Avnet Named Business of the Year by Chandler Chamber of Commerce

  Avnet Named Business of the Year by Chandler Chamber of Commerce

  Company recognized for community involvement, support and contributions to
                         economy in Chandler, Arizona

Business Wire

PHOENIX -- June 12, 2013

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, has been
honored as Business of the Year by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce. The 26^th
Chandler Community Awards recognized outstanding businesses and individuals
from the Chandler, Arizona community. Avnet earned the Business of the Year
award for its ongoing commitment to the Chandler community.

“Our employees demonstrate their passion for the local community through their
involvement with a variety of nonprofit groups in need,” said Robert Brenner,
senior vice president of warehousing and distribution at Avnet, Inc. “Avnet
has two major distribution facilities located in Chandler, and we foster a
culture where employees are empowered and encouraged to reach out and make a
difference. It’s all about giving back to the community. The Chandler Chamber
of Commerce’s recognition of Avnet as Business of the Year emphasizes our
contributions to the area in which we live and work.”

Several community members and nonprofit organizations nominated Avnet for this
prestigious award. A committee comprised of city leaders, nonprofit
organizations and other businesses selected Avnet from a list of nearly 30
other nominated companies.

“The Chandler Chamber and the selection committee are pleased to honor Avnet
with the Business of the Year Award,” said Terri Kimble, president and CEO of
the Chandler Chamber of Commerce. “Avnet is a great supporter of the Chamber
and the Chandler Community. Avnet is very involved with community outreach
programs and contributes to the growth of our local economy, which is why they
fit the description of the Business of the Year perfectly. We congratulate
them and thank them for all that they do here in Chandler.”

More information about Avnet’s community relations activities can be found
online at http://avnet.me/17969.

Watch Bob Brenner being told about Avnet being named Business of the Year:
http://www.avnet.tv/launcher.php?ID=1064

A complete listing of this year’s Chandler Community Awards honorees is online
at
http://chandlerchamber.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-chandler-chamber-community-awards.html.

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Connect with Avnet on LinkedIn or Facebook:
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http://www.avnetondemand.com/
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http://blogging.avnet.com/weblog/mandablog/

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.

Avnet and the Avnet logo are trademarks of Avnet, Inc. in the United States
and other countries. All other brands and trade names are trademarks or
registered trademarks, and are the properties of their respective owners.
Avnet disclaims any proprietary interest in marks other than its own.

Contact:

Brodeur Partners, for Avnet
Jamie Ernst, 480-308-0286
jernst@brodeur.com
or
Avnet, Inc.
Michelle Kershner, 480-643-7658
Director, Corporate Communications
Michelle.Kershner@Avnet.com
 
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