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Arrow Electronics Aids Relief Efforts in Japan

Monday, March 21, 2011

Arrow Electronics Aids Relief Efforts in Japan19:13 EDT Monday, March 21, 2011 MELVILLE, N.Y. (Business Wire) -- Responding to the devastation caused by the earthquakes and tsunami in Japan, Arrow Electronics Inc. (NYSE: ARW) has joined with its employees to support disaster recovery and relief operations in that region. The company pledged to match the first $100,000 in employee donations to designated crisis-recovery charities. “We are grateful that our employees in Japan have been confirmed safe, and we are committed to doing what we can to help others affected by the catastrophic events in that area,” said Michael J. Long, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Arrow Electronics. “Arrow and our employees have been long-time contributors to relief efforts, and we believe it is important to alleviate the suffering caused by this disaster.” The designated agencies for which Arrow will match employee donations, dollar-for-dollar, include the American Red Cross, AmeriCares, Mercy Corps and Doctors Without Borders. About Arrow Electronics Inc. Arrow Electronics (www.arrow.com) is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for over 1,200 suppliers and 115,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 340 locations in 52 countries. Arrow ElectronicsJohn Hourigan, 303-824-4586Director, External Communicationsjhourigan@arrow.comorDawn Small, 303-824-4188Communications Managerdsmall@arrow.com