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Avnet Electronics Marketing Receives Global Partnership and Outstanding Performance Awards from Amphenol


50-Year Alliance Continues to Deliver Top Results for Avnet and Amphenol in 2007

PHOENIX -- Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has received three awards from Amphenol Corporation, based upon Avnet Electronic Marketing’s overall performance during calendar 2007. The recognition includes the Award for Outstanding Performance in North America, the Award for Outstanding Performance in Asia, and the Global Partnership Award.

Avnet earned the awards for Outstanding Performance in North America and Asia by achieving the highest percent of incremental sales growth year-on-year in the two regions – and won the Global Partnership Award for its global collaborative efforts with Amphenol.

Ed Smith, senior vice president of sales for Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, accepted the awards on behalf of Avnet. “We are proud to have worked with Amphenol for over 50 years to provide design technology, demand creation and fulfillment value for customers around the globe,” said Smith. “I am honored to accept this award on behalf of the entire team. We look forward to another great year in 2008.”

“Avnet and Amphenol last year celebrated 50 years of engagement as Avnet’s first franchise line. It is very exciting that our two companies have grown as industry leaders, while remaining strongly engaged through the years,” said Amphenol Chairman Martin Loeffler. “Congratulations to Avnet for your global team’s outstanding performance in 2007.”


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