Avnet Memec Rewarded by Finisar for European Success

Poing, Germany, 22 July 2013 – Avnet Memec, an Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) company today announced that it has been named as European Distributor of the Year by Finisar Corporation, a global leader in optical communications components and subsystems.

Presenting the award, Todd Swanson, executive vice president, sales and marketing at Finisar said, “Achieving growth when the prevailing market conditions continue to be tough has taken exceptional drive and commitment by the Avnet Memec team. Throughout Europe the team has achieved revenue growth in key vertical markets which has been matched by expert technical support and a focus on demand creation. Congratulations on a great year.”

Steve Haynes, president at Avnet Memec EMEA, responded, “Finisar is a valued partner for Avnet Memec and we are delighted to receive this award. The vertical market strategy that Avnet Memec operates means that we are ideally positioned to support Finisar in reaching new markets and applications outside of their core focus. We have seen particular success in the Industrial, Medical, Embedded and Mil/Aero markets and look forward to building on that success through the coming year.”

About Finisar

Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) is a global technology leader for fiber optic subsystems and components that enable high-speed voice, video and data communications for telecommunications, networking, storage, wireless, and cable TV applications. For 25 years, Finisar has provided critical optics technologies to system manufacturers to meet the increasing demands for network bandwidth. Finisar is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, USA with R&D, manufacturing sites, and sales offices worldwide. For additional information, visit www.finisar.com.

About Avnet Memec

Avnet Memec, a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, is a highly specialised semiconductor distributor, operating on a pan-European basis and employing a significant number of engineers to support customers’ design efforts. Avnet Memec specialises in highly innovative suppliers and technologies, which will help a variety of customers to differentiate their designs. Its area of specialisation extends from Analog and Microcontrollers to RF, Datacom and Networking. The business unit operates out of 31 offices in 19 European countries and represents major semiconductor franchises on a pan-European basis. www.avnet-memec.eu

Media Contact Avnet Memec

Tom Oelschlaeger – Director Marketing & Communications

Avnet Memec

Phone: +49 (0) 8121 775 146

E-Mail: tom.oelschlaeger@avnet-memec.eu

Nicki Langley – Account Director

Neesham PR

Phone : 01622 210080

E-Mail: nickil@neesham.co.uk

Photo Caption: Left to right

• Todd Swanson Executive VP Sales&Marketing Finisar Corporation

• Jodi Estevez, Supplier Management Director, Avnet US

• Owen Chui, Associate Director, Central Marketing, Avnet Hong Kong

• Alexander Bornemann, Business Development Manager, Avnet Memec EMEA

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