Avnet, Inc.
AVNET INC (Form: 8-K, Received: 02/16/2017 16:15:35)

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

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FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)      February 13, 2017

AVNET, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

New York

 

1-4224

 

11-1890605

(State or other jurisdiction

 

(Commission

 

(IRS Employer

Of incorporation)

 

File Number)

 

Identification No.)

 

2211 South 47th Street, Phoenix, Arizona

 

85034

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

(480) 643-2000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

N/A

(Former name and former address, if changed since last report)

 

 

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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

 

On February 13, 2017, Gerry Fay, Senior Vice President of Avnet, Inc. (the “Company”) and President, Avnet Electronics Marketing, provided notice of his intent to terminate his employment agreement with the Company effective February 13, 2018.  A press release discussing Mr. Fay’s notice is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit
Number

 

Description

 

 

 

99.1

 

Press Release, dated February 16, 2017

 

 

 

 


 

SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: February 16, 2017

 

AVNET, INC.

 

 

Registrant

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

/s/ Kevin Moriarty

 

 

 

 

Name: Kevin Moriarty

 

 

 

 

Title: Senior Vice President and

 

 

 

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

 


Exhibit 99.1

 

PICTURE 1

 

 

Avnet Announces Leadership Changes

 

PHOENIX – February 16, 2017 – Avnet (NYSE: AVT) announced today that Gerry Fay, president of Avnet Electronics Marketing (EM), has decided to step down from his position and will depart the company to pursue external opportunities. As a result, other leadership and organizational changes are being made to streamline operations and better position Avnet for long-term profitable growth.

 

“During the past 12 years, Gerry has contributed immeasurably to Avnet,” said William Amelio, CEO of Avnet. “On behalf of the Board and management team, we sincerely thank Gerry for his important contributions toward building the great business that we have today, and we fully support him in this decision.”

 

Moving forward, Avnet’s regional presidents will report directly to CEO William Amelio. Fay will stay on for a period of time to facilitate a smooth transition with Avnet’s customers and technology suppliers.

 

“Avnet has a long history of adapting to change while staying focused on helping our customers bring new products to market,” said Amelio. “Our business strategy is undergoing a transformation, and we have strong leaders in place to deliver on this strategy. I’m confident that the team will maintain a laser focus on providing world-class distribution and design and supply chain services to our customers and suppliers.”

 

All brands and trade names are trademarks or registered trademarks, and are the properties of their respective owners. Avnet disclaims any proprietary interest in marks other than its own .

 

 

About Avnet

 

From components to cloud and design to disposal, Avnet (NYSE:AVT) accelerates the success of customers who build, sell and use technology globally by providing them with a comprehensive portfolio of innovative products, services and solutions. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

 

 

 

 

Media Relations Contact

 

 

Maureen O’Leary

 

 

maureen.o’leary@avnet.com

 

 

480-643-7499

 

 

 

 

 

Investor Relations Contact

 

 

Vincent Keenan

 

 

vincent.keenan@avnet.com

 

 

480-643-7053