Avnet Technology Solutions EMEA Extends Distribution Agreement with RSA Following Opening of New Security & Networking Solutions (SNS) Division in EMEA

Aug 11, 2014

Diegem, Belgium – Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced the extension of its distribution agreement with RSA, the security division of EMC, into new geographies. The addition of the United Kingdom, France, Belgium and Luxembourg coincides with the re-launch of the business into Spain and Italy; all six countries will leverage the EMEA Competence Center in the Netherlands. This agreement further strengthens Avnet’s security offerings following the expansion of its Security & Networking Solutions division in EMEA, announced in June.

RSA is the premier provider of intelligence-driven security solutions. RSA helps the world’s leading organisations solve their most complex and sensitive security challenges, including: managing organisational risk, safeguarding mobile access and collaboration, preventing online fraud, and defending against advanced threats.

Steve Wheeler, channel sales director, RSA, commented, “Avnet’s proven expertise for helping resellers target growth opportunities and deliver complete business solutions aligns with our business strategy for channel development. Avnet’s new security business model and strong positioning in the datacentre will help RSA address new partner and market opportunities.”

“Our existing distribution agreement with RSA continues to expand in Europe, which means we’re well positioned to address additional high potential growth markets. We will continue to help security partners, such as RSA, develop and manage new business models for security technologies as the market evolves,” said Miriam Murphy, senior vice president, enterprise sales and marketing, Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA.

About Avnet Technology Solutions

As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions transforms technology into business solutions for customers around the world.  It collaborates with customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and hardware solutions that address the changing needs of end-user customers. The group serves customers and suppliers in North America, Latin America and Caribbean, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $11.0 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2014. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit http://www.ats.avnet.com.

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