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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
 
 
 
Form 10-K
 
     
þ
  ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the fiscal year ended June 28, 2008
or
o
  TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
    For the transition period from          to          
 
Commission file number 1-4224
 
Avnet, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
     
New York   11-1890605
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
     
2211 South 47th Street,
Phoenix, Arizona
(Address of principal executive offices)
  85034
(Zip Code)
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (480) 643-2000
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
 
     
Title of Each Class
 
Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
 
Common Stock   New York Stock Exchange
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:
None
 
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.  Yes þ     No o
 
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act.  Yes o     No þ
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes þ     No o
 
Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K.  o
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
 
             
Large accelerated filer þ
  Accelerated filer o   Non-accelerated filer o
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
  Smaller reporting company o
 
Indicate by checkmark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  Yes o     No þ
 
The aggregate market value (approximate) of the registrant’s common equity held by non-affiliates based on the closing price of a share of the registrant’s common stock for New York Stock Exchange composite transactions on December 29, 2007 (the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter) — $5,307,637,834.
 
The number of shares of the registrant’s Common Stock (net of treasury shares) outstanding at July 26, 2008 — 150,408,462
 
DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE
 
Portions of the registrant’s definitive proxy statement (to be filed pursuant to Reg. 14A) relating to the Annual Meeting of Shareholders anticipated to be held on November 6, 2008 are incorporated herein by reference in Part III of this Report.
 


 

 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
                 
        Page
 
      Business     3  
      Risk Factors     8  
      Unresolved Staff Comments     12  
      Properties     12  
      Legal Proceedings     12  
      Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders     13  
 
PART II
      Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters, and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities     14  
      Selected Financial Data     16  
      Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations     17  
      Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk     35  
      Financial Statements and Supplementary Data     35  
      Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure     36  
      Controls and Procedures     36  
      Other Information     36  
 
PART III
      Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance     37  
      Executive Compensation     37  
      Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters     37  
      Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence     37  
      Principal Accounting Fees and Services     37  
 
PART IV
      Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules     38  
 EX-12.1
 EX-21
 EX-23.1
 EX-31.1
 EX-31.2
 EX-32.1
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PART I
 
Item 1.   Business
 
Avnet, Inc., incorporated in New York in 1955, together with its consolidated subsidiaries (the “Company” or “Avnet”), is one of the world’s largest industrial distributors, based on sales, of electronic components, enterprise computer and storage products and embedded subsystems. With sales of $17.95 billion in fiscal 2008, Avnet creates a vital link in the technology supply chain that connects more than 300 of the world’s leading electronic component and computer product manufacturers and software developers with a global customer base of more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”), electronic manufacturing services (“EMS”) providers, original design manufacturers (“ODMs”), and value-added resellers (“VARs”). Avnet distributes electronic components, computer products and software as received from its suppliers or with assembly or other value added by Avnet. Additionally, Avnet provides engineering design, materials management and logistics services, system integration and configuration, and supply chain services.
 
Organizational Structure
 
Avnet has two primary operating groups — Electronics Marketing (“EM”) and Technology Solutions (“TS”). Both operating groups have operations in each of the three major economic regions of the world: the Americas; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”); and Asia/Pacific, consisting of Asia, Australia and New Zealand (“Asia” or “Asia/Pac”). Each operating group has its own management team that is led by a group president and includes regional presidents and senior executives within the operating group that manage the various functions within the businesses. Each operating group also has distinct financial reporting that is evaluated at the corporate level on which operating decisions and strategic planning for the Company as a whole are made. Divisions exist within each operating group that serve primarily as sales and marketing units to further streamline the sales and marketing efforts within each operating group and enhance each operating group’s ability to work with its customers and suppliers, generally along more specific product lines or geography. However, each division relies heavily on the support services provided by each operating group as well as centralized support at the corporate level.
 
Avnet’s operating groups and their sales are as follows:
 
                 
    Fiscal 2008
    Percentage
 
Region
  Sales     of Sales  
    (Millions)        
 
EM Americas
  $ 3,771.9       21.0 %
EM EMEA
    3,631.8       20.2  
EM Asia
    2,923.1       16.3  
                 
Total EM
    10,326.8       57.5  
                 
TS Americas
    4,806.6       26.8  
TS EMEA
    2,327.0       13.0  
TS Asia
    492.3       2.7  
                 
Total TS
    7,625.9       42.5  
                 
Total Avnet
  $ 17,952.7       100.0 %
                 
 
A description of each operating group and its businesses is presented below. Further financial information by operating group and geography is provided in Note 16 to the consolidated financial statements appearing in Item 15 of this Report.
 
Electronics Marketing
 
EM markets and sells semiconductors and interconnect, passive and electromechanical devices (“IP&E”) for more than 300 of the world’s leading electronic component manufacturers. EM markets and sells its products and services to a diverse customer base serving many end-markets including automotive, communications, computer hardware and peripheral, industrial and manufacturing, medical equipment, military and aerospace. EM also offers


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an array of value-added services that help customers evaluate, design-in and procure electronic components throughout the lifecycle of their technology products and systems. By working with EM from the design phase through new product introduction and through the product lifecycle, customers and suppliers can accelerate their time to market and realize cost efficiencies in both the design and manufacturing process.
 
EM Design Chain Services offers engineers a host of technical design solutions in support of the sales process. With access to a suite of design tools and engineering services from any point in the design cycle, customers can get product specifications along with evaluation kits and reference designs that enable a broad range of applications from concept through detailed design including new product introduction. EM also offers engineering and technical resources deployed globally to support product design, bill of materials development, design services and technical education and training. By utilizing EM’s design chain services, customers can optimize their component selection and accelerate their time to market.
 
EM Supply Chain Services provides end-to-end solutions focused on OEMs, EMS providers and electronic component manufacturers, enabling them to optimize supply chains on a local, regional or global basis. By combining internal competencies in global warehousing and logistics, finance, information technology, and asset management with its global footprint and extensive partner relationships, Avnet’s supply chain services develop a deeper level of engagement with its customers. These customers can continuously manage their supply chains to meet the demands of a competitive environment globally without a commensurate investment in physical assets. With proprietary planning tools and a variety of inventory management solutions, EM can provide unique solutions that meet a customer’s just-in-time requirements in a variety of scenarios including lean manufacturing, demand flow and outsourcing.
 
Suppliers of components to EM include:
 
     
• Analog Devices
  • ON Semiconductor
     
• Freescale Semiconductor
  • NXP
     
• Infineon Technologies
  • ST Microelectronics
     
• Intel
  • Texas Instruments
     
• National Semiconductor
  • Xilinx
 
EM sells to multinational, regional and local OEMs and contract manufacturers including:
 
     
• Benchmark
  • Hon Hai Precision (FOXCONN)
     
• Celestica
  • Jabil
     
• Compal Electronics
  • Plexus
     
• Flextronics
  • Sanmina-SCI
     
• Garmin
  • Siemens
 
Each of EM’s regions has sales and marketing divisions that generally focus on a specific customer segment, particular product lines or a specific geography. The divisions offer one of the industry’s broadest line cards and convenient one-stop shopping with an emphasis on responsiveness, engineering support, on-time delivery and quality. Certain specialty services are made available to the individual divisions through common support service units. EM Americas addresses the needs of its customers and suppliers through focused channels to service small- to medium-sized customers, global customers, defense and aerospace customers, emerging customers and contract manufacturers. In EMEA, divisions which are organized by semiconductors, IP&E products and supply chain services address customers on both a pan-European and regional basis. EM EMEA does business in over 40 European countries, and over 10 countries in the Middle East and Africa. EM Asia goes to market with sales and marketing divisions within China, South Asia, Taiwan and Japan.
 
Technology Solutions
 
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technology, system integrators and non-PC OEMs that require embedded systems and solutions including engineering, product prototyping, integration and other value-added services.
 
TS is a leading partner for system vendors such as IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems. Other key suppliers TS serves include:
 
     
• Advanced Micro Devices
  • Kingston
     
• EMC
  • Network Appliance
     
• Eizo Nanoa
  • Seagate
     
• Hitachi
  • Symantec
 
TS markets and sells its products and services to the VAR channel and embedded computing customers, which include:
 
     
• Applied Computer Solutions
  • Key Information Systems
     
• Continental Resources
  • Logicalis
     
• The Ergonomic Group
  • Sirius Computer Systems
     
• FusionStorm
  • Strategic Computer Systems
     
• Insight Direct
  • World Wide Technology
 
As a global technology sales and marketing organization, TS has dedicated sales and marketing divisions focused on specific customer segments including OEMs, independent software vendors, system builders, system integrators, and VARs. The TS select line card strategy enables an exceptional level of attention to the needs of its suppliers.
 
TS divisions fall within two primary product solutions groups around the globe:
 
Enterprise Solutions
 
With VARs as their customers, these businesses focus on the global value-added distribution of enterprise computing systems, software, storage, services and complex solutions from the world’s foremost technology manufacturers, including IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, EMC, Network Appliance and other key suppliers. These businesses also provide complementary logistics, financial, marketing, sales and technical services, including engineering support, systems integration and configurations.
 
Embedded Solutions
 
These businesses provide technical design, integration and assembly to developers of application-specific computing solutions in the non-PC market, including OEMs targeting the medical, telecommunications, industrial and digital editing markets. They also provide the latest microprocessor, motherboard and DRAM module technologies to manufacturers of general-purpose computers and system builders.


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Foreign Operations
 
As noted in the operating group discussions, Avnet has significant operations in all three major economic regions of the world: the Americas, EMEA, and Asia /Pacific. The percentage of Avnet’s consolidated sales by region is presented in the following table:
 
                         
    Percentage of Sales for Fiscal Year  
Region
  2008     2007     2006  
 
Americas
    48 %     50 %     51 %
EMEA
    33       31       31  
Asia/Pac
    19       19       18  
                         
      100 %     100 %     100 %
                         
 
Avnet’s foreign operations are subject to a variety of risks. These risks are discussed further under Risk Factors in Item 1A and under Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk in Item 7A of this Report. Additionally, the specific translation impacts of foreign currency fluctuations, most notably the Euro, on the Company’s consolidated financial statements are further discussed in Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations in Item 7 of this Report.
 
Acquisitions
 
Avnet has historically pursued a strategic acquisition program to grow its geographic and market coverage in world markets for electronic components and computer products. This program was a significant factor in Avnet becoming one of the largest industrial distributors of such products worldwide. Avnet expects to continue to pursue strategic acquisitions as part of its overall growth strategy, with its focus likely directed at smaller targets in markets where the Company is seeking to expand its market presence, increase its scale and scope and / or increase its product or service offerings.
 
During fiscal 2008 and the first month of fiscal 2009, the Company completed the following acquisitions:
 
                 
            Approximate
   
    Operating
      Annual
   
Acquired Business
  Group   Region   Revenue(1)  
Acquisition Date
 
Flint Distribution Ltd. 
  EM   EMEA   $40 million   July 5, 2007
Division of Magirus Group
  TS   EMEA   $500 million   October 6, 2007
Betronik GmbH
  EM   EMEA   $40 million   October 31, 2007
ChannelWorx
  TS   Asia/Pac   $30 million   October 31, 2007
Division of Acal plc Ltd. 
  TS   EMEA   $200 million   December 17, 2007
YEL Electronics Hong Kong Ltd. 
  EM   Asia/Pac   $200 million   December 31, 2007
Azzurri Technology
  EM   EMEA   $100 million   March 31, 2008
Horizon Technology Group plc
  TS   EMEA   $400 million   June 30, 2008 (FY09)
Source Electronics Corporation
  EM   Americas   $82 million   June 30, 2008 (FY09)
Ontrack Solutions Pvt. Ltd. 
  TS   Asia/Pac   $13 million   July 31, 2008 (FY09)
 
                         
 
(1) Represents the approximate annual revenue for the acquired businesses’ most recent fiscal year end prior to acquisition by Avnet.
 
Major Products
 
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the only supplier from which sales exceeded 10% of sales. Listed in the table below are the major product categories and the Company’s approximate sales of each during the past three fiscal years:
 
                         
    Years Ended  
    June 28,
    June 30,
    July 1,
 
    2008     2007     2006  
    (Millions)  
 
Semiconductors
  $ 9,561.2     $ 9,176.4     $ 8,896.3  
Computer products
    6,925.5       5,337.8       4,236.6  
Connectors
    713.9       571.3       547.9  
Passives, electromechanical and other
    752.1       595.6       572.8  
                         
    $ 17,952.7     $ 15,681.1     $ 14,253.6  
                         
 
As of June 28, 2008, the Company had more than 300 locations worldwide, as well as a limited number of instances where Avnet-owned product is stored in customer facilities. Some of these locations contain sales, warehousing and administrative functions for multiple sales and marketing units. Avnet sells to customers in more than 70 countries.
 
Competition & Markets
 
Avnet is one of the world’s largest industrial distributors, based on sales, of electronic components and computer products.
 
The electronic components and computer products industries continue to be extremely competitive and are subject to rapid technological advances. The Company’s major competitors include Arrow Electronics, Inc., Future Electronics and World Peace Group. There are also certain smaller, specialized competitors who focus upon one market, product or a particular sector. As a result of these factors, Avnet must remain competitive in its pricing of goods and services.
 
Another key competitive factor in the electronic component and computer product distribution industry is the need to carry a sufficient amount of inventory to meet rapid delivery requirements of customers. However, to minimize its exposure related to valuation of inventory on hand, the majority of the Company’s products are purchased pursuant to non-exclusive distributor agreements, which typically provide certain protections to the Company for product obsolescence and price erosion in the form of rights of return and price protection. Furthermore, these agreements are generally cancelable upon 30 to 180 days’ notice and, in most cases, provide for inventory return privileges upon cancellation. In addition, the Company enhances its competitive position by offering a variety of value-added services which entail the performance of services and/or processes tailored to individual customer specifications and business needs such as point of use replenishment, testing, assembly, supply chain management and materials management.
 
Another competitive advantage is the size of the supplier base. Because of the number of Avnet’s suppliers, many customers can simplify their procurement process and make all of their required purchases from Avnet, rather than purchasing from several different vendors.
 
Seasonality
 
Historically, Avnet’s business has not been materially impacted by seasonality, with the exception of a relatively minor impact on consolidated results from the growth in revenues in the Technology Solutions business during the December and June quarters primarily driven by the fiscal year end of key suppliers.
 
Number of Employees
 
At June 28, 2008, Avnet had approximately 12,800 employees.


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Avnet Website
 
In addition to the information about Avnet contained in this Report, extensive information about the Company can be found at www.avnet.com, including information about its management team, products and services and corporate governance practices.
 
The corporate governance information on the website includes the Company’s Corporate Governance Guidelines, the Code of Conduct and the charters for each of the committees of Avnet’s Board of Directors. In addition, amendments to the Code of Conduct, committee charters and waivers granted to directors and executive officers under the Code of Conduct, if any, will be posted in this area of the website. These documents can be accessed at www.avnet.com under the “Investor Relations — Corporate Governance” caption. Printed versions of the Corporate Governance Guidelines, Code of Conduct and charters of the Board committees can be obtained, free of charge, by writing to the Company at: Avnet, Inc., 2211 South 47th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034; Attn: Corporate Secretary.
 
In addition, the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K and amendments to those Reports, if any, filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as well as Section 16 filings made by any of the Company’s executive officers or directors with respect to Avnet common stock, are available on the Company’s website (www.avnet.com under the “Investor Relations — SEC Filings” caption) as soon as reasonably practicable after the report is electronically filed with, or furnished to, the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
These details about Avnet’s website and its content are only for information. The contents of the Company’s website are not, nor shall they be deemed to be, incorporated by reference in this Report.
 
Item 1A.   Risk Factors
 
Forward-Looking Statements And Risk Factors
 
This Report contains forward-looking statements with respect to the financial condition, results of operations and business of Avnet. These statements are generally identified by words like “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “should,” “will,” “may,” “estimates” or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties.
 
Avnet does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements include the following:
 
An industry down-cycle in semiconductors could significantly affect the Company’s operating results as a large portion of our revenues comes from sales of semiconductors, which has been a highly cyclical industry.
 
The semiconductor industry historically has experienced periodic fluctuations in product supply and demand, often associated with changes in technology and manufacturing capacity, and is generally considered to be highly cyclical. During each of the last three fiscal years, sales of semiconductors represented over 50% of the Company’s consolidated sales, and the Company’s revenues, particularly those of EM, closely follow the strength or weakness of the semiconductor market. While the semiconductor industry has strengthened recently as compared with the downturn experienced in 2001 and 2002 and industry cycles appear less volatile, it is uncertain whether this trend will continue. Future downturns in the technology industry, particularly in the semiconductor sector, could negatively affect the Company’s operating results and negatively impact the Company’s ability to maintain its current profitability levels.
 
Failure to maintain its relationships with key suppliers could adversely affect the Company’s sales.
 
