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Nimax Given Green Light to Sell IBM Point-of-Sale Products

February 16, 2005

Building on the success of Ingram Micro, Nimax expands point-of-sale offerings and gains momentum with addition of IBM's Retail Store Solutions products

SAN DIEGO, California – Nimax, a division of Ingram Micro, Inc. (NYSE: IM) and a top distributor of point-of-sale (POS), bar code, and wireless hardware products, today announced an expanded relationship with IBM to distribute the company's popular Retail Store Solutions products, including its SurePOS(tm) Point-of-Sale systems.

Under the new arrangement, Nimax will distribute IBM's POS offerings and work closely with the company to expand customer reach and drive sales. To help support these new offerings and better address customer demands for other Nimax services and manufacturer sales, the distributor has expanded its sales team within Buffalo, New York, San Diego, California, and Canada.

"Nimax is serious about growing our business and providing our customers with technology solutions that will help them capture more sales in the POS marketplace and make businesses more efficient across the globe," said Steve Hsieh, vice president and general manager of Nimax.

"IBM's Retail Store Solutions product line is a great addition to our partner line up and we're eager to grow this relationship and continue expanding our sales and service offerings within this space."

"The addition of our Buffalo sales force and the expansion of our San Diego and Canadian teams is a solid testament to the investment and opportunity we see in the AIDC/POS market," said Keith Bradley, president, Ingram Micro North America. "As a team, we will continue to partner smart and identify the right solutions, services and resources that will have the most meaningful impact on our customers and manufacturers."

Product Availability
Available now, IBM's Retail Store Solutions come in a range of flexible, rugged systems that can be customized for any environment - making it an ideal solution for retail, grocery, hospitality, and convenience stores. For more information, visit

About Nimax, a division of Ingram Micro
Nimax, Inc. is a leading multinational distributor of bar code, point of sale, and wireless hardware products. With nine offices and office/warehouses across North America, Latin America and Asia, Nimax distributes a complete line of products from the industry's top manufacturers such as IBM, Metrologic, PSC, Symbol Technologies, Zebra and many more. For more information, contact Nimax at 1-800-876-4629.