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Arrow Electronics Expands Global Agreement with Carclo for Optics

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Arrow Electronics Expands Global Agreement with Carclo for Optics10:30 EDT Wednesday, July 13, 2011 MELVILLE, N.Y. (Business Wire) -- Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) is expanding its global distribution agreement with Carclo Technical Plastics to distribute its optical products in North America and Asia. Carclo Technical Plastics is a global manufacturer of discrete optics and modular optical systems with facilities in Europe, the Americas and in Asia. Carclo products include electro-optic and Fresnel lenses, reflectors, TIR optics, and multi-element modular optical systems. Arrow's existing agreement with Carclo includes the EMEA regions. Carclo designs, develops, and manufactures a broad range of discrete optics, in addition to modular optical solutions for street and wide-area lighting, among others. Under the expanded agreement, Arrow can offer a broader optical product range for the design and manufacture of solid-state lighting, as well as drivers and connectors, power and thermal management solutions, and LEDs. About Arrow Electronics Arrow Electronics ( 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. Media Contact:Arrow Electronics, Inc.Chris MaioManager, External