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Ingram Micro Canada Wins Partner of the Year Award at 2006 Microsoft Partner Program Awards

July 17, 2006

Award Recognizes Canada's Largest IT Distributor for Operational Excellence

MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 17, 2006 — Ingram Micro Inc., (NYSE: IM), the world's largest technology distributor, today announced that its Canadian operations has won the Partner of the Year Award for Operational Excellence at the 2006 Microsoft Partner Program Awards. The Company was chosen out of a field of top Microsoft Partners for delivering market-leading customer solutions built on Microsoft technology. The awards were distributed at a ceremony on May 18, 2006 in San Diego, California at Microsoft's Channel Partner Summit.

"We are honoured to be recognized for Operational Excellence by Microsoft for the second year in a row," said Martin Kalsbeek, general manager and vice president, Ingram Micro Canada. "This prestigious award underscores how our licensing team in Canada is committed to working with our vendor partners to provide customers with leading-edge services that will ensure their own operational excellence."

Winners were chosen from a pool of more than 38 entrants in the United States and Canada. Ingram Micro Canada was recognized for superior operational excellence, meeting or exceeding specific requirements for the number of valid agreements in a variety of categories, as well as the number of on-time and valid order submissions. By meeting these operational criteria, these winners have illustrated their commitment to providing value and customer satisfaction.

"It is important to Microsoft to recognize resellers and distributors who practice end-to-end operational management efficiencies as these best practices significantly enhance the customer experience in the use of Microsoft technology and licensing services," said John Pompei, director of Microsoft's North America Enterprise Licensing Division. "The awards program is designed to recognize resellers and distributors that demonstrate an excellence in this area, enabling them to provide their customers with the best value and advice for their IT software budget."

The Microsoft Partner Program Awards recognize Microsoft Partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the past year. Multiple awards are distributed in four categories: Partner of the Year for Technology Innovation, Partner of the Year for Sales and Marketing, the Specialization Excellence Awards and the Microsoft Initiative Awards.

About Ingram Micro
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 services, technical support, financial services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company serves 140 countries and is the only broadline global IT distributor with operations in Asia. Visit