Avnet Recognized as One of Top 10 Large Firms in the Phoenix Business Journal’s “2013 List of Healthiest Employers in the

  Avnet Recognized as One of Top 10 Large Firms in the Phoenix Business
  Journal’s “2013 List of Healthiest Employers in the Valley”

       Avnet recognized for its Healthy Steps employee wellness program

Business Wire

PHOENIX -- March 21, 2013

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a global value-added technology distributor, was
recognized as one of the top 10 large firms on the Phoenix Business Journal’s
“2013 Healthiest Employers in the Valley” list. The list highlights
Phoenix-area employers that are committed to creating healthy workplaces.
Avnet, ranked number nine on the list, was recognized for its Healthy Steps
wellness program for employees in Arizona and throughout the U.S.

“At Avnet, we are committed to enriching the lives and overall well-being of
our employees and offering them access to wellness programs that promote
better living,” said MaryAnn Miller, chief human resources officer, Avnet,
Inc. “We’re creating a workplace environment where Avnet’s employees and their
families are enabled and energized to maintain optimal health. This
recognition from the Phoenix Business Journal honors our employees for taking
proactive steps towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle.”

Avnet’s Healthy Steps worksite wellness program offers motivation, resources
and incentives to help employees make lasting lifestyle changes. Employees of
all fitness and health awareness levels engage in health initiatives that
facilitate a holistic wellness culture. These proactive steps are designed to
help Avnet employees maintain a healthy lifestyle, ensuring their vitality and
reducing their risk of illnesses.

Throughout 2012, Avnet’s diverse wellness programs attracted participation
from a broad cross-section of employees. For example, Healthy Steps included
90-day programs focused on reducing metabolic syndrome, 10-week Weight
Watchers® at Work programs at multiple Avnet locations, tobacco cessation
programs, and a 10,000 Steps walking program. Avnet also provided employees
with direct access to six- to eight-week behavior change programs to help
manage their health, exercise more, lose weight, quit smoking, sleep better
and reduce stress. In addition to these structured programs, Healthy Steps
supported employees’ health choices by publishing food nutrition facts in the
Avnet cafeterias, establishing a fresh produce co-op, launching a Twitter
account for health tips, and promoting available programs through email and
intranet communication campaigns. Avnet continues to expand its wellness
programs even further, and in 2013 began encouraging employees to stop using
tobacco products by offering a discount on medical contributions to employees
who are tobacco-free and providing tobacco cessation programs for those
interested in making a change.

The Valley’s Healthiest Employers list shines a light on Phoenix-area
businesses with the most outstanding health and wellness programs. The Phoenix
Business Journal partners with research firm Healthiest Employers to utilize
an online assessment tool and measure wellness programming in six key
categories: culture and leadership commitment, foundational components,
strategic planning, communication and marketing, programming and
interventions, and reporting and analysis. For more information about the
Phoenix Business Journal’s list of Healthiest Employers, visit

Follow Avnet on Twitter: @Avnet
Learn more from Avnet about taking Healthy Steps: @AVThealthysteps
Connect with Avnet on LinkedIn or Facebook:
http://www.linkedin.com/company/2572 or facebook.com/avnetinc
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Read more about Avnet on our blogs: http://blogging.avnet.com/

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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with which they are associated.


Brodeur Partners, for Avnet
Sonia Bovio, 480-308-0281
Avnet, Inc.
Michelle Gorel, 480-643-7653
Vice President, Public Relations
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