This excerpt taken from the TECD DEF 14A filed May 6, 2005.
The Governance and Nominating Committee will consider director candidates recommended by our shareholders. The recommendation and evaluation process for candidates recommended by shareholders does not differ from the process followed for other candidates. Shareholders wishing to recommend a candidate to the Governance and Nominating Committee should do so by submitting the recommendation in writing to the Chairperson of the Governance and Nominating Committee or to the Companys Chief Executive Officer at 5350 Tech Data Drive, Clearwater, Florida 33760. Any recommendation submitted must include a resume, personal references and background information as well as the name and contact information of the recommending shareholder. Florida law requires that all candidates must be at least 18 years of age to qualify. All qualified candidates will be considered for nomination in accordance with the provisions of the Companys Corporate Governance Principles that are available in the Corporate Governance section of the Investors area of our website
at http://www.techdata.com, and criteria established by the Governance and Nominating Committee at the time an open position on the Board is being considered to be filled. At a minimum, candidates for a position on the Companys Board of Directors should have qualities including but not limited to: (i) high ethical standards, (ii) sound integrity, (iii) an inquisitive nature, (iv) a strong commitment to make decisions and take actions guarding the long-term interests of shareholders (v) seasoned judgment, (vi) a record of outstanding skills and accomplishments in their personal careers, and (vii) the ability and desire to communicate and participate actively in board and committee sessions. Please refer to the Companys Corporate Governance Principles for a complete list of the qualifications.