Avnet 10-Q 2011
Certification Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350
(as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002)
In connection with the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended January 1, 2011 (the Report), I, Roy Vallee, Chief Executive Officer of Avnet, Inc., (the Company) hereby certify that:
Date: January 28, 2011
A signed original of this written statement required by Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 has been provided to the Company and will be retained by the Company and furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff upon request. This certification will not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or otherwise subject to the liability of that section. Nor will this certification be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, except to the extent that the registrant specifically incorporates it by reference.