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Aptec – an Ingram Micro Company’s launch at Gitex.

Dubai, UAE, 16th October 2012 – Aptec, an Ingram Micro Company, announced yesterday at Gitex Technology exhibition about completion of the acquisition process which officially makes Aptec part of an Ingram Micro Group. Earlier last month Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), world's largest technology distributor and supply-chain services provider, announced it is broadening its geographic reach into the Middle East and North Africa with the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire certain IT businesses of Dubai-based Aptec Holdings Ltd. Aptec is a leading value-added distributor in the Middle East, Turkey and North Africa, with products and solutions covering data center, storage, security, networking, and software categories, including technical services.

Announcement took place at Aptec Ingram Micro stand at Gitex, where Aptec as a group participates already for the 32nd time, being the oldest distributor in the whole region associated with Gitex Technology Week in Dubai. Top management of Aptec, an Ingram Micro Company, headed by Dr. Ali Baghdadi, Vice President and CEO of Aptec, an Ingram Micro Company, welcomed invitees and was happy to announce completion of the acquisition process. The ceremony was attended by seniors in regional distribution from more than 20 vendor partners, among them HP, Microsoft, Dell, NetApp, VMWare, Cisco, IBM and other, regional IT channel media, Aptec employees, representatives of Aptec reseller partners.

"We are excited to join with Ingram Micro," said Baghdadi. "For more than 30 years Aptec has focused on building the company through innovation, value-added service and an unwavering commitment to our customers and vendor partners. The combined strength of Aptec in the Middle East and North Africa and the global leadership and strategic vendor and customer relationships of Ingram Micro provide an excellent opportunity for expanded reach into new services, products and geographies and we expect the union to offer even more value to our combined community." “As Ingram Micro’s MEA & Near East subsidiary, Aptec will be covering more than 75 countries in the region which is one of the highest potential growth markets in the world.” - Ali Baghdadi added.

Ali Baghdadi introduced to the audience a new CFO of Aptec, an Ingram Micro Company, - Philip Cheok - who joined Middle East team from Ingram Micro Asia Pacific region. “Thank you for a warm welcome, it is great to join Middle East team. The Middle East and Africa are robust and growing markets. Aptec has been highly effective in growing their business and enhancing profitability in these emerging markets and I believe this combination will further accelerate these ongoing objectives.”- said Philip Cheok.

For More Information please contact:
Svetlana Sorokina
Regional Marketing Manager
Tel: +9714 3697 111 x 494


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