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Arrow Buying TechTurn

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) announced today that it has agreed to acquire TechTurn, Ltd. (“TechTurn”), a leading provider of electronics asset disposition (EAD) services that specializes in the processing and sale of technology devices that are returned or recycled from businesses and consumers.

TechTurn offers a comprehensive portfolio of services, including asset retirement, data wipe, asset test and diagnostics, data sanitation, and refurbishment and remarketing. With offices in Texas and Virginia, as well as partner facilities in Europe and Canada, TechTurn provides EAD services to Fortune 500 customers, original equipment manufacturers, and large retailers.

“We are very excited to have the TechTurn team join the Arrow family. This acquisition will strengthen our existing portfolio of services and is a continuation of our global strategy to expand into faster growing services that span the full lifecycle of technology and complement our core businesses,” said Paul J. Reilly, executive vice president, finance and operations and chief financial officer of Arrow Electronics.

TechTurn is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has 135 employees. The company’s sales are expected to exceed $50 million in 2012. This acquisition is subject to the customary regulatory approval process and is expected to close in the next 45 days.

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