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Solution Providers Honor Avnet Government Solutions as XCellence Award Winner at XChange SLED 2015 Event

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Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced that Avnet Government Solutions, LLC, its wholly owned subsidiary focused on the U.S. public sector, has been honored with a 2015 XChange SLED XCellence award in the State and Local Program category at this year’s XChange SLED event hosted by The Channel Company. The XChange SLED XCellence Award winners, selected by solution provider attendees, are recognized for representing the most noteworthy products, services, programs and presentations at the two-day event. By winning the prestigious XCellence Award, Avnet Government Solutions continues to demonstrate its commitment to innovation and growth through the channel.

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Pattie Fincham, Holly Urquhart and Kristin Herbert-Nicholson, Avnet Government Solutions, accept the

Pattie Fincham, Holly Urquhart and Kristin Herbert-Nicholson, Avnet Government Solutions, accept the 2015 XChange SLED XCellence Award in the State and Local Program category. (Photo: Business Wire)

Avnet Government Solutions provides partners with a single source for the resources they need to successfully pursue U.S. government market opportunities. For example, Avnet Government Solutions offers a complete portfolio of cost-effective services, software and hardware solutions that address the business needs of partners serving the public sector markets. Additionally, Avnet Government Solutions provides partners with access to comprehensive integration offerings, a world-class services organization and an experienced, dedicated public sector team that understands how to grow partners’ public sector businesses.

“At this year’s XChange SLED event, Avnet emphasized that government-focused solution providers should expect more from their distribution partner,” said Pete Rzonca, vice president of Avnet Government Solutions. “Solution providers should look to their distributor for everything from market intelligence and opportunity identification to financial solutions and professional services that will help them win business. We were recognized by the solution providers in attendance with this award because Avnet Government Solutions has a track record of providing these broader and more expansive service offerings, which help solution providers win new opportunities in the public sector.”

Launched in May 2014 as a new business to help solution providers, such as independent software vendor (ISV), systems integrator (SI) and value-added reseller (VAR) partners, capture IT market share with the U.S. government, Avnet Government Solutions focuses on the federal, SLED markets via its holistic approach to pursuing these market opportunities – combining business development, capture and compliance assistance with Avnet’s more than 90 years of technology distribution expertise.

“XCellence Award winners understand the power of XChange to connect them with solution providers and the commitment the solution providers make in attending each event. These winners go above and beyond in both planning and execution to make sure they are educating, inspiring and motivating high-tech solution provider leaders as they evaluate and change their business models to meet the demands of the market,” said Lisa MacKenzie, SVP Events, The Channel Company. “We congratulate the winning vendors of this year’s XChange SLED XCellence Awards for their innovation and commitment to a thriving IT channel.”

To view the full list of winners and event highlights visit http://www.xchange-events.com/xsled15/awards/.

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About the Channel Company

The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN(R), XChange(R) Events, IPED(R) and SharedVue(R), is the channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.

About Avnet Technology Solutions

As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions transforms technology into business solutions for customers around the world. It collaborates with customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and hardware solutions that address the changing needs of end-user customers. The group serves customers and suppliers in North America, Latin America and Caribbean, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $11.0 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2014. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit ats.avnet.com.

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 28, 2014, Avnet generated revenue of $27.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

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