Avnet Named Business of the Year by Chandler Chamber of Commerce

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Avnet Named Business of the Year by Chandler Chamber of Commerce

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

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, has been honored as Business of the Year by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce. The 26th 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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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.

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

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