Avnet Donates Technology System to Help Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Assist Wounded Warrior

  Avnet Donates Technology System to Help Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
  Assist Wounded Warrior

            Employees volunteer 113 hours to help build dream home

Business Wire

TEMPE, Ariz. -- December 07, 2012

Monday on ABC at 8:00 p.m. EST, as America watches Shilo Harris and his family
move into the home “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” built for them on December
10, 2012, 18 employees of global IT solutions distribution leader Avnet
Technology Solutions’ San Antonio office are proud of the role they played in
making it happen.

Avnet employee volunteers working with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to help
make improvements to a ...

Avnet employee volunteers working with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to help
make improvements to a wounded warrior's home in San Antonio, TX. (Photo:
Business Wire)

In addition to donating a complete home technology system that includes three
Apple MacBooks, a printer, voice recognition software and a hands-free
microphone, Avnet employees volunteered 113 hours on two Saturdays, helping
the family pack as well as planting sod, moving rocks, cleaning up
construction debris and directing traffic, among other tasks.

“Avnet thanks Shilo Harris for his service to our country. It is our honor to
meet some of the Harris family’s technology needs,” said Fred Cuen, general
manager and senior vice president of Avnet Technology Solutions’ IBM Solutions
business unit. “We are also proud of our employees for volunteering their
personal time to give back to our community.”

Avnet was invited to participate through its association with Morgan’s
Wonderland, the world’s first recreation park built to accommodate people with
special needs. To date, Avnet employees have volunteered more than 440 hours,
welcoming park visitors, assisting them on rides and activities and serving
food.

“Partnering with Morgan’s Wonderland on both projects has been extremely
rewarding for Avnet and its employees,” said Cuen. “Avnet’s community outreach
focuses on organizations that serve children and need technology, and in
helping the Harris family, we were able to bring both commitments together.”

The Emmy award winning reality program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” now
in its 9^th and final season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of
Endemol Holding. It’s executive-produced by Brady Connell and George
Verschoor. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America.

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About Avnet Technology Solutions

As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates
with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and
hardware solutions that address the business needs of their end-user customers
locally and around the world. The group serves customers and suppliers in the
Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US
$10.8 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2012. Avnet Technology
Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit
www.avnet.com.

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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Brodeur Partners, for Avnet Technology Solutions
Marcia Chapman, 480-308-0284
mchapman@brodeur.com
 
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