KEMET Awards Avnet 2015 Distributor of the Year Award

GREENVILLE, SC--(Marketwired - June 15, 2016) - KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, announced Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, as the winner of its 2015 Jim Bruorton Distributor of the Year Award. Avnet's exceptional growth in specialty product categories, design registrations, financial performance and sales metrics were among the criteria used to select this year's winner.

"KEMET remains an industry leader thanks to its commitment to innovation. Recent product introductions, including RoHS-compliant ferrite inductors and the new Ultra HiQ-CBR Squared Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors, demonstrate KEMET's dedication to the future," said Ed Smith, President, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. "Avnet is honored to receive KEMET's Distributor of the Year recognition, and we look forward to contributing to the ongoing success of KEMET, and our mutual customers, in the years to come."

"For KEMET, it is a priority to ensure we put the best products and latest technologies in the hands of our customers. We are proud to have a great network of Authorized Distributors and every year we like to recognize the best of the best. This year, Avnet is a very deserving recipient of this award," said Fernando Spada, Vice President Sales - Global Distribution, KEMET. "We have been fortunate to have had multiple opportunities to grow with Avnet, and look forward to another year of outstanding growth and performance."


KEMET Corporation is a leading global manufacturer of electronic components that meet the highest standards for quality, delivery and service. The company offers its customers the broadest selection of capacitor technologies in the industry across all dielectrics, along with an expanding range of electromechanical devices, electromagnetic compatibility solutions and supercapacitors. KEMET's corporate headquarters are in South Carolina; the company also operates manufacturing facilities, sales and distribution centers around the world. KEMET's common stock is listed on the NYSE under the symbol "KEM." Additional information about KEMET can be found at

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