Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Honored for Operational Excellence at Microsoft’s FY13 Roundtables Conference

  Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Honored for Operational Excellence at
  Microsoft’s FY13 Roundtables Conference

Business Wire

PHOENIX -- November 12, 2012

Today, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc.
(NYSE: AVT), one of the world’s largest distributors of electronics components
and embedded systems, announced it has won the Transaction Level Operational
Excellence Award at the FY13 Roundtables Conference hosted by Microsoft
Licensing, G.P. The company was chosen out of the North American field of top
Microsoft partners for delivering market-leading operational excellence
supporting Microsoft technology.

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“Avnet is focused on helping our partners develop and deliver industry-leading
computing solutions and Microsoft is a key ingredient to our success,” said
Chuck Kostalnick, senior vice president, Avnet Embedded. “Microsoft is a vital
component in our customers’ solution stack and we appreciate the opportunity
to support their broad array of license types (Open, ISV Royalty, OEM and
Embedded). Being recognized again with the Microsoft Licensing Operational
Excellence Award validates our team’s hard work and dedication to providing
our partner ecosystem with the best possible solutions.”

Winners were chosen from a pool of more than 30 entrants in the US and Canada.
Avnet Electronics Marketing was recognized for superior operational
excellence, meeting or exceeding specific requirements for the number of valid
agreements in a variety of categories, as well as the number of on-time and
valid order submissions and revenue reconciliation. By meeting these
operational criteria, these winners have illustrated their commitment to
providing value and customer satisfaction.

“Only by aligning our efforts and strengthening our partnerships with
outstanding companies like these is Microsoft able to offer continued quality
products and services to our customers,” said Hugh Aitken, general manager of
Commercial Operations. “Congratulations to this year’s winners for their
commitment to performance excellence.”

The Microsoft Licensing Operational Excellence Awards recognize Microsoft
Partners that have developed and delivered operational excellence over the
past year.

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About Avnet Electronics Marketing

Avnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc.
that serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic
manufacturing services (EMS) providers in more than 70 countries, distributing
electronic components from leading manufacturers and providing associated
design-chain and supply-chain services. The group's website is located at

About Avnet, Inc.

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest
distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded
technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success
by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of
customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For
the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Avnet generated revenue of $25.7 billion.
For more information, visit www.avnet.com.


Avnet Electronics Marketing
Heidi Elliott, Senior Director, Marketing Communications
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