Avnet Electronics Marketing and TE Connectivity Celebrate 25 Years

  Avnet Electronics Marketing and TE Connectivity Celebrate 25 Years

Business Wire

PHOENIX -- February 14, 2013

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT),
and TE Connectivity (TE) have been providing OEM customers with world-leading
connectivity solutions paired with outstanding distribution service for the
past 25 years. The two companies today mark the silver anniversary of their
affiliation. Together, they have more than 100 years of electronics industry
leadership, providing a combined powerhouse of know-how and capabilities to

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“With its long-standing commitment to innovation, TE has changed the way the
world thinks about connectivity,” said Ed Smith, president, Avnet Electronics
Marketing Americas. “Designers no longer specify ‘connectors;’ now they look
for connectivity solutions, and they expect these devices to not just complete
a board, but to actually enhance the overall performance of their system. I
look forward to many years of collaboration to bring Avnet’s best-in-class
supply chain and value add interconnect expertise and TE’s diverse range of
market-leading products together, helping our mutual customers blaze new
trails in the ever-expanding global high-tech electronics frontier.”

“Avnet has been a great partner to TE for the past 25 years and we look
forward to continuing our relationship for many more years to come,” said Joan
Wainwright, president, channel and customer experience at TE Connectivity.
“Together, we offer a winning combination of innovative products and a broad
array of services to solve the connectivity challenges of thousands of
customers around the world.”

To celebrate its 25-year partnership with TE, Avnet Electronics Marketing has
made a charitable donation in honor of the company to the FIRST® Robotics
Competition. FIRST Robotics is a non-profit organization, led by American
innovator Dean Kamen, which seeks to inspire children and young adults to
pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Visit
FIRST® Robotics for more information.

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About TE Connectivity

TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. The
company designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic
connections for the world’s leading industries including automotive, energy
and industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and
aerospace and defense. TE Connectivity’s long-standing commitment to
innovation and engineering excellence helps its customers solve the need for
more energy efficiency, always-on communications and ever-increasing
productivity. With nearly 90,000 employees in over 50 countries, TE
Connectivity makes connections the world relies on to work flawlessly every
day. To connect with the company, visit:www.TE.com.

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, 480-643-7584
Senior Director, Marketing Communications
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