Avnet Velocity’s Douglas Kent Named to 2013 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pros to Know List

  Avnet Velocity’s Douglas Kent Named to 2013 Supply & Demand Chain Executive
  Pros to Know List

Kent recognized for leadership and expertise in building solutions for a more
                        efficient global supply chain

Business Wire

PHOENIX -- February 20, 2013

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today
announced that Douglas Kent, global vice president of Avnet Velocity, was
recognized as a 2013 Practitioner Pros to Know by Supply & Demand Chain
Executive. Pros to Know is an annual listing of the top supply and demand
chain industry professionals.  This is the sixth time an Avnet executive has
made this distinguished list of supply chain professionals.

“Douglas’ expertise accelerates Avnet Velocity’s ability to help our customers
address their specific supply chain challenges,” said Gerry Fay, chief global
logistics and operations officer. “Douglas has earned this recognition from
Supply & Demand Chain Executive because of his leadership within the
electronics supply chain. He combines decades of experience developing robust
supply chains with practical solutions that help Avnet and its partners
maintain an efficient and secure business ecosystem.”

The Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pros to Know awards program recognizes
exceptional supply chain executives at manufacturing and non-manufacturing
enterprises who lead initiatives to help prepare their companies' supply
chains for times ahead. In 2012, Gerry Fay was featured on this prestigious

Kent is the global vice president of Avnet Velocity, a global supply chain
solutions division of Avnet. He has more than 25 years of experience in the
development, marketing and deployment of tailored supply chain solutions for
companies across a wide variety of industries. He also leads the Supply Chain
Council’s High-Tech and Electronics Industry Group. Kent is one of a select
few SCOR^® certified instructors.

A complete listing of the 2013 Pros to Know is available on the Supply &
Demand Chain Executive website at www.SDCExec.com.

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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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Vice President, Public Relations
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