Ingram Micro Expands Mobility Services Offerings with Acquisition of Global Mobility Products

INDIANAPOLIS, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today
announced it has acquired Global Mobility Products, Inc. (GMP), a Canadian-based
leading provider of mobile reverse logistics, repair and asset recovery
services. As Ingram Micro Mobility further extends its reach into the Canadian
mobility market, the acquisition of GMP is expected to provide the business with
a superior, end-to-end forward and reverse logistics value proposition,
enhancing the company’s ability to provide a full suite of wireless device
lifecycle services in Canada.

GMP’s customers include Canada’s largest mobile operators and retailers, as well
as leading manufacturers. GMP’s high-touch services include reverse logistics,
asset recovery and repair services for device refurbishing and reselling from
contract customers and the open market. The company also provides returns
management and creates adaptive programs to meet customer-specific applications.
Providing services at approximately 3,000 retail locations through its recently
acquired 46,000 square feet state-of-the-art repair facility, GMP provides
Ingram Micro Mobility customers with added capabilities and value-added services
to supplement its already robust suite of offerings.

“This is a strong strategic fit, providing us with an immediate corridor to a
rapidly growing, high-value services market that directly addresses the needs of
mobility operators and retailers in Canada’s large and growing mobility market,”
said Bashar Nejdawi, president, Ingram Micro Mobility North America. “GMP’s
strong reputation, proven track record, solid growth and profit profile make it
an excellent fit for Ingram Micro Mobility and are expected to help leverage our
existing infrastructure to offer the Canadian mobility industry a broader array
of streamlined logistics capabilities.”

“Adding GMP’s services offerings to our current Canadian mobility operations is
a complement to our growing business and we believe the combination will drive
new revenue opportunities, while enabling our current mobility customers to be
more efficient while maximizing the value of every device,” said Steve Roberts,
executive director of Ingram Micro Mobility Canada. “We look forward to
welcoming the GMP team to Ingram Micro Mobility.”

Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Burlington, Ontario, GMP has approximately
150 employees and has established a strong Canadian presence, with
representation throughout the country in all provinces. GMP will operate as a
wholly owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro. Founding principal John Gnocato will be
moving to other ventures. Operating principal Ryan Djordjevic will continue to
lead the company as a senior director, reporting directly to Nejdawi.

“We are excited to join forces with Ingram Micro Mobility and confident our
customers will see immediate benefits from this collaboration,” said Djordjevic.
“Ingram Micro Mobility’s established mobility leadership and expertise in supply
chain services are a natural pairing with our operations, which we expect will
accelerate.”

About Ingram Micro Inc.

Ingram Micro is the world’s largest wholesale technology distributor and a
global leader in IT supply-chain and mobile device lifecycle services. 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 and mobile solutions, technical support,
financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the
only global broad-based IT distributor, serving approximately 170 countries on
six continents with the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and
services. Visit IngramMicro.com.

Ingram Micro Mobility is a leading provider of device lifecycle services,
including complete lifecycle capabilities from warehousing to software loading,
order and accounts receivable management to end-user fulfillment, and reverse
logistics, including wireless device repair, refurbishment and recycling
services. Visit ingrammicro.com/mobility, on Twitter at Twitter.com/IM_Mobility,
LinkedIn at LinkedIn.com/company/IngramMicroMobility or Facebook at
Facebook.com/IngramMicroMobility.

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