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WWT Recognized by Avnet with Government Solutions Award

WWT receives the 2014 Avnet Government Solutions Award for the U.S. as part of Avnet’s inaugural Avnet Partner Awards program.

ST. LOUIS – March 19, 2015 – World Wide Technology, a market-leading systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions, today announced that it is the recipient of the 2014 Avnet Government Solutions Award for the U.S. as part of Avnet’s inaugural Avnet Partner Awards program. The Avnet Partner Awards recognize Avnet’s partners for excellence in delivering on customer needs and driving business results. The awards program tracks, measures and rewards Avnet’s U.S. and Canadian partners for their performance in the IT channel with 10 awards across eight categories.

“World Wide Technology is honored to receive this recognition from Avnet for our success in delivering solutions and services tailored to meet the evolving needs of the U.S. government,” said Bob Olwig, vice president of business strategy and innovation with WWT. “We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Avnet as we help our federal, state and local government customers reduce costs through the innovative use of commercial off-the-shelf products, capture cross-agency opportunities, enhance security and align leading-edge technology with their long-term strategic vision.”

WWT brings an innovative and proven approach to how organizations discover, evaluate, architect and implement technology. The company offers its customers hands-on access to equipment, training and insight via its Advanced Technology Center – a collaborative ecosystem to design, build, educate, demonstrate and deploy innovative technology products and integrated architectural solutions for customers, partners and employees around the world. Customers also benefit from WWT’s Integration Centers, global program management, professional services and award-winning strategic partnerships.

“With this award, we recognize World Wide Technology’s performance and achievements as an Avnet partner, and look forward to WWT continuing to raise the bar in delivering business value and market growth,” said Jeff Bawol, president, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. “Together with our partners, Avnet remains focused on investing in an entire portfolio of products and services to enable our mutual customers to transform technologies into complete business solutions and accelerate their success.”

The Avnet and WWT partnership started in 2007 and has developed strategically into a relationship supporting 13 lines of business. Both companies share a passion for excellence in customer care and utilize the strengths and capabilities of each organization to deliver technology solutions that solve real business problems and mission needs for U.S. federal, state and local government customers.

Avnet Technology Solutions is the world’s leading global IT solutions provider and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT). Leveraging its extensive resources, strategic alliances, technology expertise and network makes it easier and more affordable to enter and excel in high-growth technology and vertical markets worldwide. At a time when solutions delivery equals business performance, Avnet is committed to offering – together with its partners – the most complete platform to enable organizations to grow their business and better leverage global resources. Avnet accelerates its customers’ growth by providing the tools, resources and services to help them create competitive advantages. By working with a broad and diverse alliance of partners, Avnet extends the value of the platform with a range of implementation, integration and value-added services.

Avnet will formally recognize the winners of the Avnet Partner Awards at its annual Avnet Technology Solutions Partner Summit to be held in Phoenix, November 9-11, 2015. This event will bring together hundreds of Avnet's top partner and supplier executives that span the entire Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas’ line card, and dozens of industry leaders to share their perspectives on the evolving IT landscape. To learn more, contact your Avnet account manager or email: PartnerSummit@avnet.com.

About World Wide Technology

World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a systems integrator with nearly $7 billion in annual revenue that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to large public and private organizations. The company brings to market a powerful blend of knowledge, infrastructure and technology to help its customers discover, evaluate, architect and implement technology products and solutions.  Based in St. Louis, WWT works closely with industry leaders including Boeing (NYSE: BA); Dell (NASDAQ: DELL); Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO); EMC (NYSE: EMC); HP (NYSE: HPQ); AT&T Inc., (NYSE: ATT); VMware (NYSE: VMW); Citrix Systems, Inc.; NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the U.S. Air Force. WWT employs more than 3,000 people and operates over 2 million square feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world.

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 AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanAsia 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.

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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WWT Media Contact

Ed Levens

919-346-5531

eslevens@propelmg.com

Avnet Media Contact

Marcia Chapman

Brodeur Partners, for Avnet Technology Solutions

Phone: 480-308-0284

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