Avnet Technology Solutions Recognized with Two HP Partner in Excellence Awards in the U.S.

  Avnet Technology Solutions Recognized with Two HP Partner in Excellence
  Awards in the U.S.

  Avnet honored for its unique ability to leverage services and software to
       increase HP sales and support HP’s converged solutions strategy

2013 HP Global Partner Conference

Business Wire

TEMPE, Ariz. -- February 20, 2013

Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an
operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced that it received
two HP Partner in Excellence Awards at the 2013 HP Global Partner Conference.
For the second consecutive year, Avnet was named the HP Partner in Excellence
- Top U.S. Enterprise Distributor, and for the first time received the HP
Partner in Excellence Award for U.S. Software Growth. These awards recognize
Avnet’s expertise in increasing partner sales year-over-year in key growth
areas for HP, such as converged infrastructure, converged cloud and
software-defined data center solutions.

Avnet Technology Solutions VP/GM HP Solutions, Chris Swahn, accepts award for
HP Partner in Excellen ...

Avnet Technology Solutions VP/GM HP Solutions, Chris Swahn, accepts award for
HP Partner in Excellence - Top U.S. Enterprise Distributor for Avnet. (Photo:
Business Wire)

“As HP’s largest enterprise distributor, Avnet has the proven resources and
support partners need to market and win across the entire HP enterprise
solutions portfolio, including services, software and hardware,” said Chris
Swahn, vice president and general manager, Avnet Technology Solutions,
Americas, HP Solutions group. “Avnet significantly invests in enabling our
partner community to solve the business challenges of their customers. These
investments are paying off for HP and our partners as evidenced by Avnet’s
leading in market share, growth and success of our HP partners, and this
outstanding recognition from HP.”

The HP Partner in Excellence - Top U.S. Enterprise Distributor Award honors
Avnet Technology Solutions for demonstrating the highest year-over-year
growth. Avnet was recognized for profitably increasing its solution providers’
businesses in 2012 by enabling them to sell complete data center solutions
that include high-value services, software and hardware. In particular, Avnet
increased its services offerings to help solution providers capitalize on HP
ProLiant servers and HP 3PAR storage opportunities, and was selected as the
first distributor to offer its professional services and technical resources
through the HP ServiceONE program. Avnet’s continued success is also driven by
its methodologies, practices and resources that help solution providers target
high-growth, specialized markets, such as healthcare, energy, finance,
government, and retail, through Avnet’s SolutionsPath^® vertical market
practices.

Additionally, Avnet received the HP Partner in Excellence - U.S. Software
Growth Award for top balanced revenue and growth across the software portfolio
year-over-year. Avnet significantly increased its portfolio of innovative
offerings to grow HP’s software business through the acquisition of Pepperweed
Consulting in 2012. For example, Avnet now offers a complete set of packaged,
fixed-price implementations in the U.S. and Canada—Cloud Evolution Paks
(E-Paks). The Cloud E-Paks deploy fully monitored, private clouds with HP
CloudSystem or HP Cloud Service Automation products.

“Avnet continually evolves its capabilities to bring HP solutions to market in
ways that meet the changing needs of CIOs and IT leaders,” said Tony Vottima,
senior vice president and general manager, Avnet Services, Americas. “Building
on our 30-year relationship with HP, Avnet is now providing innovative
services specifically designed to augment our partners’ ability to drive HP
Enterprise Solutions while helping businesses harness the power of cloud
computing. Our channel ecosystem is already seeing tremendous success in this
area as Avnet’s services position them for long-term growth. We thankHP for
their continuing support, our partners for making it possible, and our
solutions and delivery teams for their dedication to customer service
excellence.”

HP Partner in Excellence Award winners are selected by a panel of HP Channel
executives and presented to outstanding HP partners worldwide who have
demonstrated exceptional business performance, achieved significant overall
growth, have delivered innovative solutions to customers, or have demonstrated
IT innovation through philanthropic activities in their local communities.

“Congratulations to this year’s HP Partner in Excellence – Growth Award
winners,” said Terry Richardson, vice president and general manager, U.S.
Channel Sales, Enterprise Group, HP. “Each of these partners has demonstrated
an unwavering commitment to partnership in the spirit of delivering the
technology, solutions and value-added services that matter to our mutual
customers.”

Additional information on the 2013 HP Global Partner Conference is available
at: https://h30599.www3.hp.com/.

Follow Avnet Technology Solutions, North America, on Twitter: @AvnetAdvantage
and @AvnetTSChannels.

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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Contact:

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