Avnet Memec Named Finisar Distributor of the Year in North America

  Avnet Memec Named Finisar Distributor of the Year in North America

Business Wire

PHOENIX -- July 25, 2013

Avnet Memec, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business
region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced that it has received the
Distributor of the Year award from Finisar Corporation, the world’s largest
supplier of fiber optic components and subsystems.

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“Our team works to match Finisar products with both the new and existing
clients that need them,” said Ed Smith, president of Avnet Electronics
Marketing Americas. “Receiving this award is really a statement both about the
quality of the Finisar products and our ability to follow best practices
across our business.”

“Avnet has been very proactive in our relationship and makes it easy to do
business together,” said Todd Swanson, executive vice president of sales and
marketing with Finisar Corporation. “In the past year, they’ve helped us
strategically diversify our customer base, and create opportunities that will
fuel our future success. Their team really earned this award.”

The award is given each year to a single Finisar distributor that demonstrates
consistent revenue growth, design wins with new and existing customers, new
market penetration, alignment with Finisar strategy, proactive communications,
ease of doing business, and positive customer relationships.

Avnet Memec also received the Finisar Distributor of the Year award in 2006.

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About Finisar

Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) is a global technology leader for fiber
optic subsystems and components that enable high-speed voice, video and data
communications for telecommunications, networking, storage, wireless, and
cable TV applications. For 25 years, Finisar has provided critical optics
technologies to system manufacturers to meet the increasing demands for
network bandwidth. Finisar is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, USA with
R&D, manufacturing sites, and sales offices worldwide. For additional
information, visit www.finisar.com.

About Avnet Electronics Marketing

Avnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc.
that serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic
manufacturing services (EMS) providers in more than 70 countries, distributing
electronic components from leading manufacturers and providing associated
design-chain and supply-chain services. The group's website is located at

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 Electronics Marketing
Heidi Elliott, 480-643-7584
Senior Director, Marketing Communications
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