One of the Company’s competitive strengths is the breadth and quality of the suppliers whose products the Company distributes. However, sales of products and services from one of the Company’s suppliers, IBM, accounted for approximately 14% of the Company’s consolidated sales in fiscal year 2008. Management expects


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IBM products and services to continue to account for over 10% of the Company’s consolidated sales in fiscal year 2009. The Company’s contracts with its suppliers, including those with IBM, vary in duration and are generally terminable by either party at will upon notice. To the extent IBM or a group of other primary suppliers is not willing to do business with the Company in the future, the Company’s business and relationships with its customers could be materially and adversely affected because its customers depend on the Company’s distribution of electronic components and computer products from the industry’s leading suppliers. In addition, to the extent that any of the Company’s key suppliers modifies the terms of their contracts including, without limitation, the terms regarding price protection, rights of return, rebates or other terms that protect the Company’s gross margins, it could materially and adversely affect the Company’s results of operations, financial condition or liquidity.
 
Declines in the value of the Company’s inventory or unexpected order cancellations by the Company’s customers could materially, adversely affect its business, results of operations, financial condition or liquidity.
 
The electronic components and computer products industries are subject to rapid technological change, new and enhanced products and evolving industry standards, which can contribute to a decline in value or obsolescence of inventory. During an industry and/or economic downturn, it is possible that prices will decline due to an oversupply of products and, as a result of the price declines, there may be greater risk of declines in inventory value. Although it is the policy of many of the Company’s suppliers to offer distributors like Avnet certain protections from the loss in value of inventory (such as price protection, limited rights of return and rebates), the Company cannot be assured that such return policies and rebates will fully compensate us for the loss in value, or that the vendors will choose to, or be able to, honor such agreements, some of which are not documented and therefore subject to the discretion of the vendor. In addition, the Company’s sales are typically made pursuant to individual purchase orders, and the Company generally does not have long-term supply arrangements with its customers. Generally, the Company’s customers may cancel orders 30 days prior to shipment with minimal penalties. The Company cannot be assured that unforeseen new product developments, declines in the value of the Company’s inventory or unforeseen order cancellations by its customers will not materially and adversely affect the Company’s business, results of operations, financial condition or liquidity, or that the Company will successfully manage its existing and future inventories.
 
Substantial defaults by the Company’s customers on its accounts receivable or the loss of significant customers could have a significant negative impact on the Company’s business, results of operations, financial condition or liquidity.
 
A significant portion of the Company’s working capital consists of accounts receivable from customers. If customers responsible for a significant amount of accounts receivable were to become insolvent or otherwise unable to pay for products and services, or were to become unwilling or unable to make payments in a timely manner, the Company’s business, results of operations, financial condition or liquidity could be adversely affected. An economic or industry downturn could adversely and materially affect the servicing of these accounts receivable, which could result in longer payment cycles, increased collection costs and defaults in excess of management’s expectations. A significant deterioration in the Company’s ability to collect on accounts receivable could also impact the cost or availability of financing under its accounts receivable securitization program (see Financing Transactions appearing in Item 7 of this Report).
 
The electronics component and computer industries are highly competitive and if the Company cannot effectively compete, its revenues may decline.
 
The market for the Company’s products and services is very competitive and subject to rapid technological advances. Not only does the Company compete with other global distributors, it also competes for customers with regional distributors and some of the Company’s own suppliers. The Company’s failure to maintain and enhance its competitive position could adversely affect its business and prospects. Furthermore, the Company’s efforts to compete in the marketplace could cause deterioration of gross profit margins and, thus, overall profitability.
 
The sizes of the Company’s competitors vary across market sectors, as do the resources the Company has allocated to the sectors in which it does business. Therefore, some of the competitors may have greater financial,


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personnel, capacity and other resources or a more extensive customer base than the Company has in one or more of its market sectors.
 
The Company’s non-U.S. locations represent a significant and growing portion of its revenue, and consequently, the Company is increasingly exposed to risks associated with operating internationally.
 
During fiscal year 2008, 2007 and 2006, approximately 52%, 50% and 49%, respectively, of the Company’s sales came from its operations outside the United States. Most notable in this growth of non-U.S. sales is the increasing volume of sales activity in the Asia region, which accounted for approximately 19% of consolidated sales during fiscal year 2008. As a result of the Company’s foreign sales and locations, those in emerging and developing economies in particular, the Company’s operations are subject to a variety of risks that are specific to international operations, including, but not limited to, the following:
 
  •  potential restrictions on the Company’s ability to repatriate funds from its foreign subsidiaries;
 
  •  foreign currency fluctuations and the impact on the Company’s reported results of operations of the translation of the foreign currencies to U.S. dollars;
 
  •  import and export duties and value-added taxes;
 
  •  compliance with foreign and domestic import and export regulations and anti-corruption laws, the failure of which could result in severe penalties including monetary fines, criminal proceedings and suspension of export privileges;
 
  •  changing tax laws and regulations;
 
  •  political instability, terrorism and potential military conflicts;
 
  •  inflexible employee contracts in the event of business downturns; and
 
  •  the risk of non-compliance with local laws.
 
While the Company has and will continue to adopt measures to reduce the impact of losses resulting from volatile currencies and other risks of doing business abroad, the Company cannot be assured that such measures will be adequate or that its financial results will not be materially impacted as a result of increased costs of doing business in those countries.
 
The Company’s acquisition strategy may not produce the expected benefits, which may adversely affect the Company’s results of operations.
 
Avnet historically has pursued a strategic acquisition program to grow its global markets for electronic and computer products. That program has enabled Avnet to solidify and maintain its leadership position in the market place. During fiscal 2008 and through the date of this filing, Avnet has completed ten acquisitions. Risks and uncertainties are inherent in the mergers and acquisition process in that such activities may divert management’s attention from existing business operations. In addition, the Company may not be successful in integrating the acquired businesses or the integration may be more difficult, costly or time-consuming than anticipated. Consequently, the Company may experience disruptions that could have a material adverse effect on its business. Furthermore, the Company may not realize all of the anticipated benefits from its acquisitions, which could adversely affect the Company’s financial performance.
 
If the Company fails to maintain effective internal controls, it may not be able to report its financial results accurately or timely or detect fraud, which could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business or stock price.
 
Effective internal controls are necessary for the Company to provide reasonable assurance with respect to its financial reports and to effectively prevent fraud. If the Company cannot provide reasonable assurance with respect to its financial reports and effectively prevent fraud, its brand and operating results could be harmed. Pursuant to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the Company is required to furnish a report by management on internal control over financial reporting, including management’s assessment of the effectiveness of such control. Internal control over


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financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements because of its inherent limitations, including the possibility of human error, the circumvention or overriding of controls, or fraud. Therefore, even effective internal controls cannot provide absolute assurance with respect to the preparation and fair presentation of financial statements. In addition, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting to future periods are subject to the risk that the control may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate. If the Company fails to maintain the adequacy of its internal controls, including any failure to implement required new or improved controls, or if the Company experiences difficulties in their implementation, the Company’s business and operating results could be harmed, and the Company could fail to meet its reporting obligations, which could have a material adverse effect on its business and the share price.
 
If the Company’s internal information systems fail to function properly, or if the Company is unsuccessful in the integration or upgrade of information systems, its business operations could suffer.
 
The Company’s expanding operations put increasing reliance on the Company’s internal information systems in producing timely, accurate and reliable reports on financial and operational results. Currently, the Company’s global operations are tracked with multiple internal information systems, some of which are subject to on-going IT projects designed to streamline or optimize its global information systems. There is no guarantee that the Company will be successful at all times or that there will not be integration difficulties that will adversely affect the Company’s operations or the accurate recording and reporting of financial data. In addition, these systems are subject to computer hacking or other general system failure. Maintaining and operating these systems requires continuous investments. Failure of any of these internal information systems or material difficulties in upgrading these information systems could have material adverse effects on the Company’s business and its compliance with securities laws.
 
Major disruptions to the Company’s logistics capability could have a material adverse impact on the Company’s operations.
 
The Company’s global logistics services are operated through specialized and centralized distribution centers around the globe. The Company also depends almost entirely on third party transportation service providers for the delivery of products to its customers. A major interruption or disruption in service at one or more of our distribution centers for any reason (such as natural disasters, pandemics, or significant disruptions of services from our third party providers) could cause cancellations or delays in a significant number of shipments to customers and, as a result, could have a severe impact on the Company’s business, operations and financial performance.
 
The Company may not have adequate or cost-effective liquidity or capital resources.
 
The Company’s ability to satisfy its cash needs depends on its ability to generate cash from operations and to access the financial markets, both of which are subject to general economic, financial, competitive, legislative, regulatory and other factors that are beyond the Company’s control.
 
The Company may need to satisfy its cash needs through external financing. However, external financing may not be available on acceptable terms or at all. As of June 28, 2008, Avnet had total debt outstanding of $1.23 billion under various notes and committed and uncommitted lines of credit with financial institutions. The Company needs cash to make interest payments on, and to refinance, this indebtedness and for general corporate purposes, such as funding its ongoing working capital and capital expenditure needs. Under the terms of any external financing, the Company may incur higher than expected financing expenses and become subject to additional restrictions and covenants. Any material increase in the Company’s financing costs could have a material adverse effect on its profitability.
 
Under some of its various credit facilities, the Company is required to maintain certain specified financial ratios and meet certain tests. If the Company fails to meet these financial ratios and tests, it may be unable to continue to utilize these facilities. If the Company could not continue to utilize these facilities, it may not have sufficient cash available to make interest payments on and refinance indebtedness and for general corporate needs.


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The agreements governing some of the Company’s financings contain various covenants and restrictions that limit the discretion of management in operating its business and could prevent us from engaging in some activities that may be beneficial to the Company’s business.
 
The agreements governing the Company’s financing, including its five-year, $500 million credit facility and the indentures governing the Company’s outstanding notes, contain various covenants and restrictions that, in certain circumstances, limit the Company’s ability and the ability of certain subsidiaries to:
 
  •  grant liens on assets;
 
  •  make restricted payments (including paying dividends on capital stock or redeeming or repurchasing capital stock);
 
  •  make investments;
 
  •  merge, consolidate or transfer all or substantially all of the Company’s assets;
 
  •  incur additional debt; or
 
  •  engage in certain transactions with affiliates.
 
As a result of these covenants and restrictions, the Company may be limited in how it conducts its business and may be unable to raise additional debt, compete effectively or make investments.
 
In addition to the specific factors described above, general economic or business conditions, domestic and foreign, may be less favorable than management expected and, if such conditions persist in a sustained period of time, could eventually adversely impact the Company’s sales or the Company’s ability to collect receivables from some of its customers.
 
Item 1B.   Unresolved Staff Comments
 
Not applicable.
 
Item 2.   Properties
 
At June 28, 2008, the Company owned and leased approximately 851,000 and 3,788,000 square feet of space, respectively, of which approximately 43% is located in the United States. The following table summarizes certain of the Company’s key facilities as of June 28, 2008.
 
                 
    Sq.
    Leased or
   
Location
  Footage     Owned  
Primary Use
 
Chandler, Arizona
    399,000     Owned   EM warehousing and value-added operations
Tongeren, Belgium
    244,000     Owned   EM and TS warehousing and value-added operations
Grapevine, Texas
    181,000     Owned   EM warehousing and value-added operations
Poing, Germany
    423,000     Leased   EM warehousing, value-added operations and offices
Chandler, Arizona
    228,000     Leased   TS warehousing, integration and value-added operations
Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong
    181,000     Leased   EM warehousing and value-added operations
Phoenix, Arizona
    176,000     Leased   Corporate and EM headquarters
Tempe, Arizona
    132,000     Leased   TS headquarters
 
Item 3.   Legal Proceedings
 
As a result primarily of certain former manufacturing operations, Avnet has incurred and may have future liability under various federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations, including those governing pollution and exposure to, and the handling, storage and disposal of, hazardous substances. For example, under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (“CERCLA”) and similar state laws, Avnet is and may be liable for the costs of cleaning up environmental contamination on or from certain of its current or former properties, and at off-site locations where the Company disposed of wastes in the past. Such laws may impose joint and several liability. Typically, however, the costs for cleanup at such sites are


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allocated among potentially responsible parties based upon each party’s relative contribution to the contamination, and other factors.
 
Pursuant to SEC regulations, including but not limited to Item 103 of Regulation S-K, the Company regularly assesses the status of and developments in pending environmental legal proceedings to determine whether any such proceedings should be identified specifically in this discussion of legal proceedings, and has concluded that no particular pending environmental legal proceeding requires public disclosure. Based on the information known to date, management believes that the Company has appropriately accrued in its consolidated financial statements for its share of the estimated costs associated with the environmental clean up of sites in which the Company is participating.
 
The Company and/or its subsidiaries are also parties to various other legal proceedings arising from time to time in the normal course of business. While litigation is subject to inherent uncertainties, management currently believes that the ultimate outcome of these proceedings, individually and in the aggregate, will not have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial position, cash flow or results of operations.
 
Item 4.   Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
 
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PART II
 
Item 5.   Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
 
Market price per share
 
The Company’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AVT. Quarterly high and low sales prices (as reported for the New York Stock Exchange composite transactions) for the last two fiscal years were:
 
                                 
    2008     2007  
Fiscal Quarters
  High     Low     High     Low  
 
1st
  $ 44.33     $ 34.34     $ 20.29     $ 16.77  
2nd
    43.75       32.99       26.07       19.45  
3rd
    36.74       29.43       38.01       25.70  
4th
    34.12       26.19       43.62       36.39  
 
The Company has not paid dividends since fiscal 2002 and does not currently contemplate any future dividend payments.
 
Record Holders
 
As of July 26, 2008, there were approximately 3,384 holders of record of Avnet’s common stock.
 
Equity Compensation Plan Information as of June 28, 2008
 
                                 
                Number of Securities
       
    Number of Securities
          Remaining Available for
       
    to be Issued Upon
    Weighted-Average
    Future Issuance Under Equity
       
    Exercise of
    Exercise Price of
    Compensation Plans
       
    Outstanding Options,
    Outstanding Options,
    (Excluding Securities
       
Plan Category
  Warrants and Rights     Warrants and Rights     Reflected in Column (a))        
    (a)     (b)     (c)        
 
Equity compensation plans approved by security holders(1)
    5,349,033(2 )   $ 20.21       4,007,342(3 )        
 
                         
 
(1) Options assumed through acquisitions accounted for as purchases are excluded from (2) below. The outstanding balance of acquired options was 4,688 (column (a)) with a related weighted average exercise price of $35.22 (column (b)).
 
(2) Includes 3,580,991 of options outstanding and 1,035,148 stock incentive shares and 728,206 performance shares awarded but not yet delivered and excludes options assumed through acquisitions as noted in (1). Included in the performance shares is the number of shares anticipated to be issued in the first quarter of fiscal 2009 relating to the level of achievement reached under the 2006 performance share program which ended June 28, 2008 (see Note 12 in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in Item 15 of this Report)
 
(3) Does not include 288,410 shares available for future issuance under the Employee Stock Purchase Plan, which is a non-compensatory plan.


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Stock Performance Graphs and Cumulative Total Returns
 
The following graph compares the cumulative 5-year total return provided to shareholders on Avnet, Inc.’s common stock relative to the cumulative total returns of the S&P 500 index, and a customized peer group of six companies that includes: Arrow Electronics, Inc., Bell Microproducts, Inc., Ingram Micro, Inc., Jaco Electronics, Inc., Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. and Tech Data Corp. An investment of $100 (with reinvestment of all dividends) is assumed to have been made in Avnet’s common stock, in the peer group, and the index on June 27, 2003 and its relative performance is tracked through June 28, 2008.
 
COMPARISON OF 5 YEAR CUMULATIVE TOTAL RETURN*
Among Avnet, Inc., The S&P 500 Index
And A Peer Group
 
(PERFORMANCE GRAPH)
 
$100 invested on 6/27/03 in stock & 6/30/03 in index-including reinvestment of dividends.
Index calculated on month-end basis.
 
Copyright© 2008 S&P, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc. All rights reserved.
 
The stock price performance included in this graph is not necessarily indicative of future stock price performance.
 
                                                 
   
6/27/03
 
7/2/04
 
7/2/05
 
7/1/06
 
6/30/07
 
6/28/08
Avnet, Inc. 
    100.00       168.68       183.29       161.58       319.94       222.36  
S&P 500
    100.00       119.11       126.64       137.57       165.90       144.13  
Peer Group
    100.00       142.85       151.88       171.00       197.32       158.18  


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Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
 
The following table includes the Company’s monthly purchases of common stock during the fourth quarter ended June 28, 2008:
 
                                 
                Maximum Number (or
            Total Number of
  Approximate Dollar
    Total
      Shares Purchased as
  Value) of Shares That
    Number of
      Part of Publicly
  may yet be Purchased
    Shares
  Average Price
  Announced Plans or
  Under the Plans or
Period
  Purchased   Paid per Share   Programs   Programs
 
April
    4,500     $ 33.49              
May
    12,000     $ 27.09              
June
    5,500     $ 31.17              
 
The purchases of Avnet common stock noted above were made on the open market to obtain shares for purchase under the Company’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan. None of these purchases were made pursuant to a publicly announced repurchase plan and the Company does not currently have a stock repurchase plan in place.
 
