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Bracknell, UK – 4 December 2014 - Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has announced that Tom Corrigan will join the Avnet Technology Solutions UK leadership team as sales director as from 1 January 2015. Corrigan currently heads up the open storage and Cisco business unit at Avnet UK.

As sales director, Tom Corrigan will be responsible for customer-centric growth through the delivery of value added services, technology solutions and market insights for Avnet business partners. This promotion follows five years at Avnet UK during which time Corrigan has held management positions within the organisation’s IBM and NetApp businesses. For the last two years he has been business unit leader, open storage and Cisco, responsible for developing and executing growth strategies for suppliers such as EMC, Cisco and VCE.

In his new role Corrigan will report directly to Miriam Murphy, senior vice president, North region, Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA who said, “It was always our goal to fill the position of sales director in the UK internally, and Tom’s talent for planning and executing innovative business development strategies will help us accelerate growth and drive opportunities for our customers and suppliers. His experience and enthusiasm will guarantee a smooth transition into the new position with colleagues and business partners.”

Commenting on his new appointment, Tom Corrigan explained, “Success in the channel depends on the ability to build and organise high performance teams. An integral part of my new responsibilities will be to ensure close teamwork between Avnet and its business partners, including systems integrators and managed service providers. During my time with Avnet I have witnessed a transition from selling technology to the delivery of innovative business solutions and my goal will be to further enable that change while meeting our customers’ needs.”

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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 http://www.ats.avnet.com
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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 28, 2014, Avnet generated revenue of $27.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com
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Linda Patterson, Marketing Director
Avnet Technology Solutions
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