Avnet Reaches No. 108 on the FORTUNE 500 Largest Companies List
Tops 2012 FORTUNE 500 List of Companies
Headquartered in Arizona
FORTUNE magazine announced today that global technology
ranked No. 108 on the 2012
FORTUNE 500 list of largest U.S. companies. With $26.5
billion in sales in fiscal 2011, Avnet moved up 24 positions in the
ranking from No. 132 on the 2011 list. In addition, Avnet was recently
named No. 1 by FORTUNE on its "FORTUNE'S
Most Admired" list in the Wholesaler: Electronics category for the
fourth year in a row.
"We are proud that our long-term, disciplined approach to profitable
growth, both organically and through value-creating acquisitions, is
reflected in our 2012 ranking," said Rick Hamada, CEO of Avnet, Inc.
"Avnet's continued rise on the FORTUNE 500 list is a direct
result of our team's commitment to accelerating the success of our
valued customer and supplier partners around the globe."
Companies are ranked by total revenues for their respective fiscal
years. Avnet debuted on the FORTUNE 500 in 1968, placing 467th
with revenue just over $146 million. For more information about the
list, please visit http://fortune.com/500.
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a FORTUNE 500 company, is one of the
largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and
embedded technology serving customers in more than 70 countries
worldwide. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the
world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than
100,000 customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and
solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 2, 2011, Avnet generated
revenue of $26.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
Michelle Gorel, 480-643-7653
Marcia Chapman, 480-308-0284
Senior Account Director
Source: Avnet, Inc.
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