Item 6.   Selected Financial Data
 
                                         
    Years Ended  
    June 28,
    June 30,
    July 1,
    July 2,
    July 3,
 
    2008     2007     2006     2005     2004  
    (Millions, except for per share and ratio data)  
 
Income:
                                       
Sales
  $ 17,952.7     $ 15,681.1     $ 14,253.6     $ 11,066.8     $ 10,244.7  
Gross profit
    2,313.7       2,048.6       1,839.0 (c)     1,459.0       1,364.9  
Operating income
    710.4 (a)     678.3 (b)     433.1 (c)     321.3       202.2 (d)
Income tax provision
    209.9 (a)     193.5 (b)     111.6 (c)     71.5       25.5 (d)
Net income
    499.1 (a)     393.1 (b)     204.5 (c)     168.2       72.9 (d)
Financial Position:
                                       
Working capital
    3,191.5       2,711.8       2,029.1       2,065.4       1,839.0  
Total assets
    8,200.1       7,355.1       6,215.7       5,098.2       4,863.7  
Long-term debt
    1,181.5       1,156.0       918.8       1,183.2       1,196.2  
Shareholders’ equity
    4,134.7       3,400.6       2,831.2       2,097.0       1,953.4  
Per Share:
                                       
Basic earnings
    3.32 (a)     2.65 (b)     1.40 (c)     1.39       0.61 (d)
Diluted earnings
    3.27 (a)     2.63 (b)     1.39 (c)     1.39       0.60 (d)
Book value
    27.49       22.70       19.30       17.36       16.21  
Ratios:
                                       
Operating income margin on sales
    4.0 %(a)     4.3 %(b)     3.0 %(c)     2.9 %     2.0 %(d)
Net income margin on sales
    2.8 %(a)     2.5 %(b)     1.4 %(c)     1.5 %     0.7 %(d)
Return on equity
    13.3 %(a)     12.7 %(b)     7.8 %(c)     8.1 %     3.9 %(d)
Return on capital
    10.9 %(a)     11.2 %(b)     7.6 %(c)     7.5 %     5.1 %(d)
Quick
    1.4:1       1.3:1       1.1:1       1.5:1       1.3:1  
Working capital
    2.1:1       2.0:1       1.8:1       2.2:1       2.1:1  
Total debt to capital
    22.9 %     26.2 %     30.4 %     37.2 %     41.0 %
 
                         
 
(a) Includes the impact of restructuring, integration and other items, gains on sale of assets and other items which totaled to a gain of $11.0 million pre-tax, $14.7 million after tax and $0.09 per share on a diluted basis (see


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Note 18 in the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements contained in Item 15 of this Report for further discussion of these items).
 
(b) Includes the impact of restructuring, integration and other items, gain on sale of assets, debt extinguishment costs and other items which amounted to charges of $31.7 million pre-tax, $20.0 million after tax and $0.13 per share on a diluted basis.
 
(c) Includes the impact of restructuring, integration and other items, loss on sale of assets and debt extinguishment costs (see Note 18 in the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements contained in Item 15 of this Report for further discussion of these items). In addition, in comparison with fiscal 2005 and 2004, fiscal 2006 results include incremental stock-based compensation expense resulting from the Company’s adoption of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (“FASB”) Statement of Financial Accounting Standard (“SFAS”) 123R, Share-based Payment (“SFAS 123R”), and modifications to stock-based compensation plans in fiscal 2006. The incremental charges amounted to $16.6 million pre-tax, $10.6 million after tax, and $0.07 per share on a diluted basis. The Company also incurred incremental amortization expense associated with amortizable intangible assets recorded in fiscal 2006 as a result of the Memec acquisition which amounted to $4.2 million pre-tax, $2.7 million after tax and $0.02 per share on a diluted basis. The total impact of these charges amounted to $115.9 million pre-tax, $83.9 million after tax and $0.57 per share on a diluted basis.
 
(d) Includes the impact of restructuring, other charges and debt extinguishment costs, the total of which amounted to $72.0 million pre-tax, $52.8 million after-tax and $0.44 per share on a diluted basis.
 
Item 7.   Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
 
For an understanding of Avnet and the significant factors that influenced the Company’s performance during the past three fiscal years, the following discussion should be read in conjunction with the description of the business appearing in Item 1 of this Report and the consolidated financial statements, including the related notes, and other information appearing in Item 15 of this Report. The Company operates on a “52/53-week” fiscal year. The fiscal years ended June 28, 2008, June 30, 2007 and July 1, 2006 all contained 52 weeks.
 
There are numerous references to the impact of foreign currency translation in the discussion of the Company’s results of operations that follow. Over the past several years, the exchange rates between the US Dollar and many foreign currencies, especially the Euro, have fluctuated significantly. For example, the US Dollar has weakened against the Euro by approximately 12% when comparing fiscal 2008 with fiscal 2007 and approximately 7% when comparing fiscal 2007 with fiscal 2006. When the weaker US Dollar exchange rates of the current year are used to translate the results of operations of Avnet’s subsidiaries denominated in foreign currencies, the resulting impact is an increase in US Dollars of reported results as compared with the prior period. In the discussion that follows, this is referred to as the “translation impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates.” When this “translation impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates” is excluded from the reported results on a pro forma basis, it is referred to as “constant dollars.” Results as reported in the financial statements which include this translation impact are referred to as “delivered dollars” or “reported dollars.”
 
In addition to disclosing financial results that are determined in accordance with US generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), the Company also discloses certain non-GAAP financial information such as income or expense items as adjusted for the translation impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates, as discussed above, or adjusted for the impact of acquisitions (by adjusting Avnet’s prior periods to include the sales of businesses acquired as if the acquisitions had occurred at the beginning of the period presented) and divestitures (by adjusting Avnet’s prior periods to exclude the sales of businesses divested as if the divestitures had occurred at the beginning of the period presented). In the discussion that follows, the term “pro forma sales” or “organic sales” refers to sales adjusted to exclude this impact of acquisitions and divestiture and the impact of the change to net revenue reporting as discussed below. Management believes that providing this additional information is useful to the reader to better assess and understand operating performance, especially when comparing results with previous periods or forecasting performance for future periods, primarily because management typically monitors the business both including and excluding these adjustments to GAAP results. Management also uses these non-GAAP measures to establish operational goals and, in some cases, for measuring performance for compensation purposes. However, analysis of results and outlook on a non-GAAP basis should be used as a complement to, and in conjunction with, data presented in accordance with GAAP.


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Results of Operations
 
Executive Summary
 
Comparative financial results for Avnet were impacted by acquisitions and a weaker US dollar versus the Euro when comparing fiscal 2008 with fiscal 2007. As presented in the following table, the Company acquired nine businesses in the eighteen months prior to the end of fiscal 2008 impacting both operating groups.
 
             
    Operating
       
Acquired Business
  Group  
Region
 
Acquisition Date
 
Access Distribution
  TS   Americas, EMEA   December 31, 2006
Azure Technologies
  TS   Asia/Pac   April 16, 2007
Flint Distribution Ltd. 
  EM   EMEA   July 5, 2007
Division of Magirus Group
  TS   EMEA   October 6, 2007
Betronik GmbH
  EM   EMEA   October 31, 2007
ChannelWorx
  TS   Asia/Pac   October 31, 2007
Division of Acal plc Ltd. 
  TS   EMEA   December 17, 2007
YEL Electronics Hong Kong Ltd. 
  EM   Asia/Pac   December 31, 2007
Azzurri Technology
  EM   EMEA   March 31, 2008
 
In addition, a change to net revenue reporting impacted the comparative financial results for Avnet when comparing fiscal 2007 results to fiscal 2006 and, to a lesser extent, fiscal 2008 results with fiscal 2007. In conjunction with the acquisition of Access Distribution and reflecting recent industry trends, the Company reviewed its method of recording revenue related to the sales of supplier service contracts and determined that such sales were to be classified on a net revenue basis rather than on a gross basis effective the third quarter of fiscal 2007 (referred to as “the change to net revenue reporting” in this MD&A). Although this change reduced sales and cost of sales and positively impacted gross and operating profit margins for the Technology Solutions operating group and on a consolidated basis, it had no impact on operating income, net income, cash flow or the balance sheet.
 
As mentioned previously, during fiscal 2008, Avnet’s sales growth was driven primarily by acquisitions and the weakening of the US Dollar as organic sales growth in constant dollars was essentially flat year over year. However, the Company’s focus on working capital management and cost reduction initiatives resulted in an increase in return on capital as compared with prior periods. Avnet’s consolidated sales were $17.95 billion for fiscal 2008, up 14.5% year over year, as a result of 6.7% sales growth at EM and 27.1% at TS, with both operating groups benefiting from acquisitions. On a pro forma basis, year-over-year sales growth was 4.9% for the Company with EM and TS contributing 5.0% and 4.7%, respectively. Despite the slowdown in organic growth, the Company improved both operating income and working capital velocity and generated over $450 million in cash from operations.
 
Avnet’s consolidated gross profit margin of 12.89% was down 17 basis points from the prior year gross profit margin of 13.06% and operating income margin of 3.96% declined 37 basis points from 4.33% in prior year, primarily due to a slowdown in organic growth in certain product lines and a business mix shift as TS, which has lower gross profit margins than EM, grew to be a larger percentage of consolidated sales as a result of acquisitions. In response, management took actions during the second half of the fiscal year to adjust the Company’s cost structure and, as such, recorded $38.9 million pre-tax in “restructuring, integration and other charges” during fiscal 2008. Operating efficiency and working capital management remain a key focus of Avnet’s overall value-based management initiatives to increase return on capital to grow profitability at a faster rate than its growth in revenues.
 
It is difficult for the Company, as a distributor, to forecast the material trends of the electronic component and computer products industry, aside from some of the normal seasonality discussed herein, because Avnet does not typically have material forward-looking information available from its customers and suppliers beyond a few months of forecast information by way of incoming order rates. As such, management relies on the publicly available information published by certain industry groups and other related analyses in evaluating its business plans in the longer term.


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Sales
 
The table below provides a year-over-year summary of sales for the Company and its operating groups:
 
Three-Year Analysis of Sales: By Operating Group and Geography
 
                                                                 
    Years Ended     Percent Change  
    June 28,
    % of
    June 30,
    % of
    July 1,
    % of
    2008 to
    2007 to
 
    2008     Total     2007     Total     2006     Total     2007     2006  
    (Dollars in millions)  
 
Sales by Operating Group:
                                                               
EM
  $ 10,326.8       57.5 %   $ 9,679.8       61.7 %   $ 9,262.4       65.0 %     6.7 %     4.5 %
TS
    7,625.9       42.5       6,001.3       38.3       4,991.2       35.0       27.1       20.2  
                                                                 
    $ 17,952.7             $ 15,681.1             $ 14,253.6               14.5       10.0  
                                                                 
Sales by Geographic Area:
                                                               
Americas
  $ 8,578.5       47.8 %   $ 7,826.2       49.9 %   $ 7,223.9       50.7 %     9.6 %     8.3 %
EMEA
    5,958.8       33.2       4,885.7       31.2       4,374.2       30.7       22.0       11.7  
Asia/Pacific
    3,415.4       19.0       2,969.2       18.9       2,655.5       18.6       15.0       11.8  
                                                                 
    $ 17,952.7             $ 15,681.1             $ 14,253.6               14.5       10.0  
                                                                 
 
Items Impacting Fiscal 2008 Sales Comparison to Fiscal 2007
 
The table below provides the comparison of reported fiscal 2008 and 2007 sales for the Company and its operating groups to pro forma (or organic) sales which consist of reported sales adjusted for (i) acquisitions that closed in fiscal 2007 and 2008 as if the acquisitions had occurred at the beginning of fiscal year 2007 and (ii) the change to net revenue reporting as if the change occurred at the beginning of fiscal 2007 to allow readers to better assess and understand the Company’s revenue performance by operating group.
 
                                         
                            2008 to 2007
 
    Sales as
    Acquisition
    Gross to Net
    Pro Forma
    Pro Forma
 
    Reported     Sales     Revenue Impact     Sales     Change  
    (Dollars in millions)  
 
EM
  $ 10,326.8     $ 187.5     $     $ 10,514.3       5.0 %
TS
    7,625.9       206.7             7,832.6       4.7  
                                         
Fiscal 2008
  $ 17,952.7     $ 394.2     $     $ 18,346.9       4.9  
                                         
EM
  $ 9,679.8     $ 332.0     $     $ 10,011.8          
TS
    6,001.3       1,694.0       (214.4 )     7,480.9          
                                         
Fiscal 2007
  $ 15,681.1     $ 2,026.0     $ (214.4 )   $ 17,492.7          
                                         


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Items Impacting Fiscal 2007 Sales Comparison to Fiscal 2006
 
The following table provides a comparison of reported sales for fiscal 2007 and fiscal 2006 to pro forma sales which are adjusted for (i) acquisitions completed in fiscal 2007 as if the acquisitions had occurred at the beginning of fiscal year 2006, (ii) divestitures completed in fiscal 2006 as if the divestitures had occurred at the beginning of fiscal 2006 and (iii) the change to net revenue reporting as if the change had occurred at the beginning of fiscal 2006. The pro forma sales information allows readers to better assess and understand the Company’s revenue performance on a more comparable basis.
 
                                                 
                      Gross to Net
          2007 to 2006
 
    Sales as
    Acquisition
    Divested
    Revenue
    Pro Forma
    Pro Forma
 
    Reported     Sales     Sales     Impact     Sales     Change  
    (Dollars in millions)  
 
EM
  $ 9,679.8     $     $     $     $ 9,679.8       5.9 %
TS
    6,001.3       994.9             (214.4 )     6,781.8       5.5  
                                                 
Fiscal 2007
  $ 15,681.1     $ 994.9     $     $ (214.4 )   $ 16,461.6       5.7  
                                                 
EM
  $ 9,262.4     $     $ (122.7 )   $     $ 9,139.7          
TS
    4,991.2       1,939.2       (112.5 )     (387.3 )     6,430.6          
                                                 
Fiscal 2006
  $ 14,253.6     $ 1,939.2     $ (235.2 )   $ (387.3 )   $ 15,570.3          
                                                 
 
Avnet’s consolidated sales in fiscal 2008 were $17.95 billion, up $2.27 billion, or 14.5%, over prior year. As previously discussed, the sales growth was driven primarily by acquisitions and the weakening of the US Dollar against the Euro as an estimated $674 million of the increase in sales was attributable to the translation impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates. On a pro forma basis, consolidated sales and sales for EM and TS were roughly 5% higher year over year.
 
EM generated fiscal 2008 sales of $10.33 billion; representing a 6.7% increase over fiscal 2007 sales. Excluding the translation impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates, EM fiscal 2008 sales increased 2.5% over the prior year. On a pro forma basis, EM sales increased 5.0% over fiscal 2007. EM Americas year-over-year growth was 1.3% while the EMEA region sales were up 9.8% year over year and down 2.2% excluding the translation impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates. Sales growth in Asia was 10.3% year over year and 7.1% on a pro forma basis. The Asia region continues to experience the highest growth rate among the three regions.
 
TS reported sales of $7.62 billion for fiscal 2008, up $1.62 billion, or 27.1%, compared with fiscal 2007 sales of $6.00 billion. Excluding the positive translation impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates, TS sales were up 22.6% year over year. On a pro forma basis, TS sales grew 4.7% over prior year. At a regional level, sales in the Americas region were up 17.1% year over year on a reported basis and up 1.2% on a pro forma basis as growth in storage and networking offset declines in proprietary servers. In EMEA, sales were up 47.3% on a reported basis and up 9% on a pro forma basis. In Asia, sales growth was 54.6% year over year on a reported basis which benefited by acquisitions. On a pro forma basis, Asia grew 20.6% over prior year, impacted by relatively weak microprocessor and memory product sales in the last quarter of fiscal 2008.
 
Avnet’s fiscal 2007 sales were $15.68 billion, a $1.43 billion increase, or 10.0%, over fiscal 2006 consolidated sales of $14.25 billion. Growth occurred in all three geographic regions and in both operating groups during fiscal 2007. Of the $1.43 billion year-over-year increase, approximately $340 million was a result of the translation impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates. More than half of the reported sales growth was attributable to the Access and Azure acquisitions. As presented in the preceding tables, the comparison of fiscal 2007 sales to prior year were also impacted by acquisitions, prior year divestitures and the change to net revenue reporting. When the impacts of these items are considered in both fiscal 2007 and 2006, consolidated sales growth would have been 5.7%. Both EM and TS contributed to the year-over-year improvement in sales. Specifically, fiscal 2007 sales for EM were $9.68 billion, up $417.4 million, or 4.5% over fiscal 2006. Fiscal 2007 sales for TS were $6.00 billion, up $1.01 billion, or 20.2%, as compared with sales of $4.99 billion for fiscal 2006. Including Access and Azure in the periods prior to the acquisition dates and including the change to net revenue reporting for periods prior to third quarter of fiscal 2007, TS year-over-year sales growth would have been 5.5%.


