Ingram Micro to Distribute StarTech.com Products in Italy

Partnership brings StarTech.com’s Hard-to-Find Connectivity Parts to Italian Market

Milan, June 5, 2012 - Ingram Micro Srl. the Italian subsidiary of Ingram Micro Inc.(NYSE: IM), the largest global wholesale distributor of products and services supply chain management, announced it has signed a distribution agreement with StarTech.com, a leading global manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity parts.

Through this agreement, Ingram Micro will offer StarTech.com’s broad line of connectivity parts to the Italian market. StarTech.com’s products include USB display adapters, I/O cards, A/V products, drive docks and duplicators, specialised cables and adapters. StarTech.com products support the newest technology such as DisplayPort, Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 as well as many older technologies providing IT professionals with a single source for connectivity parts.

“We are excited about our partnership with Ingram Micro that expands the availability of our products into Italy,” commented Ken Kalopsis, Vice Chairman of StarTech.com. “Our goal is to make it easy for IT professionals around the world to identify, find and get the hard-to-find parts they need to enable their solutions and our agreement with Ingram Micro in Italy helps us to achieve that objective.”

"We are always looking for new and quality products to complete our portfolio and we are pleased to offer the product line StarTech.com in Italy. We are the only distributor of StarTech.com in Italy and given our focus on the enlargement of our offer, StarTech.com complement and fully support our clients with innovative solutions and reseller of quality, as users want," said Sergio Ceresa, Deputy Managing Director & Sales Director, Ingram Micro, commenting on the agreement. "The market for such products is growing and the wide availability of StarTech.com products means that we can reach a greater number of retailers, supporting them in meeting the needs of their customers," he added.

Ingram Micro Inc.

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, technical and financial support, managed and cloud-based services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving more than 150 countries on six continents with the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit eu.ingrammicro.com or www.ingrammicro.com. Ingram Micro, in Italy since 1991, is based in Settala (Milano), via delle Industrie, 14/b. Visit: www.ingrammicro.it.

For further information please contact:

Christine Brochet or Silvia Casolla
Marketing Sr Manager Ufficio Stampa Ingram Micro
Tel: (+39) 02 9518 6285
Tel: (+39) 347 9737944
E-mail: Christine.Brochet@ingrammicro.com
E-mail: Silvia.Casolla@fastwebnet.it

StarTech.com

StarTech.com is an ISO 9001:2008 Registered Manufacturer of hard-to find connectivity and technology parts including A/V products, computer parts, cables and server management solutions. Founded in 1985, StarTech.com has locations in the United Kingdom, The United States, Canada and Taiwan, servicing a worldwide market.

For more information about this announcement, please contact Andrew Stephen at +39 02 69430 975 or astephen@startech.com.

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