Avnet’s Chief Global Logistics and Operations Officer, Gerry Fay, to Discuss Risk Management in a New Economy at the

  Avnet’s Chief Global Logistics and Operations Officer, Gerry Fay, to Discuss
  Risk Management in a New Economy at the Manufacturing Supply Chain Officer
  Summit 2013

  Fay to examine the top 5 trends that will impact the supply chain in 2013

Manufacturing Supply Chain Officer Summit 2013

Business Wire

PHOENIX -- March 12, 2013

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today
announced that Gerry Fay, chief global logistics and operations officer of
Avnet, Inc., will speak at the Manufacturing Supply Chain Officer Summit 2013
(MSCO’13) in Shanghai, China. His presentation will take place on March 21, at
1:30 p.m.

“Manufacturers are demanding a greater degree of visibility into key supply
chain data from their trading partner ecosystem,” said Fay. “Increased
visibility helps companies better manage risks throughout their global supply
chains. During the conference, I will share the top trends impacting the
supply chain. We will also examine how companies are utilizing collaborative
business practices to quickly reduce risk.”

Fay’s session is titled, “Top 5 Supply Chain Trends Impacting the Electronics
Ecosystem,” and will explore 2013 and beyond. He will discuss some key trends
that will heavily influence the electronics ecosystem and its players: from
component manufacturers up through to the OEM brand owner. Fay will predict
the top five of these trends, examining how these predictions will be
realized, who will be impacted and how this might change the game from the
products being designed to the products being delivered.

The MSCO’13 will bring together over 350 supply chain leaders from 20+
countries, to debate, discuss and respond to the crucial issues on the MSCO
agenda. Featuring over 40 speakers, the international industry gathering will
deliver insightful and informative plenary sessions featuring the world's
leading supply chain experts, all grappling with pivotal problems, and keen to
learn from each other.

Fay joined Avnet in 2005 when the company acquired electronic component
distributor Memec. During that time he was senior vice president of global
strategic accounts for Avnet United. In that role, Fay led the expansion of
key account programs designed to provide global support services to customers.
He also created Avnet Velocity, Avnet’s global supply chain solutions business
which helps customers plan, manage and operate complex supply chains. As chief
global logistics and operations officer, Fay is currently responsible for
global warehousing, semiconductor programming, computer integration center
services and operations, value-add assembly operations, global trade
compliance and enterprise-wide risk mitigation. Fay continues to lead Avnet
Velocity in his current role to drive supply chain thought leadership across
the electronic equipment ecosystem.

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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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Suzie Linville, 480-308-0295
Avnet, Inc.
Michelle Gorel, 480-643-7653
Vice President, Public Relations
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