FORTUNE magazine announced that global technology distributor Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) ranked No. 117 on the 2014 Fortune 500 list of largest U.S. companies, with $25.5 billion in sales in fiscal year 2013. This is Avnet’s 46 th anniversary of being featured on this distinguished list of companies. In addition, Avnet was recently recognized by FORTUNE on its “ Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies” list in the Wholesaler: Electronics category for the eighth year in a row. “Our top priorities are strongly influenced by our commitment to profitable growth, our great people and capitalizing on our global reach, and our continued recognition on the Fortune 500 list is an acknowledgment of our ability to successfully implement strategies that focus on these priorities,” said Rick Hamada, CEO of Avnet, Inc. “It is also a testament to our employees’ dedication to being a premier partner of choice for our customers, suppliers and shareholders.” Companies are ranked by total revenues for their respective fiscal years. Avnet debuted on the FORTUNE 500 in 1968, placing 467 th with revenue just over $146 million. For more information about the list, please visit http://fortune.com/500. Follow Avnet on Twitter: @AvnetConnect with Avnet on LinkedIn or Facebook: http://www.linkedin.com/company/2572 or facebook.com/avnetincRead more about Avnet on its blogs: http://blogging.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 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com. All company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.