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Arrow Establishes IT Asset Disposition and Reverse Logistics Presence and Expands Computer System Integration Operations in

  Arrow Establishes IT Asset Disposition and Reverse Logistics Presence and
  Expands Computer System Integration Operations in Brazil

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- March 20, 2013

Arrow Electronics Inc. (NYSE: ARW) announced the opening of a new facility in
Sao Paulo, Brazil, that establishes a presence for the company’s value
recovery (electronic and IT asset disposition) and reverse logistics
businesses. Additionally, Arrow’s existing custom computer system integration
operations in Brazil will be expanded and relocated to this facility.

“The expansion of Arrow’s operations in Brazil aligns with Arrow’s commitment
to pursuing high-growth and emerging markets aligned with the growth
objectives of our suppliers and customers,” said Tim Kolbus, vice president of
global logistics services for Arrow. “The Brazil site will be operated by
Arrow personnel and will follow the same rigorous standards that govern our
value recovery and integration facilities around the world.”

The site is anticipated to be fully operational by May, providing secure and
environmentally responsible asset recovery, data sanitization, testing and
screening, recycling, remarketing, service parts management, and product
returns management services for a wide range of electronic equipment. In
addition, Arrow’s design and manufacturing services for original equipment
manufacturing solutions ranging from system integration and hardware solution
design to custom packaging and diagnostic and functional testing will be

The facility is located on the west side of Sao Paulo, near many of Arrow’s
suppliers and the city’s ports. It is being designed in compliance with all
relevant process and environmental certifications including the Responsible
Recycling Practices (R2), Recycling Industry Operation Standard, International
Standards Organization 9001 and ISO 14001 standards.

About Arrow Electronics

Arrow Electronics ( is a global provider of products, services
and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and
enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for
more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and
commercial customers through a global network of more than 470 locations in 55


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