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Gross Profit and Gross Profit Margins
 
Consolidated gross profit was $2.31 billion in fiscal 2008, a $265.1 million increase, or 12.9%, compared with fiscal 2007. This increase was primarily due to the impact of acquisitions and the year-over-year weakening of the US dollar against the Euro. Consolidated gross profit margin of 12.9% in fiscal 2008 decreased 17 basis points from the prior year due primarily to slightly lower margins at TS and the mix of business between EM and TS described below. The EM Asia business continued to grow faster than the Americas or EMEA regions, and although the EM Asia business has relatively lower gross profit margin than the other regions, EM’s gross profit margin increased 15 basis points over prior year. TS gross profit margins declined 9 basis points year over year. In addition, as a result of the acquisitions in fiscal 2008, TS sales grew to 42% of the consolidated sales as compared to 38% of the consolidated sales in fiscal 2007. Because the TS business typically yields lower gross margins relative to the EM business, the larger representation by TS in the consolidated sales also has a negative impact on the consolidated gross profit margin. Notwithstanding the lower gross profit margins, the TS business contributes to the Company’s performance goals through the combination of its operating profit margin and asset velocity which is typically higher than asset velocity at EM.
 
Consolidated gross profit was $2.05 billion in fiscal 2007, up $209.6 million, or 11.4%, as compared with fiscal 2006. The gross profit in fiscal 2006 included a charge totaling $9.0 million to write down inventory due primarily to the Company’s decision to terminate certain supplier relationships in connection with the Memec acquisition in fiscal 2006. See Restructuring, Integration and Other Charges for further discussion. Gross profit margin of 13.1% was up 16 basis points as compared with fiscal 2006 profit margin of 12.9%. Both operating groups contributed to the improvement in gross profit margins with an increase of 33 basis points at EM and 17 basis points at TS. The impact to consolidated gross margins resulted from the change in the mix of business between EM and TS over the prior year as a result of the Access acquisition as well as the change from gross revenue to net revenue reporting for supplier service contracts. For EM, the mix of revenues among small-to-medium businesses and large customers, particularly large EMS customers, positively impacted EM’s gross profit margins.
 
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses
 
Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses in fiscal 2008 were $1.56 billion, a $201.4 million increase, or 14.8%, compared with fiscal 2007. The year-over-year increase in SG&A expenses was primarily due to acquisitions and the weakening of the US dollar versus the Euro. Management estimates that approximately $70.8 million of the SG&A expense increase was attributable to the translation impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates. SG&A expenses were also impacted by the overall volume increase due to acquisitions. Furthermore, management believed that during second half of fiscal 2008, SG&A expenses were higher than necessary to support the level of business in certain business segments due to revenue weakness in those segments. As a result, during the second half of fiscal 2008, management took actions, as described in Restructuring, Integration and Other Charges, to adjust the Company’s cost structure as deemed appropriate. Further cost reduction initiatives are taking place in the first quarter of fiscal 2009 to address continued weakness in certain business segments.
 
Metrics that management monitors with respect to its operating expenses are SG&A expenses as a percentage of sales and as a percentage of gross profit. In fiscal 2008, SG&A expenses were 8.7% of sales and 67.6% of gross profit as compared with 8.7% and 66.5%, respectively, in fiscal 2007. SG&A expenses as a percentage of sales for fiscal 2008 were flat as compared with fiscal 2007, however, SG&A expenses as a percentage of gross profits were up 108 basis points. As previously discussed, management has taken actions to address the factors they believe had an impact on the lack of attainment of SG&A expense metrics.
 
SG&A expenses in fiscal 2007 were $1.36 billion, a $18.1 million increase, or 1.3%, compared with fiscal 2006. Excluding the translation impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates, SG&A expenses were down 1.2%. The year-over-year comparison of expenses was positively impacted by the divestitures of businesses in the second half of fiscal 2006, further cost-reduction initiatives during fiscal 2007 (see Restructuring, Integration and Other Charges for further discussion) and the synergy benefits associated with the Memec integration during fiscal 2006. SG&A expenses as a percentage of sales were 8.7% in fiscal 2007, down 75 basis points, as compared with 9.4% in fiscal 2006. SG&A expenses as a percentage of gross profit were 66.5% in fiscal 2007, down 660 basis


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points, as compared with 73.1% in fiscal 2006; however, this metric for fiscal 2006 was negatively impacted by the $9.0 million line termination charge (see Restructuring, Integration and Other Charges for further discussion). The year-over-year improvement in both of these metrics is primarily due to the Company’s realization of operating expense synergies following the acquisition and integration of Memec. The metrics were also positively impacted by the Company’s ongoing focus on managing levels of operating costs through its various operational excellence initiatives.
 
Restructuring, Integration and Other Charges
 
Fiscal 2008
 
During fiscal 2008, the Company incurred restructuring, integration and other charges totaling $38.9 million pre-tax, $31.5 million after tax and $0.21 per share on a diluted basis, related to cost reductions considered necessary by management to improve the performance at certain business units and integration costs associated with recently acquired businesses. The restructuring charges related primarily to severance and facility exit costs. Integration costs recorded during fiscal 2008 included professional fees, facility moving costs, travel, meeting, marketing and communication costs that were incrementally incurred as a result of the integration efforts of the recently acquired businesses. The total of the restructuring charges and integration costs, net of $0.7 million for reversals of excess lease and severance reserves established in prior fiscal periods, amounted to $29.9 million pre-tax, $21.9 million after tax and $0.15 per share on a diluted basis. Other charges included $6.0 million pre-tax, $7.7 million after tax and $0.05 per share on a diluted basis related to the settlement of an indemnification to a former executive of an acquired company (which was not tax deductible) and provision for additional environmental costs associated with the reassessment of existing environmental matters which amounted to $3.0 million pre-tax, $1.8 million after tax and $0.01 per share on a diluted basis.
 
The cost reduction actions taken during fiscal 2008 included severance charges related to personnel reductions of over 350 employees in administrative, finance and sales functions. Personnel reductions consisted of 100 employees in all three regions of EM and over 250 in the Americas and EMEA for TS. The facility exit charges related to five vacated office facilities, which included two facilities in the EM EMEA region, two in the TS EMEA region and one in the TS Asia region. These facility exit charges consisted of reserves for remaining lease liabilities and the write-down of leasehold improvements and other fixed assets. Other charges incurred included contractual obligations with no on-going benefit to the Company.
 
The total amounts utilized during fiscal 2008 consisted of $8.4 million in cash payments and $0.7 million for the non-cash write downs of assets. As of June 28, 2008, management expects the majority of the remaining severance reserves to be utilized in fiscal 2009, the remaining facility exit cost reserves to be utilized by the end of fiscal 2013 and other contractual obligations to be utilized by the end of fiscal 2010.
 
Fiscal 2007
 
During fiscal 2007, the Company incurred certain restructuring, integration and other charges amounting to $7.4 million pre-tax, $5.3 million after tax and $0.03 per share on a diluted basis as a result of cost-reduction initiatives in all three regions, the acquisition of Access on December 31, 2006 and other items. This included restructuring charges of $13.6 million consisting of severance costs of $10.8 million, facility exit-costs of $1.0 million, and other contract termination costs of $1.8 million. In addition, in connection with the Access acquisition, the Company recorded integration costs of $7.3 million. The Company also recorded in “restructuring, integration and other charges” the write-down of $0.7 million related to an Avnet-owned building in EMEA, and the reversal of $1.7 million related primarily to excess severance and lease reserves, certain of which were previously established through “restructuring, integration and other charges” in prior fiscal periods. Partially offsetting these charges was a pre-tax benefit of $12.5 million which resulted from the favorable outcome of a contingent liability acquired in connection with an acquisition completed in a prior year.
 
Severance charges related to Avnet personnel reductions of 96 employees in all three regions of EM and 42 employees in TS Americas and EMEA (a total of 138 employees) in administrative, finance and sales functions associated with the cost reduction initiatives implemented during the third and fourth quarter of fiscal 2007 as part of the Company’s continuing focus on operational efficiency, and Avnet employees who were deemed redundant as


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a result of the Access integration. The facility exit charges related to vacated Avnet facilities in the Americas and Japan. Other charges consisted primarily of Avnet IT-related and other asset write-downs and other contract termination costs. Included in the asset write-downs were Avnet software in the Americas that was made redundant as a result of the acquisition of Access, Avnet system hardware in EMEA that was replaced with higher capacity hardware to handle increased capacity due to the addition of Access, and the write-down of certain capitalized construction costs abandoned as a result of the acquisition. Other charges incurred included contractual obligations related to abandoned activities, the write-down of an Avnet-owned building in EMEA and Access integration costs. The write-down of the building was based on management’s estimate of the current market value and possible selling price, net of selling costs, for the property. The integration costs related to incremental salary costs, primarily of Access personnel, who were retained following the close of the acquisition solely to assist in the integration of Access’ IT systems, administrative and logistics operations into those of Avnet. These personnel had no other meaningful day-to-day operational responsibilities outside of the integration efforts. Also included in integration costs are certain professional fees, travel, meeting, marketing and communication costs that were incrementally incurred solely related to the Access integration efforts.
 
Of the $13.6 million recorded to expense related to the cost-reduction activities and exit-related activity associated with the Access integration, $0.7 million represented non-cash write-downs. As of June 28, 2008, the remaining reserves totaled $0.5 million which included severance reserves of $0.3 million and facility exit reserves for leases of $0.2 million. Management expects the majority of the reserves to be utilized in fiscal 2009.
 
Fiscal 2006
 
During fiscal 2006, the Company incurred certain restructuring, integration and other charges as a result of the acquisition of Memec on July 5, 2005, which is discussed further under Memec-related restructuring, integration and other items. In addition, the Company has incurred restructuring and other charges primarily relating to actions taken following the divestitures of two TS end-user business lines in the Americas region, certain cost reduction actions taken by TS in the EMEA region, and other items, which are discussed further under restructuring and other charges related to business line divestitures and other actions. The restructuring, integration and other charges incurred for all of these activities totaled $69.9 million pre-tax (including $9.0 million recorded in cost of sales), $49.9 million after-tax and $0.34 per share on a diluted basis for fiscal 2006.
 
Memec-related restructuring, integration and other items
 
During fiscal 2006, the acquired Memec business was being integrated into the Company’s existing EM operations in all three regions. As a result of the acquisition integration efforts, the Company established and approved plans to restructure certain of Avnet’s existing operations to accommodate the integration of Memec into Avnet.
 
The restructuring and other charges (excluding integration charges discussed below) incurred during fiscal 2006 related to the integration of Memec totaled $31.6 million pre-tax, $24.2 million after-tax and $0.16 per share on a diluted basis. The pre-tax charges included inventory write-downs due to the Company’s decision to terminate certain supplier relationships in connection with the acquisition of Memec amounting to $9.0 million recorded in “cost of sales” as discussed below. The remaining pre-tax charge of $22.6 million, which was included in “restructuring, integration and other charges” in the accompanying consolidated statement of operations, included $16.4 million for severance costs, $2.6 million of facility exit costs related primarily to remaining lease obligations on exited facilities, $2.4 million for the write-down of certain capitalized IT-related initiatives, primarily in the Americas, and $1.2 million for other charges related primarily to other contractual obligations that were no longer utilized in the combined Avnet and Memec business.
 
The charge for terminated inventory lines related to the Company’s strategic decision during the first half of fiscal 2006 to exit certain product lines within EM in the Americas as a result of the Memec acquisition. The charge in the third quarter of fiscal 2006 was a result of similar strategic decisions made in the EMEA region. The terminated lines were product lines that Avnet management elected not to continue with the combined Avnet and Memec business. As a result, management recorded a write-down of the related inventory on hand to fair market value due to the lack of contractual return privileges when a line is terminated by Avnet. Severance charges incurred


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during fiscal 2006 related to work force reductions of over 250 personnel primarily in administrative and support functions in the EMEA and Americas regions. The positions eliminated were Avnet personnel that were deemed redundant by management as a result of the integration of Memec into Avnet. The facility exit charges related to liabilities for remaining non-cancelable lease obligations and the write-down of leasehold improvements and other property, plant and equipment relating to the facilities being exited due to the integration of Memec. The facilities, which supported administrative and support functions, and some sales functions, were identified for consolidation based upon the termination of certain personnel discussed above and the relocation of other personnel into other existing Avnet facilities. The IT-related charges resulted from management’s review of certain capitalized systems and hardware as part of the integration effort. A substantial portion of this write-off, which was recorded in the first quarter of fiscal 2006, relates to mainframe hardware that was scrapped due to the purchase of new, higher capacity hardware to handle the increased capacity needs with the addition of Memec. Similarly, certain capitalized IT assets were written off when they became redundant either to other acquired systems or new systems under development in the first quarter of fiscal 2006 as a result of the acquisition of Memec. Other charges in fiscal 2006 related primarily to certain other contractual obligations and contract termination charges.
 
Of the $31.6 million recorded to expense for the Memec-related restructuring activity during fiscal 2006, $11.6 million represented non-cash asset write-downs, which consisted primarily of the charge to cost of sales for inventory write-downs and the write-down of IT and other fixed assets. In addition, certain severance and lease liabilities in the amount of $1.3 million were assumed by the buyer of the net assets of a small, non-core EM business in the EMEA region (see Gain (Loss) on Sale of Assets, net in this MD&A for further discussion). Of the remaining Memec-related charges, $15.4 million was paid during fiscal 2006. As of June 28, 2008, remaining Memec-related reserves related to the restructuring actions taken in fiscal 2006 totaled $0.05 million relating to facility exit costs that management expects to be utilized by fiscal 2010.
 
As a result of the Memec acquisition and its subsequent integration into Avnet, the Company incurred integration costs during fiscal 2006, which totaled $21.9 million pre-tax, $14.6 million after-tax and $0.10 per share on a diluted basis. The integration costs, particularly in the first nine months of fiscal 2006, related to incremental salary costs, primarily of Memec personnel, who were retained following the close of the acquisition, solely to assist in the integration of Memec’s IT systems, administrative and logistics operations into those of Avnet. Generally, these identified personnel were retained for nine months or less following the close of the acquisition. These personnel had no other meaningful day-to-day operational responsibilities outside of the integration efforts. Also included in integration costs are certain professional fees, travel, meeting, marketing and communication costs that were incrementally incurred solely related to the Memec integration efforts. Professional fees included primarily consulting and legal advice associated with the efforts to merge the numerous legal entities that exist globally between the Avnet and Memec operations. Integration costs, along with restructuring and other charges, are presented separately from selling, general and administrative expenses. All integration costs recorded in fiscal 2006 represent amounts incurred and paid during fiscal 2006.
 
Restructuring and other charges related to business line divestitures and other actions
 
During the third quarter of fiscal 2006, the Company divested two of its end-user business lines in TS Americas (see Gain (Loss) on Sales of Assets, net in this MD&A for further discussion). As a result, restructuring charges were incurred due to certain actions taken by the Company following these divestitures. The Company also incurred restructuring costs and other charges relating to certain cost-cutting measures and other actions taken by TS in the EMEA region and certain actions at corporate in fiscal 2006. The restructuring and other charges incurred during the fiscal 2006 related to these actions totaled $16.5 million pre-tax, $11.0 million after-tax and $0.08 per share on a diluted basis. The pre-tax charges, which are included in “restructuring, integration and other charges” in the accompanying consolidated statement of operations, consisted of severance costs of $5.9 million related to TS operations in the Americas and EMEA regions, facility exit costs in the Americas and EMEA regions totaling $6.5 million, and $4.1 million for other charges. Other charges included $3.2 million pre-tax, which related primarily to a curtailment charge resulting from a small UK-based pension plan that the Company elected to terminate, $1.8 million related to the reassessment of an existing environmental liability, $0.4 million of other charges, and a reversal of $1.3 million for charges recorded through restructuring charges in prior fiscal years primarily in TS EMEA.


