Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Receives Molex Americas Region Distributor of the Year Award

  Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Receives Molex Americas Region
  Distributor of the Year Award

Business Wire

PHOENIX -- February 19, 2013

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:
AVT), announced today it has received the Molex Americas Region Distributor of
the Year award. Avnet’s executive management team accepted the award at a
meeting in Phoenix. Molex, a one-source supplier of interconnect products,
awards those relationships that demonstrate financial, operational and
executive management excellence.

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas received this award for achieving growth
over fiscal year 2011 revenue, meeting the criteria for highest distributor
growth over the prior year. Avnet not only achieved revenue growth, but it
also attained a solid commitment to inventory and support of Molex initiatives
as well as management interaction.

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“Avnet has taken strides to help Molex continue to grow through creating
demand for our products within existing and new customers in key focus
industries,” said Fred Bell, vice president ofglobal distribution at Molex.

“The receipt of this honor comes on the heels of celebrating Avnet’s 30-year
anniversary as a distributor with Molex,” said Ed Smith, president, Avnet
Electronics Marketing Americas. “This award cements our joint commitment to
serving the OEM customer community, and we at Avnet look forward to even
better things to come in the future.”

This marks the third award Avnet has received from Molex in recent years.
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas received the Distributor of the Year in
2008; and Avnet Electronics Marketing won the Global Distributor of the Year
in 2012.

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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.


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Heidi Elliott, 480-643-7584
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