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WORKGROUPS DEMAND MORE DATA-SHARING/MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE.

Tech Data Corp. (Nasdaq: TECD) and FileMaker, Inc. have signed an agreement for Tech Data to offer FileMaker workgroup database software to resellers and systems integrators in the Americas.

FileMaker is a leading provider to the growing Web-publishing and workgroup database markets. Award-winning FileMaker software lets departments and teams create and share databases to manage and track projects, assets and people.

"We see accelerating demand for software tools that meet the data-management and data-sharing needs of workgroups in the enterprise," said Elio Levy, Tech Data senior vice president, marketing. "Adding the FileMaker workgroup database line, including volume licensing, to Tech Data's portfolio will provide our customers with a key offering for this growing market."

About FileMaker

FileMaker, Inc. is the database software subsidiary of Apple Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL). FileMaker workgroup database software lets business people quickly and easily create and share information with coworkers over a network or an intranet, or more broadly by publishing on the Internet. FileMaker grew its revenue 29 percent year over year to $111 million in its fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, 2000.

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation, founded in 1974, is a leading global provider of IT products, logistics management and other value-added services. The Fortune 500 company and its subsidiaries serve more than 100,000 technology resellers in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. Tech Data's extensive service offering includes pre- and post-sale training and technical support, financing options, configuration and assembly services as well as a full range of award-winning electronic commerce solutions. The company generated sales of $17 billion for its most recent fiscal year, which ended January 31, 2000.

For more information, call 408-987-7202, or visit http://www.filemaker.com.
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Date:Feb 1, 2001
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