Supply Chain Council Appoints Pascal Fernandez, Vice President of Avnet Velocity, EMEA, to European Leadership Team

  Supply Chain Council Appoints Pascal Fernandez, Vice President of Avnet
  Velocity, EMEA, to European Leadership Team

  Fernandez will support the council’s high-tech supply chain initiatives in
                                    Europe

Business Wire

PHOENIX -- November 26, 2012

Avnet Velocity, the supply chain solutions unit of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT),
today announced that the Supply Chain Council appointed Pascal Fernandez, vice
president of Avnet Velocity, EMEA, to its European leadership team. Based in
Paris, Fernandez will support the Supply Chain Council’s high-tech supply
chain initiatives in Europe.

Pascal Fernandez, Vice President of Avnet Velocity, EMEA (Photo: Business
Wire)

Pascal Fernandez, Vice President of Avnet Velocity, EMEA (Photo: Business
Wire)

“The Supply Chain Council provides global organizations with education and
resources to ensure the efficient operation of their supply chains,” said
Pascal Fernandez, vice president, Avnet Velocity, EMEA. “I have personally
benefited from the Council’s expertise, and appreciate the opportunity to
become a part of this talented and experienced leadership team. We will
continue to share insights about the supply chain challenges facing the
European market with Supply Chain Council members, and work together to
develop real-world solutions.”

The European chapter of the Supply Chain Council represents member interests
in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The chapter organizes training events
throughout Europe, and the annual Supply Chain World Europe conference and
exposition. The leadership team provides guidance on regional activities, as
well as spearheading research projects and material development.

“Pascal was selected for the Supply Chain Council’s European leadership team
because of his unique perspective in the high-tech industry,” said Joseph
Francis, Executive Director, Supply Chain Council. “His company, Avnet, Inc.,
is one of the world’s largest distributors of technology products and
services. Pascal’s expertise in supply chain solutions, logistics and global
business process management will add considerable value to our leadership
team.”

Fernandez is the vice president of Avnet Velocity, EMEA, a global supply chain
solutions division of Avnet. He is responsible for business development, as
well as implementing and managing supply chain solutions for Avnet Inc.'s
partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Having started his career in
electronics engineering, Fernandez has held multiple positions in sales and
marketing management within the electronics industry, and has implemented
numerous successful global supply chain and logistics programs. He is also
vice president of the SPDEI, the French Electronics Distribution Trade
Association.

To learn more about the Supply Chain Council visit: http://supply-chain.org/

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the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Avnet generated revenue of $25.7 billion.
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