Avnet, Inc. Announces Corporate Officer Promotions

  Avnet, Inc. Announces Corporate Officer Promotions

Business Wire

PHOENIX -- November 26, 2012

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today
announced Gerry Fay, Avnet chief global logistics and operations officer, was
promoted to the corporate officer position of vice president. In addition,
Mike McCoy, associate general counsel, was elected to the corporate officer
position of assistant secretary.

Gerry Fay, chief global logistics and operations officer, Avnet, Inc. (Photo:
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Gerry Fay, chief global logistics and operations officer, Avnet, Inc. (Photo:
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“The promotion to corporate officer recognizes the contributions these
executives are making to Avnet through their leadership and day-to-day
activities,” said Rick Hamada, CEO, Avnet, Inc. “Each has demonstrated a
commitment to achieving superior performance in their respective area of
responsibility and I commend them for their dedication to our continued

Chief Global Logistics and Operations Officer Gerry Fay is responsible for
global warehousing, semiconductor programming, computer and integration center
services and operations, and enterprise-wide risk mitigation. He is a member
of the Avnet Executive Board and the Global Executive Council. Fay joined
Avnet in 2005 with the company's acquisition of electronic component
distributor Memec, where he was president of the Americas region. Previously,
he held numerous strategic roles, including chief operations officer for
Memec's supply-chain and logistics group and chief operating officer for ATLAS
Services, a division of VEBA Electronics. He holds a bachelor's degree in
business administration and an MBA from the University of Redlands, Redlands,
Calif. He serves as an executive board member for the Boys & Girls Club of
Metropolitan Phoenix.

Mike McCoy joined Avnet in December 2010 and is vice president and associate
general counsel. His responsibilities include providing counsel on corporate
governance, securities law and capital market transactions. In addition, McCoy
supports global entity management and helps with Avnet’s mergers and
acquisition program. Prior to joining Avnet, McCoy worked at the international
law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP and was previously an attorney in the Division
of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He
received his juris doctor degree from the James E. Rogers College of Law at
the University of Arizona.

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About Avnet

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.

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