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Avnet Services Teams Up with the Linux Foundation to Offer Expanded Global Access to Popular Educational Courses

Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced today that its Avnet Services business unit has formed a strategic agreement with the Linux Foundation to expand the availability of select Linux classes worldwide. Students now have an opportunity to take any of these popular courses through Avnet Academy, Avnet Services’ education and training group, either online or in live, classroom settings around the world.

“Linux is a critical platform for nearly all the major technology manufacturers Avnet works with worldwide,” said Matt Fox, senior director of education solutions for Avnet Services. “We’ve seen demand for Linux education, and we’ve worked diligently to provide these courses.”

Avnet Academy currently offers approximately 2,500 courses related to solutions from technology manufacturers such as Cisco, IBM and VMware. The addition of the Linux Foundation courses allows Avnet Academy to expand its offerings in cross-platform solutions.

“By partnering with companies like Avnet, the Linux Foundation is able to make its course content available to more people in more places,” said Mike Woster, chief operating officer, the Linux Foundation. “We’re looking forward to this relationship with Avnet Services and extending Linux learning to even more students.”

Avnet Services is a global organization that addresses complex business needs with advanced technology solutions to deliver measurable outcomes and accelerate growth. Avnet Services is a single-source provider of enterprise technology services from procurement through integration, operations, management and disposal.

See a full description of the Linux Foundation classes on the Avnet Academy website.

For more information about Avnet Services, visit the Avnet Services website.
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About Avnet Technology Solutions

As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and hardware solutions that address the business needs of their end-user customers locally and around the world. 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

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.

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