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We’ve made significant investments in our security and networking business the past year

Bracknell, UK – March 2, 2016: Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced it has been named by Juniper Networks as UK Distributor of the Year for the second year running, and has been crowned EMEA Distributor of the Year 2015.

Avnet collected the UK award during the Juniper Networks UK Partner Summit on December 4, 2015, in London. The EMEA award recognition was received during the Juniper Networks IDEAS/Connected 2016 event on January 12, 2016, in Miami. Presented by Juniper Networks CEO Rami Rahim, the awards recognise Avnet’s performance in three key areas: consistent sales execution to targets, market growth of the commercial (mid-market) sector and partner enablement in support of Juniper Networks’ Rising Stars programme.

Anthony Webb, managing director, partner and commercial sales, UK and Ireland, Juniper Networks, said, “Avnet has delivered a solid performance for Juniper Networks during the past year and has demonstrated continual commitment driving programmes that support our mutual business priorities. The collaboration between our organisations has become stronger thanks to the talented and dedicated team at Avnet.”

Christian Curtis, sales director, Avnet Technology Solutions, UK, commented, “Receiving the Distributor of the Year award in the UK for the second year running, as well as wider EMEA recognition in 2015, is testament to Avnet’s commitment to drive growth through its partner development and solutions strategy. We’ve made significant investments in our security and networking business the past year and the success we've achieved with strategic partners such as Juniper Networks shows we are on the right track.”

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Linda Patterson Marketing Director
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