Avnet Recognized for the Fifth Consecutive Year as No. 1 Electronics Wholesaler in Fortune’s “World's Most Admired

  Avnet Recognized for the Fifth Consecutive Year as No. 1 Electronics
  Wholesaler in Fortune’s “World's Most Admired Companies”

     Ranked No. 1 for Exceptional Efforts and Performance Overall in the
            Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment Category

Business Wire

PHOENIX -- February 28, 2013

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a global value-added technology distributor, was
recognized on Fortune magazine's 2013 “World's Most Admired Companies” list.
Avnet placed No. 1 for the fifth year in a row in the Wholesalers: Electronics
and Office Equipment category. Fortune continues to acknowledge Avnet as a
leader in people management, social responsibility, quality of management, and
quality of products/services.

“We are honored to be number one in this category for the fifth year in a
row,” said Rick Hamada, chief executive officer of Avnet, Inc. “Avnet’s
ranking on Fortune’s list of ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’ is very exciting
and noteworthy recognition for our team – who consistently focus on
accelerating the success of our partners. Our top position on this prestigious
list helps reinforce the culture and values we respect, as well as the key
strategies we are committed to in driving Avnet’s long-term value creation.”

Fortune's rankings, described as the “definitive report card on corporate
reputations,” are based on a survey of executives, directors and analysts who
are asked to rate companies in their own industry on specific criteria from
investment value to social responsibility. Only the best are listed – a
company's score must rank in the top half of its industry survey to be on the
“most admired” list. For more information about the Fortune list of “World’s
Most Admired Companies,” visit http://www.fortune.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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Brodeur Partners
Sonia Bovio, 480-308-0281
Avnet, Inc.
Michelle Gorel, 480-643-7653
Vice President, Public Relations
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