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Avnet Electronics Marketing Adds Switches and Circuit Breakers from Carling to Americas Line Card

Avnet Electronics Marketing

PHOENIX – September 8, 2011 – Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announces today that it will distribute Carling Technology, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of mechanical rocker and toggle switches, within the Americas. Strengthening Avnet’s interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) offering, Carling’s entire product line is now available in the Americas by contacting an Avnet sales representative or by visiting www.avnetexpress.com.

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Avnet Electronics Marketing offers engineers an unmatched electronic component inventory of more than five million SKUs, in addition to industry-leading design- and supply-chain services -- accelerating the success of its customers. Adding Carling, offers Avnet’s customers the ability to access quality hydraulic, magnetic and thermal circuit breakers, electrical switches and assemblies, digital switching systems and electronic controls. Carling also specializes in military-grade switches and circuit breakers.

“Avnet Electronics Marketing will provide Carling Technologies the ability to not only expand our sales and market penetration capability in North America, but also throughout all the Americas, and possibly beyond,” said Don Pruitt, director of sales for Carling Technologies. “Avnet’s extensive marketing, sales, promotional and logistical footprint will expose and expand the Carling product line into new markets and regions, and we are excited to now be included the Avnet IP&E product portfolio”

Chris Dostaler, Carling distribution sales manager added, “Avnet’s commitment to customer satisfaction is world-class and Carling Technologies is very excited to be adding Avnet to our distribution channel.”

“Adding Carling’s extensive products to our Americas offering expands the breadth of IP&E solutions that Avnet provides to our customers,” said Steve Boysen, senior vice president of IP&E strategic sales, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “This offering, coupled with Avnet’s physical value-add capabilities, gives our mutual customers greater options for selecting, purchasing, or building the IP&E products that will help accelerate their products to market.”

To find out more, or to purchase Carling’s products, visit www.avnetexpress.com.

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