Avnet Names Erin Lewin Senior Vice President and General Counsel

  Avnet Names Erin Lewin Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Business Wire

PHOENIX -- February 25, 2013

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today
announced that it has named Erin Lewin senior vice president and general
counsel effective immediately. Lewin will report to Avnet Chief Executive
Officer Rick Hamada and serve as a member of the Avnet Executive Board and
Global Executive Council. She is responsible for leading Avnet’s global legal
team and providing advice and guidance to the company’s business leaders.

Erin Lewin, senior vice president and general counsel, Avnet, Inc. (Photo:
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Erin Lewin, senior vice president and general counsel, Avnet, Inc. (Photo:
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“Erin has demonstrated her ability to effectively guide a global team that
deals with a complex, multinational legal environment while serving as a
leader who fosters collaboration and employee engagement for her team,” said
Hamada. “In addition, her thoughtful advice is a valuable resource to our
business leaders in their decision making process. With her track record for
success and experience as a leader and advisor, Erin has the right combination
of talent and skills needed for our growing organization.”

Lewin joined Avnet in 2007 and, prior to her promotion, served as vice
president and general counsel, Americas, providing legal advice and counsel to
Avnet’s businesses in the Americas. In this capacity, she was responsible for
legal counsel on merger and acquisition activities, advising executive
management on strategic and tactical legal issues, and managing a team of
internal and external legal professionals. Prior to this role, she served as
Avnet’s chief ethics and compliance officer for two years, overseeing all
aspects of Avnet’s ethics and compliance program globally.

Before joining Avnet, Lewin was managing director and associate general
counsel of US Airways. She began her career as an attorney at the Phoenix law
firm Fennemore Craig, P.C. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the
University of Michigan and her Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan
Law School.

“I feel very privileged to be a member of Avnet’s senior leadership team, our
legal department and this leading company,” added Lewin. “I look forward to
contributing to the success of our individual team members and the
organization as a whole.”

Lewin succeeds David Birk, who retired after serving as Avnet's general
counsel since 1989.

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. (AVT_IR)

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