Avnet, Inc. Celebrates 45th Anniversary on the FORTUNE 500 List of Largest Companies

  Avnet, Inc. Celebrates 45th Anniversary on the FORTUNE 500 List of Largest

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Business Wire

PHOENIX -- May 6, 2013

FORTUNE magazine announced today that global technology distributor Avnet,
Inc. (NYSE:AVT) ranked No. 117 on the 2013 FORTUNE 500 list of largest U.S.
companies, with $25.7 billion in sales in fiscal 2012. This is Avnet’s 45^th
anniversary of being featured on this distinguished list of companies. In
addition, Avnet was recently named No. 1 by FORTUNE on its “FORTUNE’S Most
Admired” list in the Wholesaler: Electronics category for the fifth year in a

“To be recognized on the FORTUNE 500 for forty-five years is a reflection of
Avnet’s long-term commitment to profitable growth and creating shareholder
value,” said Rick Hamada, CEO of Avnet, Inc. “Our dedicated employees, and
their commitment to accelerating the success of our customers and supplier
partners, are the reason we continue to be included on this notable list of

Companies are ranked by total revenues for their respective fiscal years.
Avnet debuted on the FORTUNE 500 in 1968, placing 467^th with revenue just
over $146 million. For more information about the list, please visit

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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, for Avnet
Marcia Chapman, 480-308-0284
Avnet, Inc.
Michelle Gorel, 480-643-7653
Vice President, Public Relations
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