Avnet Named to Fortune’s 2015 List of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” for the Ninth Year

Avnet Named to Fortune's 2015 List of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the Ninth Year

Feb 23, 2015

PHOENIX – Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) was recognized on Fortunemagazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for 2015 in the Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment category. It marks Avnet’s ninth year on the list. Fortune has continually recognized Avnet, a leading global technology distributor.

“Being named to Fortune’s list of the ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’ is a testament to our employees around the world, as well as our company’s commitment to providing high-quality, innovative services for the markets we serve,” said 
Rick Hamada, chief executive officer of Avnet, Inc. “It reinforces how we strive to accelerate the success of our customers, suppliers and shareholders through the values that we respect at Avnet, and the strategies that drive Avnet’s long-term value creation. We consider this recognition an honor, and I am proud of our global team for all they do every day for our broad base of partners.”

Fortune’s rankings are considered the “definitive report card on corporate reputations.” They are based on surveys completed by executives, directors and analysts who are asked to rate companies in their industry based on specific criteria from investment value to social responsibility To make the list a company’s score must rank in the top half of their industry. For more information on the Fortune “Most Admired Companies,” visit

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 sales of $27.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

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