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Avnet, Inc. Introduces "Avnet Insights" to Provide Unique Perspectives from Avnet Executives on Global Business Trends

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Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, has unveiled a new series of articles called Avnet Insights (http://news.avnet.com/avnet-insights). The articles, which are featured on Avnet's recently launched online newsroom, will cover a broad spectrum of topics and issues related to global business trends. Avnet Insights will be regularly updated with new content featuring unique perspectives from Avnet's executive team and other industry experts. Avnet Insights will also include other related content and resources such as relevant videos, presentations, blogs and white papers. The Avnet Insights articles are not copyrighted, and can be used, with attribution to Avnet, by media and content developers without restriction.

“Avnet Insights provide readers with a unique perspective on the challenges, opportunities and future trends that apply to businesses of all sizes – regardless of their industry or location,” said Michelle Gorel, vice president, public relations and corporate communications, Avnet, Inc. “Avnet's executives have decades of experience managing global business activities, and Avnet Insights provides another channel for them to share the lessons they've learned with our newsroom visitors in a compelling way.”

The first three Avnet Insights are:

Compliance: A Bottomless Pit of Loss or a Competitive Edge?

Jun Li, chief governance and compliance officer at Avnet, provides a unique perspective in this article about how compliance with international trade laws and regulations can create competitive advantages for global businesses.

Learning Agility: Looking Beyond Experience to Build Succession Plans

MaryAnn Miller, senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Avnet, illustrates how evaluating an employee's experience through the prism of learning agility can yield better succession planning decisions.

Profitable Proximity: Revisiting Far-Shore Manufacturing

Douglas Kent, global vice president of Avnet Velocity, reviews a variety of factors, including a customer's complete cost-to-serve expense structure, which should be considered on an ongoing basis to ensure profitable manufacturing and supply chain activities.

The recently launched Avnet online newsroom was designed to make news, graphics, videos, social content, and company information easily accessible for media, analysts, and any visitor interested in Avnet and current technology distribution topics. Users can now search the site and its press release archives for newsroom-specific content, and can subscribe to Avnet press releases via email or RSS.

Visit the Avnet online newsroom: http://news.avnet.com
Read Avnet Insights: http://news.avnet.com/avnet-insights
Follow Avnet on Twitter: @AvnetComms
Connect with Avnet on Facebook or LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/2572 or http://www.facebook.com/avnetinc


About Avnet

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, Inc.
Michelle Kershner, 480-643-7658
Michelle.Kershner@Avnet.com

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