Avnet Technology Solutions Wins Global Awards for Distribution Partner of the Year and Worldwide Data Center Distributor of the

  Avnet Technology Solutions Wins Global Awards for Distribution Partner of
  the Year and Worldwide Data Center Distributor of the Year at Cisco Partner
  Summit 2013

Business Wire

TEMPE, Ariz. -- June 25, 2013

Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an
operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced it received two
Cisco Partner Summit Global awards. Avnet was selected as the Cisco Global
Distribution Partner of the Year, and it was also honored as the Cisco
Worldwide Data Center Distributor of the Year, for the second consecutive
year.

Cisco Partner Summit 2013 - Avnet and Cisco senior executives in Boston pause
for a photo opp. Avnet ...

Cisco Partner Summit 2013 - Avnet and Cisco senior executives in Boston pause
for a photo opp. Avnet selected as the Cisco Global Distribution Partner of
the Year and Cisco Worldwide Data Center Distributor of the Year. (Photo:
Business Wire)

Cisco Partner Summit Global awards are designed to recognize exemplary channel
partners who demonstrate best-in-class business practices and serve as a model
to the industry. Areas of consideration include innovative practices,
application successes, unique programs, problem solving and sales approaches.

“The success of our partners is a top priority for Cisco, and it is an honor
to acknowledge Avnet as a Cisco Partner Summit Global award recipient,” said
Edison Peres, senior vice president, Worldwide Channels, Cisco. “The Cisco
Distribution Partner of the Year and Cisco Worldwide Data Center Distributor
of the Year awards presented to Avnet recognize its outstanding achievement as
a Cisco channel partner globally.”

“These awards highlight the tremendous dedication of Avnet’s Cisco team in
helping our solution providers capitalize on the converged data center market
opportunities,” said Pete Rzonca, vice president and general manager, Avnet
Technology Solutions, Americas, Cisco Solutions group. “Avnet’s unique
capabilities to develop and assemble complete data center solutions across the
entire Cisco ecosystem, coupled with our renowned technology and vertical
market enablement programs, have helped Cisco rapidly penetrate the data
center market.”

Cisco Partner Summit Global awards reflect the top-performing partners within
specific technology markets across all geographical regions. All award
recipients are selected by a group of Cisco Worldwide Partner Organization and
regional executives.

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@AvnetTSGlobal; and @AvnetTSChannels.

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About Avnet Technology Solutions

As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates
with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and
hardware solutions that address the business needs of their end-user customers
locally and around the world. The group serves customers and suppliers in the
Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US
$10.8 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2012. Avnet Technology
Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit
www.avnet.com.

About Avnet

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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Contact:

Brodeur Partners, for Avnet Technology Solutions
Marcia Chapman, 480-308-0284
mchapman@brodeur.com