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The severance costs related primarily to severance and other termination benefit payments related to 20 personnel in the TS Americas’ operations who were rendered redundant in Avnet’s ongoing business following the divestiture of the end-user business lines during the third quarter of fiscal 2006. This included two management-level employees whose primary responsibilities previously included the management of the divested business lines. Severance charges in fiscal 2006 also included termination benefits for over 10 personnel in the TS EMEA operations who were identified as redundant based upon the realignment of certain job functions in that region and two corporate management-level employees. The facility exit charges related to liabilities for remaining non-cancelable lease obligations and the write-down of facility-related property, plant and equipment. The impacted facilities were TS leased facilities in the Americas that were rendered redundant with the divestitures discussed above, as well as certain TS leased facilities in EMEA that were vacated as part of the realignments of personnel discussed above. Certain furniture, fixtures and equipment in these facilities were also written off as part of these charges. Other charges in fiscal 2006 related primarily to asset impairment charges recorded in the second quarter and fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 totaling $3.6 million for two owned but vacant facilities and certain related fixed assets — one in EMEA and one in the Americas. The write-down to fair value was based upon management’s estimates of the current market values and possible selling price, net of selling costs, for these properties. Also included in other charges is the pension plan curtailment charge and environmental liability charge noted previously.
 
Of the $16.5 million recorded to expense for these restructuring and other charges during fiscal 2006, $3.3 million represented non-cash asset write-downs, which consisted primarily of the write-down to fair value of the owned facilities in EMEA and the Americas and certain furniture, fixtures and equipment in leased facilities. Of the remaining charges, $5.1 million was paid during fiscal 2006. As of June 28, 2008, remaining reserves related to the non-Memec related restructuring activities taken in fiscal 2006 totaled $0.8 million, which related primarily to facility exit costs, the majority of which management expects to utilize by fiscal 2013.
 
While the above charges related to Avnet personnel, facilities and operations, and are therefore recorded through Avnet’s consolidated statements of operations as “restructuring, integration and other charges”, the Company also recorded numerous purchase accounting adjustments during fiscal 2006 related to the acquired personnel and operations of Memec. These adjustments were generally recorded as part of the allocation of purchase price and, therefore, were not recorded in the Company’s consolidated statement of operations. During fiscal 2006, the Company established and approved plans to integrate the acquired operations into all three regions of the Company’s EM operations, for which the Company recorded $73.3 million in exit-related purchase accounting adjustments. These purchase accounting adjustments consist primarily of $32.5 million for severance for Memec workforce reductions of over 700 personnel (including senior management, administrative, finance and certain operational functions) primarily in the Americas and EMEA; $36.2 million for lease and other contract termination costs; and $4.6 million for remaining commitments and termination charges related to other contractual commitments of Memec that will no longer be of use in the combined business. Of these exit-related purchase accounting adjustments recorded in fiscal 2006, $43.1 million was paid out in cash during fiscal 2006 and $7.7 million were non-cash write-downs.
 
As of June 28, 2008, remaining reserves related to these purchase accounting reserves totaled $10.3 million, of which $0.4 million related to severance reserves, the majority of which management expects to utilize during fiscal 2009, facility exit costs of $7.9 million and other costs of $2.0 million, the majority of which management expects to utilize by the end of fiscal 2013. During fiscal 2008, $0.3 million of the reserves initially recorded through purchase accounting were deemed excessive and were reversed through goodwill.
 
Operating Income
 
Operating income for fiscal 2008 was $710.4 million, or 3.96% of consolidated sales, as compared with operating income of $678.3 million, or 4.33% of consolidated sales, in fiscal 2007. Operating income margin declined 37 basis points over the prior year primarily due to the results at TS and the mix of business between EM and TS as described previously in this MD&A. TS reported operating income of $261.0 million as compared with $232.2 million in fiscal 2007. TS operating income margin declined to 3.42% in fiscal 2008 from 3.87% in fiscal 2007. EM reported operating income of $564.4 million in fiscal 2008 as compared with $529.9 million in fiscal 2007 and operating income margin was 5.46% and 5.47% for fiscal 2008 and 2007, respectively. Corporate


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operating expenses decreased $0.3 million to $76.1 million in fiscal 2008 as compared to $76.4 million in fiscal 2007. Included in operating income in both the current and prior year were restructuring, integration and other charges as described above totaling $38.9 million and $7.4 million, respectively.
 
Operating income for fiscal 2007 was $678.3 million, or 4.33% of consolidated sales, as compared with operating income of $433.1 million, or 3.04% of consolidated sales, in fiscal 2006. The gross margin and operating expense trends discussed previously in this MD&A contributed to the 129 basis point improvement in operating income margin year over year. The operating income margin in fiscal 2007 as compared with fiscal 2006 benefited by 10 basis points as a result of the change to net revenue reporting for supplier service contracts and was negatively impacted by 5 basis points from the restructuring, integration and other charges in connection with the cost reduction initiatives and the Access integration activity as well as other items previously discussed, which amounted to $7.4 million pre-tax. In comparison, operating income for fiscal 2006 was negatively impacted by a total of $69.9 million (0.5% of consolidated sales) for restructuring charges previously described. See Restructuring, Integration and Other Charges for further discussion. The overall improvement in operating income margin without these charges was driven by the increased sales volume, gross profit margin growth, continued focus on cost management and the full benefit of the synergies achieved subsequent to the successful Memec integration completed at the end of fiscal 2006.
 
Interest Expense and Other Income, net
 
Interest expense for fiscal 2008 totaled $72.3 million, down $4.9 million, or 6.3%, as compared with $77.2 million in fiscal 2007. The year-over-year decrease in interest expense for fiscal 2008 was primarily the result of a lower effective interest rate on short-term debt outstanding and refinancing activities which occurred during fiscal 2007, whereby higher interest rate debt was repaid or replaced with lower interest rate debt as described further below. See also Financing Transactions for further discussion of the Company’s outstanding debt.
 
Interest expense for fiscal 2007 totaled $77.2 million, down $19.3 million, or 20.0%, from interest expense of $96.5 million in fiscal 2006. The decrease in interest expense is attributable to the reduction in the average debt balance year over year and a lower effective interest rate on debt outstanding during fiscal 2007. The lower effective interest rate is a direct result of the refinancing activities that occurred in fiscal 2006 and fiscal 2007, whereby higher interest rate debt was repaid or replaced with lower interest rate debt. Specifically, during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006, the Company repurchased $113.6 million of its 93/4% Notes due February 15, 2008 with available liquidity. During fiscal 2007, the Company issued $300.0 million principal amount of 6.625% Notes due 2016 in September 2006, and used the proceeds and available liquidity to fund the repurchase of $361.4 million of the 93/4% Notes, which was completed in October 2006. The Company also repaid the remaining $143.7 million of the 8.00% Notes that matured on November 15, 2006 and, in March 2007, the Company issued $300.0 million principal amount of 5.875% Notes due 2014 and used the proceeds to repay amounts outstanding under the 2005 Credit Facility and the Securitization Program. See Financing Transactions for further discussion of the Company’s outstanding debt.
 
Other income, net, was $21.0 million in fiscal 2008 as compared with $9.9 million in fiscal 2007. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to foreign currency exchange gains compared with losses in the prior year, higher interest income resulting from higher investment balances, and income from an equity method investment compared with losses in the prior year.
 
Other income, net, was $9.9 million in fiscal 2007 as compared with $4.8 million in fiscal 2006. The increase in fiscal 2007 other income, net, compared with fiscal 2006 was primarily the result of higher short-term interest rates in combination with higher cash balances. In addition, during fiscal 2007, the Company recorded a benefit in other income due to the recovery of a non-trade receivable during the first quarter, however, this benefit was offset by equity method investment losses.
 
Gain (Loss) on Sale of Assets, net
 
During fiscal 2008, the Company recognized a gain on sale of assets totaling $49.9 million pre-tax, $32.2 million after tax and $0.21 per share on a diluted basis. In April 2008, the Company sold its equity investment in Calence LLC and recognized a gain of $42.4 million pre-tax, $25.9 million after tax and $0.17 per share on a diluted basis. In


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October 2007, the Company sold a building in the EMEA region and recognized a gain of $4.5 million pre- and after tax and $0.03 per share on a diluted basis. Due to local tax allowances, the building sale was not taxable. The Company also recognized a gain of $3.0 million pre-tax, $1.8 million after tax and $0.01 per share on a diluted basis for the receipt of contingent purchase price proceeds related to the fiscal 2006 sale of a TS end-user business discussed below.
 
During fiscal 2007, the Company recorded a gain related to the receipt of contingent purchase price proceeds from the fiscal 2006 sale of a TS end-user business. The gain amounted to $3.0 million pre-tax, $1.8 million after tax and $0.01 per share on a diluted basis. During fiscal 2006, the Company divested two TS end-user business lines in the Americas and two EM specialty business lines in EMEA. In TS, the Company sold its Americas end-user server and storage business line to a value-added reseller. As a result of these divestitures, a gain of $10.9 million pre-tax, $7.3 million after tax and $0.05 per share on a diluted basis was recorded in the third quarter of fiscal 2006. The Company also contributed cash and certain operating assets and liabilities of its TS Americas end-user network solutions business into a joint venture with Calence, Inc. in exchange for an investment interest in the joint venture, called Calence, LLC. In EM, the Company sold two small, non-core business lines in its EMEA region during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 for which no tax benefit was available and, as a result, recorded a loss of $13.6 million pre-tax, $14.3 million after tax and $0.10 per share on a diluted basis. The total impact of these divestitures in fiscal 2006 was a net loss of $2.6 million pre-tax, $7.1 million after tax and $0.05 per share on a diluted basis.
 
Debt Extinguishment Costs
 
As discussed further under Liquidity and Capital Resources — Financing Transactions, the Company incurred debt extinguishment costs in fiscal 2007 and 2006 associated with the tender and early repurchase of a portion of its outstanding publicly traded debt. In completing these transactions, the Company incurred debt extinguishment costs, related primarily to premiums and other transaction costs associated with these tenders and early repurchases, which totaled $27.4 million pre-tax, $16.5 million after tax and $0.11 per share on a diluted basis in fiscal 2007 and $22.6 million pre-tax, $13.6 million after-tax and $0.09 per share on a diluted basis in fiscal 2006.
 
Income Tax Provision
 
Avnet’s effective tax rate on its income before income taxes was 29.6% in fiscal 2008 as compared with 33.0% in fiscal 2007. The year-over-year decrease in effective tax rate was primarily due to the combination of:
 
  (i)    certain statutory tax rate reductions;
 
  (ii)   a favorable audit settlement; offset by,
 
  (iii)  the recognition of transfer pricing exposures; and
 
  (iv)   a change to estimates on existing tax positions.
 
In addition, there was a negative impact on the tax rate in the prior year due to an additional tax provision for transfer pricing exposures in Europe, which effectively increased the prior year’s tax rate.
 
Avnet’s effective tax rate on its income before taxes for fiscal 2007 was 33.0% as compared with an effective tax rate of 35.3% in fiscal 2006. The decrease in the fiscal 2007 effective tax rate over prior year is attributable to:
 
  (i)   the mix of pre-tax income towards the lower statutory tax rate jurisdictions;
 
  (ii)   a similar dollar amount as compared with prior years of net contingency reserves, including the additional tax provision for transfer pricing exposures in Europe as mentioned above, applied against significantly higher pre-tax income; and
 
  (iii)  the negative impact which increased prior year’s effective tax rate related to the loss on the sale of an EM business for which no tax benefit was available.
 
Net Income
 
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$2.63 per share on a diluted basis, in fiscal 2007 and net income of $204.5 million, or $1.39 per share on a diluted basis, in fiscal 2006. Fiscal 2008 results were positively impacted by a total of $14.7 million after tax, or $0.09 per share on a diluted basis, as presented in the following table.
 
                                 
    Year Ended June 28, 2008  
    Operating
    Pre-tax
    Net
    Diluted
 
    Income     Income     Income     EPS  
    ($ in thousands, except per share data)  
 
Restructuring, integration and other charges
  $ (38,942 )   $ (38,942 )   $ (31,469 )   $ (0.21 )
Gain on sale of assets
          49,903       32,244       0.21  
Net reduction in tax reserves
                13,897       0.09  
                                 
Total
  $ (38,942 )   $ 10,961     $ 14,672     $ 0.09  
                                 
 
In comparison with fiscal 2008, the fiscal 2007 results were negatively impacted by a total of $20.0 million after tax, or $0.13 per share on a diluted basis, as detailed in the following table.
 
                                 
    Year Ended June 30, 2007  
    Operating
    Pre-tax
    Net
    Diluted
 
    Income     Income     Income     EPS  
    ($ in thousands, except per share data)  
 
Restructuring, integration and other charges
  $ (7,353 )   $ (7,353 )   $ (5,289 )   $ (0.03 )
Gain on sale of assets
          3,000       1,814       0.01  
Debt extinguishment costs
          (27,358 )     (16,538 )     (0.11 )
                                 
Total
  $ (7,353 )   $ (31,711 )   $ (20,013 )   $ (0.13 )
                                 
 
In comparison with fiscal 2007, the fiscal 2006 results were negatively impacted by a total of $70.6 million after tax, or $0.48 per share on a diluted basis, as detailed in the following table.
 
                                         
    Year Ended July 1, 2006  
    Gross
    Operating
    Pre-tax
    Net
    Diluted
 
    Profit     Income     Income     Income     EPS  
    ($ in thousands, except per share data)  
 
Restructuring, integration and other charges
  $ (8,977 )   $ (69,960 )   $ (69,960 )   $ (49,870 )   $ (0.34 )
Loss on sale of assets, net
                (2,601 )     (7,074 )     (0.05 )
Debt extinguishment costs
                (22,585 )     (13,653 )     (0.09 )
                                         
Total
  $ (8,977 )   $ (69,960 )   $ (95,146 )   $ (70,597 )   $ (0.48 )
                                         
 
Critical Accounting Policies
 
The Company’s consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The preparation of these consolidated financial statements requires the Company to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses during the reporting period. These estimates and assumptions are based upon the Company’s continuous evaluation of historical results and anticipated future events. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.
 
The Securities and Exchange Commission defines critical accounting polices as those that are, in management’s view, most important to the portrayal of the Company’s financial condition and results of operations and that require significant judgments and estimates. Management believes the Company’s most critical accounting policies relate to:
 
Valuation of Receivables
 
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of specific customers were to deteriorate, management would evaluate whether additional allowances and corresponding charges to the consolidated statement of operations are required.
 
Valuation of Inventories
 
Inventories are recorded at the lower of cost (first in — first out) or estimated market value. The Company’s inventories include high-technology components, embedded systems and computing technologies sold into rapidly changing, cyclical and competitive markets wherein such inventories may be subject to early technological obsolescence.
 
The Company regularly evaluates inventories for excess, obsolescence or other factors that may render inventories less marketable. Write-downs are recorded so that inventories reflect the approximate net realizable value and take into account the Company’s contractual provisions with its suppliers, which may provide certain protections to the Company for product obsolescence and price erosion in the form of rights of return and price protection. Because of the large number of transactions and the complexity of managing the process around price protections and stock rotations, estimates are made regarding adjustments to the carrying amount of inventories. Additionally, assumptions about future demand, market conditions and decisions to discontinue certain product lines can impact the decision to write down inventories. If assumptions about future demand change or actual market conditions are less favorable than those projected by management, management would evaluate whether additional write-downs of inventories are required. In any case, actual values could be different from those estimated.
 
Accounting for Income Taxes
 
Management judgment is required in determining the provision for income taxes, deferred tax assets and liabilities and the valuation allowance recorded against net deferred tax assets. The carrying value of the Company’s net operating loss carry-forwards is dependent upon its ability to generate sufficient future taxable income in certain tax jurisdictions. In addition, the Company considers historic levels of income, expectations and risk associated with estimates of future taxable income and ongoing prudent and feasible tax planning strategies in assessing a tax valuation allowance. Should the Company determine that it is not able to realize all or part of its deferred tax assets in the future, an additional valuation allowance may be recorded against the deferred tax assets with a corresponding charge to income in the period such determination is made.
 
The Company establishes reserves for potentially unfavorable outcomes of positions taken on certain tax matters. These reserves are based on management’s assessment of whether a tax benefit is more likely than not to be sustained upon examination by tax authorities. There may be differences between the anticipated and actual outcomes of these matters that may result in reversals of reserves or additional tax liabilities in excess of the reserved amounts. To the extent such adjustments are warranted, the Company’s effective tax rate may potentially fluctuate as a result.
 
Restructuring, Integration and Impairment Charges
 
The Company has been subject to the financial impact of integrating acquired businesses and charges related to business reorganizations. In connection with such events, management is required to make estimates about the financial impact of such matters that are inherently uncertain. Accrued liabilities and reserves are established to cover the cost of severance, facility consolidation and closure, lease termination fees, inventory adjustments based upon acquisition-related termination of supplier agreements and/or the re-evaluation of the acquired working capital assets (inventory and accounts receivable), and write-down of other acquired assets including goodwill. Actual amounts incurred could be different from those estimated.
 
Additionally, in assessing the Company’s goodwill for impairment in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 142 (“SFAS 142”), Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets, the Company is required to make significant assumptions about the future cash flows and overall performance of its reporting units. Should these assumptions or the structure of the reporting units change in the future based upon market conditions or changes in business strategy, the Company may be required to record impairment charges to goodwill.


