Arrow ECS' Alternative Technology Group Presented with 2008 North American Distributor of the Year Award from CA

Award Marks Third Year That Arrow ECS Has Received Top Honors From CA

LAS VEGAS, Nov 18, 2008 -- Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, a business segment of Arrow Electronics Inc. [NYSE: ARW], today announced that it received the 2008 North American "Distributor of the Year" award from CA, Inc. Arrow ECS' Alternative Technology group was recognized for the award based on its superior efforts in demand creation and support of CA products, achieving the No. 1 position among CA's North American distributors.

"Arrow ECS is delighted to once again receive this prestigious award from CA," said Andy Bryant, president of Arrow ECS. Arrow ECS also was recognized with the award in 2007 and 2005. "Our Alternative Technology group provides outstanding channel and market development assistance to CA and its resellers. I congratulate them on this honor."

"We have worked closely with CA to establish and execute on common goals and to leverage our combined resources to deliver exceptional solutions through our North American channel partners to CA customers," said Bill Botti, president and chief operating officer of Alternative Technology. "Arrow ECS has worked with CA since 1998 and we look forward to supporting them in the years ahead."

"Alternative Technology's channel partners play a central role in our business strategy and in our value proposition to our customers in North America," said Bill Lipsin, senior vice president for worldwide channels at CA. "Our Distributor of the Year award gives us the opportunity to recognize the hard work and creativity that Alternative Technology has put into the marketing, implementation and support of our industry-leading IT management solutions."

Information about Alternative Technology's solutions and support for CA customers is available at or by calling 800-544-7674 (USA), or 866-240-9991 (Canada).


Alternative Technology is a leading specialty distributor for value-added resellers who need products and services targeted at thin-client/server-based computing, edge infrastructure, virtualization, security, and wireless markets. Driving the widespread adoption of leading-edge technologies by bridging the gaps between products and services to solve critical business problems, Alternative Technology identifies business issues that are key to its markets and offers multivendor solutions that drive demand back through its reseller partners. Alternative Technology, headquartered in Englewood, Colo., has offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Carlsbad, Calif., and Mississauga, Canada. Alternative Technology is a wholly owned subsidiary of Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, which is a business segment of Arrow Electronics, Inc. [NYSE: ARW]. For more information, go to:, e-mail: or call toll-free: 800-544-7674 (USA), or 866-240-9991 (Canada).


Arrow ECS, a business segment of Arrow Electronics Inc. [NYSE: ARW], provides enterprise and midrange computing products, services and solutions to value-added resellers, system integrators, and independent software vendors. Based in Englewood, Colo., Arrow ECS connects its customers to the world's foremost technology suppliers, including HP, IBM, Sun Microsystems, EMC, NetApp, Hitachi Data Systems, and other leading storage networking, software, and security suppliers. Arrow ECS reported $4.8 billion in global enterprise computing solution sales in 2007. Visit for more information.

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