Arrow Electronics Acquires the Wireless and Infrastructure Business Unit of Waching Company Ltd

  Arrow Electronics Acquires the Wireless and Infrastructure Business Unit of
  Waching Company Ltd

 -- Increases Exposure to Fast-Growing Wireless and Infrastructure Market in
                                   China --

Business Wire

HONG KONG -- December 17, 2012

Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) announced today that the company has signed
a definitive agreement pursuant to which Arrow will acquire all of the assets
and operations of the wireless and infrastructure business unit of Waching
Company Ltd. (“Waching”).

Waching is a distributor in China with strong demand-creation capabilities and
a leading position in the fast-growing wireless and infrastructure market.
Waching has sales and engineering resources based in Shenzhen, Shanghai, and
Beijing. Sales in 2012 are expected to total approximately $33 million.

“With this acquisition, we continue to execute on our strategic priority to
pursue opportunities in the more rapidly growing areas of the market, and we
are excited to welcome the Waching team to the Arrow family,” said Peter T.
Kong, president Arrow global components.

Arrow Electronics ( is a global provider of products, services
and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and
enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for
more than 120,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and
commercial customers through a global network of more than 390 locations in 53

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