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Contingencies and Litigation
 
The Company is involved in various legal proceedings and other claims related to environmental, labor, product liability, intellectual property and other matters, all of which arise in the normal course of business. The Company is required to assess the likelihood of any adverse judgment or outcome to these matters, as well as the range of potential losses. A determination of the reserves required, if any, is made after careful analysis by management and internal and, when necessary, external counsel. The required reserves may change in the future due to developments or a change in circumstances, which could increase or decrease earnings in the period the changes are effective.
 
Revenue Recognition
 
The Company does not consider revenue recognition to be a critical accounting policy due to the nature of its business in which revenues are generally recognized when persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, delivery has occurred or services have been rendered, the sales price is fixed or determinable and collectibility is reasonably assured. Generally, these criteria are met upon the actual shipment of product to the customer. Accordingly, other than for estimates related to possible returns of products from customers, discounts or rebates, the recording of revenue does not require significant judgments or estimates. Provisions for returns are estimated based on historical sales returns, credit memo analysis and other known factors. Provisions are made for discounts and rebates, which are primarily volume-based, and are generally based on historical trends and anticipated customer buying patterns. Finally, revenues from maintenance contracts, which are deferred and recognized in income over the life of the agreement, are not material to the consolidated results of operations of the Company.
 
Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements
 
See Note 1 in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements contained in Item 15 of this Report for the discussion of recently issued accounting pronouncements.
 
Liquidity and Capital Resources
 
Cash Flows
 
Cash Flows from Operating Activities
 
During fiscal 2008, the Company generated $453.6 million of cash and cash equivalents from its operating activities as compared with $724.6 million in fiscal 2007. These results are comprised of: (1)  cash flow generated from net income excluding non-cash and other reconciling items, which consist of the add-back of depreciation and amortization, deferred income taxes, stock-based compensation, gain on sale of assets and other non-cash items (primarily the provision for doubtful accounts and periodic pension costs) and (2)  cash flow generated from (used for) working capital, excluding cash and cash equivalents. The working capital outflow in fiscal 2008 was driven by cash payments on accounts payable ($123.3 million) and other items ($170.7 million), partially offset by collection of receivables and a reduction in inventory. The cash outflow for payables was primarily attributable to TS and the cash outflow for other items was primarily a result of income tax payments.
 
During fiscal 2007, the Company generated $724.6 million of cash and cash equivalents from its operating activities of which $126.2 million was generated from working capital, excluding cash and cash equivalents. TS experienced growth in receivables as well as payables driven, in part, by the acquisition of the Access business for which the largest supplier is Sun Microsystems whose strongest quarter is typically its June fiscal year end. The reduction in inventory was a net result of EM’s decrease of $74 million partially offset by a small increase in inventory at TS. In addition, during fiscal 2007, the Company paid $29.7 million associated with the restructuring, integration and other charges and exit-related costs accrued through purchase accounting.
 
In fiscal 2006, the Company utilized $423.4 million of cash and cash equivalents for working capital needs. The working capital outflows consisted of growth in receivables ($254.7 million), growth in inventory ($142.6 million), growth in accounts payable ($99.7 million) and outflow for other working capital items ($125.8 million). The driver of the change in working capital included organic sales growth and a small investment in inventory at TS. In addition, the Company paid $92.9 million during fiscal 2006 relating to restructuring, integration and payments of amounts accrued


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in purchase accounting associated with the Memec acquisition, and restructuring and other costs as a result of the sale of two TS business lines and other actions taken during fiscal 2006. See Results of Operations — Restructuring, Integration and Other Charges discussed elsewhere in this MD&A. The Company also made an accelerated contribution to the Company’s pension plan during the first quarter of fiscal 2006, totaling $58.6 million and used $27.0 million primarily for premiums, transaction costs and other costs associated with the refinancing and repurchasing of its Notes and credit facilities (see Financing Transactions below).
 
Cash Flows from Investing Activities
 
The Company’s cash flows associated with investing activities during fiscal 2008 were primarily the result of acquisitions discussed previously in this MD&A and amounted to $369.4 million. In addition, the Company received proceeds of $68.6 million related to the gain on sale of assets in connection with the sale of the Company’s equity investment and the receipt of contingent purchase price proceeds (see Results of Operations — Gain (Loss) on Sale of Assets, net). Other investing activities included capital expenditures primarily for system development costs, computer hardware and software.
 
For fiscal 2007, the Company’s cash flows associated with investing activities included capital expenditures related to system development costs, computer hardware and software expenditures as well as certain leasehold improvement costs. Also included in cash flows from investing activities is cash used for the acquisition of Access, Azure and a small distributor business in Italy, net of contingent purchase price proceeds received (see Results of Operations — Gain (Loss) on Sale of Assets, net discussed elsewhere in this MD&A).
 
The cash flows associated with investing activities included capital expenditures during fiscal 2006, primarily related to certain information technology hardware and software purchases, a new mainframe purchase and the ongoing development of one additional operating system to replace one of the systems that was disposed of as part of the restructuring, integration and other charges (see Results of Operations — Restructuring, Integration and Other Charges for further discussion). Also included in cash flows used in investing activities for fiscal 2006 is $294.3 million for acquisitions and investments net of divestitures which relate primarily to the following: (1) $297.5 million associated with the Company’s acquisition of Memec, including the retirement of substantially all of Memec’s debt at the time of the acquisition; (2) $13.9 million cash contribution to the Calence, LLC joint venture; and (3) $5.7 million for the purchase of shares held by a minority interest holder in one of the Company’s Israeli subsidiaries, an additional earn-out payment associated with a small acquisition completed in fiscal 2005 and other items; net of (4) cash inflow of $22.8 million relating to the divestiture of the TS end-user business lines during the third quarter and EM business lines during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006.
 
Cash Flows from Financing Activities
 
During fiscal 2008, 2007 and 2006, the Company used $41.9 million, $35.6 million and $34.6 million, respectively, of cash for net debt repayments. (see Financing Transactions below for further discussion). Other financing activities, net, in fiscal 2008, 2007 and 2006 were primarily a result of cash received for the exercise of stock options and the associated excess tax benefit.
 
Capital Structure
 
The Company uses a variety of financing arrangements, both short-term and long-term, to fund its operations. The Company also uses diversified sources of funding so that it does not become overly dependent on one source and to achieve lower cost of funding through these different alternatives. These financing arrangements include public bonds, short-term and long-term bank loans and an accounts receivable securitization program. For a detailed description of the Company’s external financing arrangements outstanding at June 28, 2008, refer to Note 7 to the consolidated financial statements appearing in Item 15 of this Report.


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The following table summarizes the Company’s capital structure as of the end of fiscal 2008 with a comparison with the end of fiscal 2007:
 
                                 
    June 28,
    % of Total
    June 30,
    % of Total
 
    2008     Capitalization     2007     Capitalization  
    (Dollars in thousands)  
 
Short-term debt
  $ 43,804       0.8 %   $ 53,367       1.1 %
Long-term debt
    1,181,498       22.1       1,155,990       25.1  
                                 
Total debt
    1,225,302       22.9       1,209,357       26.2  
Shareholders’ equity
    4,134,691       77.1       3,400,645       73.8  
                                 
Total capitalization
  $ 5,359,993       100.0     $ 4,610,002       100.0  
                                 
 
Financing Transactions
 
During the first quarter of fiscal 2008, the Company entered into a five-year $500.0 million unsecured revolving credit facility (the “Credit Agreement”) with a syndicate of banks which expires in September 2012. In connection with the Credit Agreement, the Company terminated its existing unsecured $500.0 million credit facility (the “2005 Credit Facility”) which was to expire in October 2010. Under the Credit Agreement, the Company may select from various interest rate options, currencies and maturities. The Credit Agreement contains certain covenants, all of which the Company was in compliance with as of June 28, 2008. As of the end of fiscal 2008, there were $19.7 million in borrowings outstanding under the Credit Agreement included in “other long-term debt” in the consolidated financial statements. In addition, there were $24.3 million in letters of credit issued under the Credit Agreement which represent a utilization of the Credit Agreement capacity but are not recorded in the consolidated balance sheet as the letters of credit are not debt. At June 30, 2007, there were no borrowings outstanding under the 2005 Credit Facility and $21.2 million in letters of credit were issued under the 2005 Credit Facility.
 
The Company has an accounts receivable securitization program (the “Program”) with a group of financial institutions that allows the Company to sell, on a revolving basis, an undivided interest of up to $450.0 million in eligible receivables while retaining a subordinated interest in a portion of the receivables. The Program does not qualify for sale accounting and has a one year term that expires in August 2008 which has been renewed on comparable terms for another year. There were no borrowings outstanding under the Program at June 28, 2008.
 
In March 2007, the Company issued $300.0 million of 5.875% Notes due March 15, 2014. The proceeds of $297.1 million from the offering, net of discount and underwriting fees, were used to repay amounts outstanding under the 2005 Credit Facility and the Securitization Program. The borrowings under the 2005 Credit Facility and the Securitization Program were used to fund the Access acquisition in fiscal 2007.
 
During October 2006, the Company redeemed all of its 93/4% Notes due February 15, 2008 (the “93/4% Notes”). The Company used the net proceeds of $296.1 million from the issuance in September 2006 of $300.0 million principal amount of 6.625% Notes due September 15, 2016 plus available liquidity, to repurchase the 93/4% Notes. In connection with the repurchase, the Company terminated two interest rate swaps with a total notional amount of $200.0 million that hedged a portion of the 93/4% Notes. Debt extinguishment costs incurred during the first quarter of fiscal 2007 as a result of the redemption totaled $27.4 million pre-tax, $16.5 million after tax, or $0.11 per share on a diluted basis, and consisted of $20.3 million for a make-whole redemption premium, $5.0 million associated with the two interest rate swap terminations, and $2.1 million to write-off certain deferred financing costs.
 
During November 2006, the Company repaid the remaining $143.7 million of the 8.00% Notes due November 15, 2006 (the “8.00% Notes”) on the maturity date.
 
In August 2005, the Company issued $250.0 million of 6.00% Notes due September 1, 2015. The proceeds from the offering, net of discount and underwriting fees, were $246.5 million. The Company used these proceeds, plus cash and cash equivalents on hand, to fund the tender and repurchase during the first quarter of fiscal 2006 of $254.1 million of the $400.0 million of 8.00% Notes due November 15, 2006. As a result of the tender and repurchases, the Company incurred debt extinguishment costs of $11.7 million pre-tax, $7.1 million after tax, or $0.05 per share on a diluted basis, relating primarily to premiums and other transaction costs. During the second quarter of fiscal 2006, the Company repurchased an additional $2.2 million of the 8.00% Notes.


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In June 2006, the Company repurchased $113.6 million of the $475.0 million 93/4% Notes and, in connection with this repurchase, the Company terminated one of the interest rate swaps with a notional amount of $100.0 million that hedged a portion of the $475.0 million 93/4% Notes. The termination of this swap and repurchase of the related hedged debt resulted in debt extinguishment costs of $10.9 million pre-tax, $6.6 million after tax or $0.04 per share on a diluted basis. As a result of the tender and total repurchases in fiscal 2006 and the termination of interest rate swaps noted above, the Company incurred total debt extinguishment costs of $22.6 million pre-tax, $13.6 million after tax or $0.09 per share on a diluted basis, relating primarily to premiums and other transaction costs.
 
The Company’s $300.0 million of 2% Convertible Senior Debentures due March 15, 2034 (the “Debentures”) are convertible into Avnet common stock at a rate of 29.5516 shares of common stock per $1,000 principal amount of Debentures. The Debentures are only convertible under certain circumstances, including if: (i) the closing price of the Company’s common stock reaches $45.68 per share (subject to adjustment in certain circumstances) for a specified period of time; (ii) the average trading price of the Debentures falls below a certain percentage of the conversion value per Debenture for a specified period of time; (iii) the Company calls the Debentures for redemption; or (iv) certain corporate transactions, as defined, occur. The Company may redeem some or all of the Debentures for cash any time on or after March 20, 2009 at the Debentures’ full principal amount plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any. Holders of the Debentures may require the Company to purchase, in cash, all or a portion of the Debentures on March 15, 2009, 2014, 2019, 2024 and 2029, or upon a fundamental change, as defined, at the Debentures’ full principal amount plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any. In December 2004, the Company made an irrevocable election to satisfy the principal portion of the Debentures in cash and settle the remaining obligation with shares of common stock if and when the Debentures are converted.
 
In addition to its primary financing arrangements, the Company has several small lines of credit in various locations to fund the short-term working capital, foreign exchange, overdraft and letter of credit needs of its wholly owned subsidiaries in Europe, Asia and Canada. Avnet generally guarantees its subsidiaries’ debt under these facilities.
 
Covenants and Conditions
 
The securitization program discussed previously requires the Company to maintain certain minimum interest coverage and leverage ratios as defined in the Credit Agreement (see discussion below) in order to continue utilizing the Program. The Program agreement also contains certain covenants relating to the quality of the receivables sold. If these conditions are not met, the Company may not be able to borrow any additional funds and the financial institutions may consider this an amortization event, as defined in the agreement, which would permit the financial institutions to liquidate the accounts receivable sold to cover any outstanding borrowings. Circumstances that could affect the Company’s ability to meet the required covenants and conditions of the agreement include the Company’s ongoing profitability and various other economic, market and industry factors. Management does not believe that the covenants under the Program limit the Company’s ability to pursue its intended business strategy or future financing needs. The Company was in compliance with all covenants of the Program agreement at June 28, 2008.
 
The Credit Agreement discussed in Financing Transactions contains certain covenants with various limitations on debt incurrence, dividends, investments and capital expenditures and also includes financial covenants requiring the Company to maintain minimum interest coverage and leverage ratios, as defined. Management does not believe that the covenants in the Credit Agreement limit the Company’s ability to pursue its intended business strategy or future financing needs. The Company was in compliance with all covenants of the Credit Agreement as of June 28, 2008.
 
See Liquidity for further discussion of the Company’s availability under these various facilities.
 
Liquidity
 
The Company had total borrowing capacity of $950.0 million at June 28, 2008 under the Credit Agreement and the Securitization Program, against which $19.7 million in borrowings were outstanding and $24.3 million in letters of credit were issued under the Credit Agreement, which resulted in $906.0 million of net availability at the end of fiscal 2008. The Company also had $640.4 million of cash and cash equivalents at June 28, 2008. During fiscal 2008, the Company utilized $300.8 million of cash on hand, net of cash proceeds from the sale of assets, to fund the seven acquisitions completed in fiscal 2008. (See Note 2 to the accompanying consolidated financial statements in Item 15 of this Report). Subsequent to fiscal 2008 year end, the Company utilized approximately $230 million of


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cash and cash equivalents to fund three additional acquisitions that closed in the first quarter of fiscal 2009. The Company has no other significant financial commitments outside of normal debt and lease maturities discussed in Capital Structure and Contractual Obligations. Management believes that Avnet’s borrowing capacity, its current cash availability and the Company’s expected ability to generate operating cash flows are sufficient to meet its projected financing needs. Generally, the Company is more likely to utilize operating cash flows for working capital requirements in a growing electronic component and computer products industry. However, additional cash requirements for working capital are generally expected to be offset by the operating cash flows generated by the Company’s enhanced profitability resulting from the Company’s cost reductions achieved in recent years and its focus on profitable growth. The 5.875% Notes are the next significant public debt maturity due to mature in 2014. In addition, the Company may redeem some or all of the 2% Convertible Senior Debentures for cash any time on or after March 20, 2009 at the Debentures’ full principal amount plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any. Holders of the Debentures may require the Company to purchase, in cash, all or a portion of the Debentures on March 15, 2009, 2014, 2019, 2024 and 2029, or upon a fundamental change, as defined, at the Debentures’ full principal amount plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any. In December 2004, the Company made an irrevocable election to satisfy the principal portion of the Debentures in cash and settle the remaining obligation with shares of common stock if and when the Debentures are converted (see Financing Transactions for further discussion).
 
The following table highlights the Company’s liquidity and related ratios for the past two years:
 
COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS — LIQUIDITY
 
                         
    Years Ended        
    June 28,
    June 30,
    Percentage
 
    2008     2007     Change  
    (Dollars in millions)        
 
Current Assets
  $ 5,971.1     $ 5,488.8       8.8 %
Quick Assets
    4,007.9       3,660.4       9.5  
Current Liabilities
    2,779.6       2,777.0       0.1  
Working Capital
    3,191.5       2,711.8       17.7  
Total Debt
    1,225.3       1,209.4       1.3  
Total Capital (total debt plus total shareholders’ equity)
    5,360.0       4,610.0       16.3  
Quick Ratio
    1.4:1       1.3:1          
Working Capital Ratio
    2.1:1       2.0:1          
Debt to Total Capital
    22.9 %     26.2 %        
 
The Company’s quick assets (consisting of cash and cash equivalents and receivables) increased 9.5% from fiscal 2007 to fiscal 2008 due to an increase in receivables volume as a result of acquisitions that occurred during fiscal 2008 and an increase in cash and cash equivalents over prior year. Current assets also increased, similarly, due to acquisitions that occurred during fiscal 2008. Current liabilities were essentially flat. As a result of the factors noted above, total working capital increased by 17.7% during fiscal 2008. Total debt increased slightly by 1.3% since fiscal year end 2007 primarily due to debt acquired in connection with the fiscal 2008 acquisitions. Total capital grew primarily due to net income and foreign currency translation adjustments. Finally, the debt to capital ratio decreased to 22.9% from 26.2% as a result of the growth in capital since fiscal year end 2007.
 
