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GREENVILLE, SC - December 07, 2011 - ScanSource, Inc., (NASDAQ: SCSC), the leading international value-added distributor of specialty technology products, announced today that Mike Baur, CEO, has been named one of CRN Magazine’s Top 100 Executives in the Channel for 2011. The list was created to spotlight the most influential executives in the industry today, as well as channel advocates, sales and services leaders and channel strategists.

With a line card of the industry’s leading AIDC, POS, physical security and communications vendor partners, ScanSource has been instrumental in helping its reseller partners offer total solutions that enable them to grow and strengthen their business. That specialized focus, along with value-added services and innovative tools, like SUMO, the company’s web-based international partnering tool, enables resellers to differentiate themselves, focus on growing their sales and continue to innovate.

“The advent of new services models and advancing technologies, such as cloud computing, networking, mobility and Unified Communications, have allowed resellers to change their business strategies, enhance their partnerships and remain competitive,” said Baur. “We remain committed to helping our reseller partners grow their business as these new opportunities continue to be introduced to the channel. And we appreciate CRN recognizing ScanSource for our efforts.”

“From sales leaders and innovators to mavericks and up-and-comers, it takes different types of executives with different philosophies to drive success in the IT Channel,” said Kelley Damore, Vice President and Editorial Director for UBM Channel. “Mike Baur of ScanSource was chosen as one of CRN’s Top 100 Executives of 2011 based on his commitment to helping VARs bring disparate technologies together into an integrated services portfolio. ScanSource started the year as one of ShoreTel's first two distributors in the U.S. and, under Baur's leadership, garnered Distributor of the Year awards from numerous vendors in 2011. I’d like to congratulate Mike Baur on his success in the channel, and for being recognized as one of the Top 100 Executives of the Year.”

CRN’s list was based on nominations from solution providers and ranked executives based on channel influence, effectiveness and visibility, along with business and sales impact. Among the criteria were channel sales volume, channel investment and resources, channel advocacy and visibility, and performance in UBM Channel research projects (including the Annual Report Card and Channel Champions). A panel of UBM Channel editors made the final selections.

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About ScanSource, Inc.
ScanSource, Inc. {NASDAQ: SCSC} is the leading international distributor of specialty technology products, consisting of seven sales units in North America, Latin America and Europe.

ScanSource POS and Barcoding in North America, Latin America and Europe delivers AIDC and POS solutions; Catalyst Telecom in the US, and ScanSource Communications in North America and Europe, provide voice, video and converged communications equipment; and ScanSource Security in North America offers physical security solutions. Founded in 1992, the company ranks #839 on the Fortune 1000. For more information, call the toll-free sales telephone number at 800.944.2432 or visit