deploying and servicing multi-vendor enterprise solutions. In addition, Ingram Micro’s marketing, sales and product management teams offer CA a dedicated team of specialists who are trained to help customers deploy solutions.

CA recently joined Ingram Micro’s Solution Center, a multifunctional development, testing and training lab for solution providers and manufacturers, featuring advanced business-class and enterprise-level products from more than 65 manufacturers and software developers, as part of their plan to grow channel relations and sales. As a vendor sponsor, CA customers and end users have access to Ingram Micro’s Solution Center for product demonstrations, training and certifications.

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