Long-Term Contractual Obligations
 
The Company has the following contractual obligations outstanding as of June 28, 2008 (in millions):
 
                                         
        Due in Less
  Due in
  Due in
  Due After
    Total   Than 1 Year   1-3 Years   4-5 Years   5 Years
 
Long-term debt, including amounts due
within one year(1)
  $ 1,228.0     $ 43.8     $ 10.3     $ 22.2     $ 1,151.7  
Operating leases
  $ 259.4     $ 71.3     $ 100.7     $ 58.0     $ 29.4  
 
                         
 
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At June 28, 2008, the Company had a liability for income tax contingencies (or unrecognized tax benefits) of $124.8 million. Management estimates approximately $22.5 million associated with the liability for unrecognized tax benefits is reasonably expected to be paid in the next twelve months. Cash payments associated with the remaining liability cannot reasonably be estimated as it is difficult to estimate the timing and amount of tax settlements. The Company does not currently have any material commitments for capital expenditures.
 
Item 7A.   Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
 
The Company seeks to reduce earnings and cash flow volatility associated with changes in interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates by entering into financial arrangements, from time to time, which are intended to provide a hedge against all or a portion of the risks associated with such volatility. The Company continues to have exposure to such risks to the extent they are not hedged.
 
The Company has used interest rate swaps that convert certain fixed rate debt to variable rate debt. During fiscal year 2007, the Company terminated its remaining swaps in connection with the redemption of its 93/4% Notes (see Financing Transactions). There were no interest rate swaps outstanding as of the end of fiscal years 2008 and 2007. The following table sets forth the scheduled maturities of the Company’s debt outstanding at June 28, 2008 (dollars in millions):
 
                                                         
    Fiscal Year        
    2009     2010     2011     2012     2013     Thereafter     Total  
 
Liabilities:
                                                       
Fixed rate debt(1)
  $ 2.2     $ 8.2     $ 2.1     $ 1.3     $ 1.2     $ 1,151.7     $ 1,166.7  
Floating rate debt
  $ 41.6     $     $     $     $ 19.7     $     $ 61.3  
 
                         
 
(1) Excludes discounts on long-term notes.
 
The following table sets forth the carrying value and fair value of the Company’s debt at June 28, 2008 (dollars in millions):
 
                                 
    Carrying Value at
    Fair Value at
    Carrying Value at
    Fair Value at
 
    June 28, 2008     June 28, 2008     June 30, 2007     June 30, 2007  
 
Liabilities:
                               
Fixed rate debt(1)
  $ 1,166.7     $ 1,145.5     $ 1,160.9     $ 1,217.0  
Average interest rate
    5.1 %             5.1 %        
Floating rate debt
  $ 61.3     $ 61.3     $ 51.5     $ 51.5  
Average interest rate
    2.5 %             1.5 %        
 
                         
 
(1) Excludes discounts and premiums on long-term notes.
 
Many of the Company’s subsidiaries, from time to time, purchase and sell products in currencies other than their functional currencies. This subjects the Company to the risks associated with fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates. The Company reduces this risk by utilizing natural hedging (offsetting receivables and payables) as well as by creating offsetting positions through the use of derivative financial instruments, primarily forward foreign exchange contracts with maturities of less than sixty days. The Company adjusts all foreign denominated balances and any outstanding foreign exchange contracts to fair market value through the consolidated statements of operations. Therefore, the market risk related to foreign exchange contracts is offset by changes in valuation of the underlying items being hedged. The asset or liability representing the fair value of foreign exchange contracts is classified in the captions “other current assets” or “accrued expenses and other,” as applicable, in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets. A hypothetical 10% change in currency exchange rates under the contracts outstanding at June 28, 2008 would result in an increase or decrease of approximately $7.6 million to the fair value of the forward foreign exchange contracts, which would generally be offset by an opposite effect on the related hedged positions.
 
Item 8.   Financial Statements and Supplementary Data
 
The financial statements and supplementary data are listed under Item 15 of this Report.


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Item 9.   Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure
 
None.
 
Item 9A.   Controls and Procedures
 
Disclosure Controls and Procedures
 
The Company’s management, including its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, have evaluated the effectiveness of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures (as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”)) as of the end of the reporting period covered by this Annual Report on Form 10-K. Based on such evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have concluded that, as of the end of the period covered by this Annual Report on Form 10-K, the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures are effective such that material information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified by the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and forms relating to the Company.
 
During the last quarter of fiscal 2008, there have been no changes to the Company’s internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) of the Exchange Act) that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.
 
Management’s Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
 
The Company’s management, including its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15(d)-15(f) under the Exchange Act. The Company’s internal control over financial reporting is designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America. Because of inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate. Management conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting as of June 28, 2008. In making this assessment, management used the framework established in Internal Control — Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission and concluded that the Company maintained effective internal control over financial reporting as of June 28, 2008.
 
The Company’s independent registered public accounting firm, KPMG LLP, has audited the effectiveness of the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting as of June 28, 2008, as stated in its audit report which is included herein.
 
Item 9B.   Other Information
 
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PART III
 
Item 10.   Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance
 
The information called for by Item 10 is incorporated in this Report by reference to the Company’s definitive proxy statement relating to the Annual Meeting of Stockholders anticipated to be held on November 6, 2008.
 
Item 11.   Executive Compensation
 
The information called for by Item 11 is incorporated in this Report by reference to the Company’s definitive proxy statement relating to the Annual Meeting of Stockholders anticipated to be held on November 6, 2008.
 
Item 12.   Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters
 
The information called for by Item 12 is incorporated in this Report by reference to the Company’s definitive proxy statement relating to the Annual Meeting of Stockholders anticipated to be held on November 6, 2008.
 
Item 13.   Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence
 
The information called for by Item 13 is incorporated in this Report by reference to the Company’s definitive proxy statement relating to the Annual Meeting of Stockholders anticipated to be held on November 6, 2008.
 
Item 14.   Principal Accounting Fees and Services
 
The information called for by Item 14 is incorporated in this Report by reference to the Company’s definitive proxy statement relating to the Annual Meeting of Stockholders anticipated to be held on November 6, 2008.


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PART IV
 
Item 15.   Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules
 
a. The following documents are filed as part of this Report:
 
             
        Page
 
1.
 
Consolidated Financial Statements:
       
        40  
   
Avnet, Inc. and Subsidiaries Consolidated Financial Statements:
       
        42  
        43  
        44  
        45  
        46  
2.
 
Financial Statement Schedules:
       
        78  
   
Schedules other than that above have been omitted because they are not applicable or the required information is shown in the financial statements or notes thereto
       
3.
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SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
 
AVNET, INC.
(Registrant)
 
  By: 
/s/  ROY VALLEE
Roy Vallee,
Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive
Officer and Director
 
Date: August 27, 2008
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this Report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the Registrant and in the capacities indicated on August 27, 2008.
 
         
Signature
 
Title
 
     
/s/  ROY VALLEE

Roy Vallee
  Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Director
     
/s/  ELEANOR BAUM

Eleanor Baum
  Director
     
/s/  J. VERONICA BIGGINS

J. Veronica Biggins
  Director
     
/s/  LAWRENCE W. CLARKSON

Lawrence W. Clarkson
  Director
     
/s/  EHUD HOUMINER

Ehud Houminer
  Director
     
/s/  FRANK R. NOONAN

Frank R. Noonan
  Director
     
/s/  RAY M. ROBINSON

Ray M. Robinson
  Director
     
/s/  WILLIAM P. SULLIVAN

William P. Sullivan
  Director
     
/s/  GARY L. TOOKER

Gary L. Tooker
  Director
     
/s/  RAYMOND SADOWSKI

Raymond Sadowski
  Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer


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Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
 
The Board of Directors and Shareholders
Avnet, Inc.:
 
We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Avnet, Inc. and subsidiaries (the Company) as of June 28, 2008 and June 30, 2007, and the related consolidated statements of operations, shareholders’ equity, and cash flows for each of the years in the three-year period ended June 28, 2008. In connection with our audits of the consolidated financial statements, we have also audited the financial statement schedule for each of the years in the three-year period ended June 28, 2008, as listed in the accompanying index. We also have audited the Company’s internal control over financial reporting as of June 28, 2008, based on criteria established in Internal Control — Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO). The Company’s management is responsible for these consolidated financial statements, for maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting, and for its assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting, included in the accompanying Management’s Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated financial statements and an opinion on the Company’s internal control over financial reporting based on our audits.
 
We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audits to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement and whether effective internal control over financial reporting was maintained in all material respects. Our audits of the consolidated financial statements included examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements, assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, and evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. Our audit of internal control over financial reporting included obtaining an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, assessing the risk that a material weakness exists, and testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk. Our audits also included performing such other procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinions.
 
A company’s internal control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company’s internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the company’s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.
 
Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.
 
In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Avnet, Inc. and subsidiaries as of June 28, 2008 and June 30, 2007, and the results of their operations and their cash flows for each of the years in the three-year period ended June 28, 2008, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. Also in our opinion, the related financial statement schedule for each of the years in the three-year period ended June 28, 2008, when considered in relation to the basic consolidated financial statements taken as a whole, presents fairly, in all material respects, the information set forth therein. Furthermore, in our opinion, Avnet, Inc. maintained, in all material respects, effective internal control over financial reporting as of June 28, 2008, based on criteria established in Internal Control — Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission.


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As discussed in note 10 to the consolidated financial statements, effective June 30, 2007, the Company adopted Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 158, Employers’ Accounting for Defined Benefit Pension and Other Postretirement Plans — an Amendment of FASB Nos. 87, 88, 106 and 132(R). As discussed in note 9 to the consolidated financial statements, on July 1, 2007, the Company adopted the provisions of Financial Accounting Standards Board Interpretation No. 48, Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes — an interpretation of FASB Statement No. 109.
 
/s/ KPMG LLP
 
Phoenix, Arizona
August 25, 2008


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AVNET, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 
                 
    June 28,
    June 30,
 
    2008     2007  
    (Thousands, except share amounts)  
 
ASSETS
Current assets:
               
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 640,449     $ 557,350  
Receivables, less allowances of $76,690 and $102,121, respectively (Note 3)
    3,367,443       3,103,015  
Inventories
    1,894,492       1,736,301  
Prepaid and other current assets
    68,762       92,179  
                 
Total current assets
    5,971,146       5,488,845  
Property, plant and equipment, net (Note 5)
    227,187       179,533  
Goodwill (Notes 2 and 6)
    1,728,904       1,402,470  
Other assets
    272,893       284,271  
                 
Total assets
  $ 8,200,130     $ 7,355,119  
                 
 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
               
Borrowings due within one year (Note 7)
  $ 43,804     $ 53,367  
Accounts payable
    2,293,243       2,228,017  
Accrued expenses and other (Note 8)
    442,545       495,601  
                 
Total current liabilities
    2,779,592       2,776,985  
Long-term debt, less due within one year (Note 7)
    1,181,498       1,155,990  
Other long-term liabilities (Note 9 and 10)
    104,349       21,499  
                 
Total liabilities
    4,065,439       3,954,474  
                 
Commitments and contingencies (Notes 11 and 13)
               
Shareholders’ equity (Notes 4, 12 and 14):
               
Common stock $1.00 par; authorized 300,000,000 shares; issued 150,417,000 shares and 149,826,000 shares, respectively
    150,417       149,826  
Additional paid-in capital
    1,122,852       1,094,210  
Retained earnings
    2,379,723       1,880,642  
Accumulated other comprehensive income (Note 4)
    482,178       276,509  
Treasury stock at cost, 18,286 shares and 20,018 shares, respectively
    (479 )     (542 )
                 
Total shareholders’ equity
    4,134,691       3,400,645  
                 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity
  $ 8,200,130     $ 7,355,119  
                 
 
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AVNET, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
 
                         
    Years Ended  
    June 28,
    June 30,
    July 1,
 
    2008     2007     2006  
    (Thousands, except per share amounts)  
 
Sales
  $ 17,952,707     $ 15,681,087     $ 14,253,630  
Cost of sales (Note 17)
    15,638,991       13,632,468       12,414,647  
                         
Gross profit
    2,313,716       2,048,619       1,838,983  
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    1,564,391       1,362,993       1,344,922  
Restructuring, integration and other charges (Note 17)
    38,942       7,353       60,983  
                         
Operating income
    710,383       678,273       433,078  
Other income, net
    20,954       9,876       4,760  
Interest expense
    (72,285 )     (77,172 )     (96,505 )
Gain (loss) on sale of assets, net (Note 2 and 5)
    49,903       3,000       (2,601 )
Debt extinguishment costs (Note 7)
          (27,358 )     (22,585 )
                         
Income before income taxes
    708,955       586,619       316,147  
Income tax provision (Note 9)
    209,874       193,552       111,600  
                         
Net income
  $ 499,081     $ 393,067     $ 204,547  
                         
Net earnings per share (Note 14):
                       
Basic
  $ 3.32     $ 2.65     $ 1.40  
                         
Diluted
  $ 3.27     $ 2.63     $ 1.39  
                         
Shares used to compute earnings per share (Note 14):
                       
Basic
    150,250       148,032       145,942  
                         
Diluted
    152,420       149,613       147,150  
                         
 
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AVNET, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Years Ended June 28, 2008, June 30, 2007 and July 1, 2006
 
                                                 
                      Accumulated
             
          Additional
          Other
          Total
 
    Common
    Paid-In
    Retained
    Comprehensive
    Treasury
    Shareholders’
 
    Stock     Capital     Earnings     Income     Stock     Equity  
    (Thousands)  
 
Balance, July 2, 2005
    120,771       569,638       1,283,028       123,705       (109 )     2,097,033  
Net income
                204,547                   204,547  
Translation adjustments (Note 4)
                      43,251             43,251  
Minimum pension liability adjustment, net of tax of $13,059 (Notes 4, 10 and 15)
                      19,920             19,920  
                                                 
Comprehensive income (Note 4)
                                            267,718  
                                                 
Stock issued for acquisition of Memec
    24,011       394,194                         418,205  
Stock option and incentive programs, including related tax benefits of $112
    1,885       46,504                   (162 )     48,227  
                                                 
Balance at July 1, 2006
    146,667       1,010,336       1,487,575       186,876       (271 )     2,831,183  
Net income
                393,067                   393,067  
Translation adjustments (Note 4)
                      83,094             83,094  
Pension liability adjustment, net of tax of $4,181(Notes 4, 10 and 15)
                      6,539             6,539  
                                                 
Comprehensive income (Note 4)
                                            482,700  
                                                 
Stock option and incentive programs, including related tax benefits of $15,597
    3,159       83,874                   (271 )     86,762  
                                                 
Balance, June 30, 2007
    149,826     $ 1,094,210     $ 1,880,642     $ 276,509     $ (542 )   $ 3,400,645  
Net income
                499,081                   499,081  
Translation adjustments (Note 4)
                      222,551             222,551  
Pension liability adjustment, net of tax of $10,901 (Notes 4, 10 and 15)
                      (16,882 )           (16,882 )
                                                 
Comprehensive income (Note 4)
                                            704,750  
                                                 
Stock option and incentive programs, including related tax benefits of $3,840
    591       28,642                   63       29,296  
                                                 
Balance, June 28, 2008
    150,417     $ 1,122,852     $ 2,379,723     $ 482,178     $ (479 )   $ 4,134,691  
                                                 
 
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AVNET, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
 
                         
    Years Ended  
    June 28,
    June 30,
    July 1,
 
    2008     2007     2006  
    (Thousands)  
 
Cash flows from operating activities:
                       
Net income
  $ 499,081     $ 393,067     $ 204,547  
Non-cash and other reconciling items:
                       
Depreciation and amortization
    59,233       53,775       66,526  
Deferred income taxes (Note 9)
    107,148       99,604       52,169  
Stock-based compensation (Note 12)
    25,389       24,250       18,096  
(Gain) loss on sale of assets, net (Note 2 and 5)
    (49,903 )     (3,000 )     2,601  
Other, net (Note 15)
    24,192       30,745       60,374  
Changes in (net of effects from business acquisitions):
                       
Receivables
    46,100       (129,351 )     (254,691 )
Inventories
    36,453       53,678       (142,563 )
Accounts payable
    (123,348 )     262,192       99,670  
Accrued expenses and other, net
    (170,728 )     (60,321 )     (125,843 )
                         
Net cash flows provided by (used for) operating activities
    453,617       724,639       (19,114 )
                         
Cash flows from financing activities:
                       
Issuance of notes in public offerings, net of issuance costs (Note 7)
          593,169       246,483  
Repayment of notes (Note 7)
          (505,035 )     (369,965 )
(Repayment of) proceeds from bank debt, net
    (22,428 )     (122,999 )     89,511  
Payment of other debt, net (Note 7)
    (19,500 )     (780 )     (643 )
Other, net (Note 12)
    8,881       69,512       30,991  
                         
Net cash flows (used for) provided by financing activities
    (33,047 )     33,867       (3,623 )
                         
Cash flows from investing activities:
                       
Purchases of property, plant and equipment
    (89,657 )     (58,782 )     (51,803 )
Cash proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment
    12,061       2,774       4,368  
Acquisitions and investments, net of cash acquired (Note 2)
    (369,385 )     (433,231 )     (317,114 )
Cash proceeds from divestitures, net of cash divested (Note 2)
    68,601       3,445       22,779  
                         
Net cash flows used for investing activities
    (378,380 )     (485,794 )     (341,770 )
                         
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
    40,909       7,925       3,353  
                         
Cash and cash equivalents:
                       
— increase (decrease)
    83,099       280,637       (361,154 )
— at beginning of year
    557,350       276,713       637,867  
                         
— at end of year
  $ 640,449     $ 557,350     $ 276,713  
                         
Additional cash flow information (Note 15)
                       
 
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1.   Summary of significant accounting policies
 
Principles of consolidation — The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and all of its majority-owned and controlled subsidiaries. All intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated.
 
