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AVX Honored by Arrow at EDS 2008

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AVX Honored by Arrow at EDS 2008

Press release date: July 21, 2008

AVX awarded Arrow's 2007 Largest Passives Supplier and Largest Dollar Growth in Passives... MYRTLE BEACH S.C. (July 21, 2008) - AVX Corporation, a leading international supplier of advanced electronic components, received two awards from Arrow Electronics at the 2008 Electronic Distribution Show (EDS). AVX was presented with the 2007 Largest Passives Supplier Award and the 2007 Largest Dollar Growth in Passives Award. "AVX's broad product portfolio and outstanding customer service provided the foundation for excellent sales in 2007. We are pleased to honor AVX with the 2007 Largest Passives Supplier Award," said Mike White, Business Segment Director for Passives. "Arrow is also pleased to present AVX with the award for the largest dollar growth in passives. These awards are a result of the outstanding efforts and success of both the AVX and Arrow sales teams." "We are delighted to receive this recognition from Arrow for 2007. It is a result of a mutual commitment and focus at all levels in our companies to accelerate demand creation, make necessary inventory investments, and flawlessly fulfill existing and new growth opportunities in the marketplace, " said Pete Venuto, Vice President of Sales. "Arrow continues to be a valuable part of our sales channel as we continue with our core strategy of product innovation and diversification for new and exciting market segments." For more information, contact AVX at 801 17th Avenue South, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29578; by calling 843-448-9411, by fax at 843-444-2864 or on the Web at About AVX AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 24 manufacturing and customer support facilities in 15 countries around the world. AVX offers a broad range of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, timing and circuit protection devices and connectors. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:AVX). About Arrow Electronics Arrow Electronics ( is a major global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and computer products. Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for nearly 600 suppliers and more than 130,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of over 270 locations in 53 countries and territories. Garth Miller Public Relations Executive BtB Marketing Communications, Inc. 900 Ridgefield Drive, Suite 270 Raleigh, NC 27609 P: 919.872.8172 F: 919.872.8875 For more information, contact: Gary Baker Director, WW Sales Communications 843-946-0601


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