During fiscal 2007, the Company reviewed its method of recording revenue related to sales of supplier service contracts and now classifies such contracts on a net revenue basis. See Revenue Recognition in this Note 1 for further discussion.
 
Cash and cash equivalents — The Company considers all highly liquid investments with an original maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents.
 
Inventories — Inventories, comprised principally of finished goods, are stated at cost (first-in, first-out) or market, whichever is lower.
 
Investments — Investments in joint ventures and entities in which the Company has an ownership interest greater than 50% and exercises control over the venture are consolidated in the accompanying consolidated financial statements. Minority interests in the years presented, of which amounts are not material, are included in the caption “accrued expenses and other” in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets. Investments in joint ventures and entities in which the Company exercises significant influence but not control are accounted for using the equity method. The Company invests from time to time in ventures in which the Company’s ownership interest is less than 20% and over which the Company does not exercise significant influence. Such investments are accounted for under the cost method. The fair values for investments not traded on a quoted exchange are estimated based upon the historical performance of the ventures, the ventures’ forecasted financial performance and management’s evaluation of the ventures’ viability and business models. To the extent the book value of an investment exceeds its assessed fair value, the Company will record an appropriate impairment charge. Thus, the carrying value of the Company’s investments approximates fair value.
 
Depreciation and amortization — Depreciation and amortization is generally provided for by the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets. The estimated useful lives for depreciation and amortization are typically as follows: buildings — 30 years; machinery, fixtures and equipment — 2-10 years; and leasehold improvements — over the applicable remaining lease term or useful life if shorter.
 
Long-lived assets — Long-lived assets are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of the assets may not be recoverable. An impairment is recognized when the estimated undiscounted cash flows expected to result from the use of the asset and its eventual disposition is less than its carrying amount. An impairment is measured as the amount by which an asset’s net book value exceeds its estimated fair value. The Company continually evaluates the carrying value and the remaining economic useful life of all long-lived assets and will adjust the carrying value and the related depreciation and amortization period if and when appropriate.
 
Goodwill — Goodwill represents the excess of the purchase price over the fair value of net assets acquired. In accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 142 (“SFAS 142”), Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets, the Company does not amortize goodwill. Instead, annual tests for goodwill impairment are performed by applying a fair-value based test to Avnet’s reporting units, defined as each of the three regional businesses, which are the Americas, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), and Asia, within each of the Company’s operating groups. The Company conducts its periodic test for goodwill impairment annually, on the first day of the fiscal fourth quarter. A two-step process is used to evaluate goodwill for impairment. The first step is to determine if there is an indication of impairment by comparing the estimated fair value of each reporting unit to its carrying value including existing goodwill. Goodwill is considered impaired if the carrying value of a reporting unit exceeds the estimated fair value. The second step, which is performed only if there is an indication of impairment, determines the amount of the impairment by comparing the


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implied fair value of the reporting unit’s goodwill with its carrying value. To estimate fair value of each reporting unit, the Company uses a combination of present value and multiple of earnings valuation techniques. The estimated fair values could change in the future due to changes in market and business conditions that could affect the assumptions and estimates used in these valuation techniques. The Company’s annual impairment tests in fiscal 2008, 2007 and 2006 yielded no impairments to the carrying value of the Company’s goodwill.
 
Foreign currency translation — The assets and liabilities of foreign operations are translated into U.S. dollars at the exchange rates in effect at the balance sheet date, with the related translation adjustments reported as a separate component of shareholders’ equity and comprehensive income. Results of operations are translated using the average exchange rates prevailing throughout the period. Transactions denominated in currencies other than the functional currency of the Avnet business unit that is party to the transaction (primarily trade receivables and payables) are translated at exchange rates in effect at the balance sheet date or upon settlement of the transaction. Gains and losses from such translation are recorded in the consolidated statements of operations as a component of “other income, net.” In fiscal 2008, 2007 and 2006, gains or losses on foreign currency translation were not material.
 
Income taxes — The Company follows the asset and liability method of accounting for income taxes. Deferred income tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the estimated future tax impact of differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases. Deferred income tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates in effect for the year in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. Based upon historical and projected levels of taxable income and analysis of other key factors, the Company records a valuation allowance against its deferred tax assets, as deemed necessary, to state such assets at their estimated net realizable value. The effect on deferred income tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in earnings in the period in which the new rate is enacted.
 
The Company establishes reserves for potentially unfavorable outcomes of positions taken on certain tax matters. These reserves are based on management’s assessment of whether a tax benefit is more likely than not to be sustained upon examination by tax authorities. There may be differences between the anticipated and actual outcomes of these matters that may result in reversals of reserves or additional tax liabilities in excess of the reserved amounts. To the extent such adjustments are warranted, the Company’s effective tax rate may potentially fluctuate as a result.
 
No provision for U.S. income taxes has been made for approximately $1,218,357,000 of cumulative unremitted earnings of foreign subsidiaries at June 28, 2008 because those earnings are expected to be permanently reinvested outside the U.S. A hypothetical calculation of the deferred tax liability, assuming that earnings were remitted, is not practicable.
 
Self-insurance — The Company is primarily self-insured for workers’ compensation, medical, and general, product and automobile liability costs; however, the Company also has a stop-loss insurance policy in place to limit the Company’s exposure to individual and aggregate claims made. Liabilities for these programs are estimated based upon outstanding claims and claims estimated to have been incurred but not yet reported based upon historical loss experience. These estimates are subject to variability due to changes in trends of losses for outstanding claims and incurred but not recorded claims, including external factors such as future inflation rates, benefit level changes and claim settlement patterns.
 
Revenue recognition — Revenue from product sales is recognized in accordance with Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 104 (“SAB 104”), Revenue Recognition. Under SAB 104, revenue from product sales is recognized when persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, delivery has occurred or services have been rendered, the sales price is fixed or determinable and collectibility is reasonably assured. Generally, these criteria are met upon shipment to customers. Most of the Company’s product sales come from product Avnet purchases from a supplier and holds in inventory. A portion of the Company’s sales are shipments of product directly from its suppliers to its customers. In such circumstances, Avnet negotiates the price with the customer, pays the supplier directly for the product shipped and bears credit risk of collecting payment from its


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customers. Furthermore, in such drop-shipment arrangements, Avnet bears responsibility for accepting returns of product from the customer even if Avnet, in turn, has a right to return the product to the original supplier if the product is defective. Under these terms, the Company serves as the principal with the customer, as defined under SAB 104 and Emerging Issues Task Force Issue No. 99-19 (“EITF 99-19”), Reporting Revenue Gross as a Principal versus Net as an Agent, and therefore recognizes the sale and cost of sale of the product upon receiving notification from the supplier that the product has shipped.
 
In addition, the Company has more limited contractual relationships with certain of its customers and suppliers whereby Avnet assumes an agency relationship in the transaction as defined by EITF 99-19. In such arrangements, the Company recognizes the fee associated with serving as an agent in sales with no associated cost of sales.
 
During the third quarter of fiscal 2007, in conjunction with the acquisition of Access (see Note 2) and reflecting recent industry trends, the Company reviewed its method of recording revenue related to the sales of supplier service contracts and determined that such sales were to be classified on a net revenue basis rather than on a gross basis beginning the third quarter of fiscal 2007. Although this change reduced sales and cost of sales for the Technology Solutions (“TS”) operating group and on a consolidated basis, it had no impact on operating income, net income, cash flow or the balance sheet. The impact of this change on prior periods is that sales and cost of sales would have been reduced by $214,417,000, or 2.8%, for the first half of fiscal 2007 which is the period in fiscal 2007 before the change was effective, and by $387,326,000, or 2.7%, for fiscal 2006.
 
Revenues from maintenance contracts are recognized ratably over the life of the contracts, ranging from one to three years.
 
Revenues are recorded net of discounts, rebates and estimated returns. Provisions are made for discounts and rebates, which are primarily volume-based, and are based on historical trends and anticipated customer buying patterns. Provisions for returns are estimated based on historical sales returns, credit memo analysis and other known factors.
 
Comprehensive income — Comprehensive income represents net income for the year adjusted for changes in shareholders’ equity from non-shareholder sources. Accumulated comprehensive income items typically include currency translation and the impact of the Company’s pension liability adjustment, net of tax (see Note 4).
 
Stock-based compensation — Beginning in fiscal 2006, the Company adopted Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123 (Revised 2004), Share-based Payment (“SFAS 123R”), which revised SFAS No. 123, Accounting for Stock-based Compensation and supersedes Accounting Principles Board Opinion No. 25 (“APB 25”), Accounting for Stock Issued to Employees. SFAS 123R requires all share-based payments, including grants of employee stock options, be measured at fair value and expensed in the consolidated statement of operations over the service period (see Note 12). Prior to fiscal 2006, the Company accounted for its stock-based compensation plans using the intrinsic value method initially prescribed by APB 25. In applying APB 25, no expense was recognized upon grant of stock options under the Company’s various stock option plans, except in the rare circumstances where the exercise price was less than the fair market value on the grant date, nor was expense recognized in connection with shares purchased by employees under the Employee Stock Purchase Plan (see Note 12).
 
Concentration of credit risk — Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to a concentration of credit risk principally consist of cash and cash equivalents and trade accounts receivable. The Company invests its excess cash primarily in overnight Eurodollar time deposits and institutional money market funds with quality financial institutions. The Company sells electronic components and computer products primarily to original equipment and contract manufacturers, including the military and military contractors, throughout the world. To reduce credit risk, management performs ongoing credit evaluations of its customers’ financial condition and, in some instances, has obtained insurance coverage to reduce such risk. The Company maintains reserves for potential credit losses, but has not experienced any material losses related to individual customers or groups of customers in any particular industry or geographic area.


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Fair value of financial instruments — The carrying amounts of the Company’s financial instruments, including cash and cash equivalents, receivables and accounts payable approximate their fair values at June 28, 2008 due to the short-term nature of these instruments. See Note 7 for further discussion of the fair value of the Company’s fixed rate long-term debt instruments and see Investments in this Note 1 for further discussion of the fair value of the Company’s investments in unconsolidated entities.
 
Accounts receivable securitization — The Company has an accounts receivable securitization program whereby the Company may sell receivables in securitization transactions and retain a subordinated interest and servicing rights to those receivables. The Company accounts for the program under the FASB’s Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 140 (“SFAS 140”), Accounting for Transfers and Servicing of Financial Assets and Extinguishment of Liabilities. The securitization program is accounted for as an on-balance sheet financing through the securitization of accounts receivable (see Note 3). The gain or loss on sales of receivables is determined at the date of transfer based upon the relative fair value of the assets sold and the interests retained. The Company estimates fair value based on the present value of future expected cash flows using management’s best estimates of the key assumptions, including collection period and discount rates.
 
Derivative financial instruments — The Company accounts for derivative financial instruments in accordance with the FASB’s Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 133 (“SFAS 133”), Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities, as amended by Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 138, Accounting for Certain Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities and Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 149, Amendment of Statement 133 on Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities.
 
Many of the Company’s subsidiaries, on occasion, purchase and sell products in currencies other than their functional currencies. This subjects the Company to the risks associated with fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates. The Company reduces this risk by utilizing natural hedging (offsetting receivables and payables) as well as by creating offsetting positions through the use of derivative financial instruments, primarily forward foreign exchange contracts with maturities of less than sixty days. The Company adjusts all foreign denominated balances and any outstanding foreign exchange contracts to fair market value through the consolidated statements of operations. Therefore, the market risk related to the foreign exchange contracts is offset by the changes in valuation of the underlying items being hedged. The asset or liability representing the fair value of foreign exchange contracts is classified in the captions “other current assets” or “accrued expenses and other,” as applicable, in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets.
 
The Company has, from time to time, entered into hedge transactions that convert certain fixed rate debt to variable rate debt. To the extent the Company enters into such hedge transactions, those fair value hedges and the hedged debt are adjusted to current market values through interest expense in accordance with SFAS 133, as amended.
 
The Company generally does not hedge its investment in its foreign operations. The Company does not enter into derivative financial instruments for trading or speculative purposes and monitors the financial stability and credit standing of its counterparties.
 
Fiscal year — The Company operates on a “52/53 week” fiscal year, which ends on the Saturday closest to June 30th. Fiscal 2008, 2007 and 2006 all contained 52 weeks. Unless otherwise noted, all references to “fiscal 2008” or any other “year” shall mean the Company’s fiscal year.
 
Management estimates — The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect certain reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.


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Recent accounting pronouncements — In May 2008, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued FSP Accounting Principles Board 14-1 Accounting for Convertible Debt Instruments That May Be Settled in Cash upon Conversion (Including Partial Cash Settlement) (“FSP APB 14-1”). FSP APB 14-1 requires the issuer of certain convertible debt instruments that may be settled in cash (or other assets) on conversion to separately account for the liability (debt) and equity (conversion option) components of the instrument in a manner that reflects the issuer’s non-convertible debt borrowing rate. FSP APB 14-1 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2008 on a retrospective basis, as such, will be effective beginning in the Company’s fiscal year 2010. The Company is evaluating the potential impact on its consolidated financial statements.
 
In March 2008, the FASB issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (“SFAS”) No. 161 Disclosures about Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities — an amendment of FASB Statement No. 133 (“SFAS 161”). SFAS 161 requires enhanced disclosures about the objectives of derivative instruments and hedging activities, the method of accounting for such instruments under SFAS 133 and its related interpretations, and a tabular disclosure of the effects of such instruments and related hedged items on an entity’s financial position, financial performance and cash flows. SFAS 161 is effective for fiscal years beginning after November 15, 2008, as such, will be effective beginning in the Company’s fiscal year 2010. The Company is evaluating the disclosure requirements of SFAS 161; however, the adoption of SFAS 161 is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
 
In December 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 141 (revised 2007) Business Combinations (“SFAS 141R”). SFAS 141R establishes the requirements for how an acquirer recognizes and measures the identifiable assets acquired, the liabilities assumed, any non-controlling interest in the acquiree and the goodwill acquired. SFAS 141R requires acquisition costs be expensed instead of capitalized as is required currently under SFAS 141 and also establishes disclosure requirements for business combinations. SFAS 141R applies to business combinations for which the acquisition date is on or after fiscal years beginning on or after December 15, 2008, as such, SFAS 141R is effective beginning in the Company’s fiscal year 2010. Although the Company is still evaluating the potential impact on its consolidated financial statements upon adoption of SFAS 141R, it does expect that, based upon the Company’s level of acquisition activity, there may be an impact to its consolidated statement of operations.
 
In December 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 160 Non-controlling Interests in Consolidated Financial Statements — an amendment to ARB No. 51 (“SFAS 160”). SFAS 160 will change the accounting and reporting for minority interests, which will now be termed “non-controlling interests.” SFAS 160 requires non-controlling interests to be presented as a separate component of equity and requires the amount of net income attributable to the parent and to the non-controlling interest to be separately identified on the consolidated statement of operations. SFAS 160 is effective for fiscal years beginning on or after December 15, 2008, as such, will be effective beginning in the Company’s fiscal year 2010. The adoption of SFAS 160 is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
 
In September 2006, the FASB issued SFAS No. 157, Fair Value Measurements (“SFAS 157”), which defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value in generally accepted accounting principles, and expands disclosures about fair value measurements. SFAS 157 does not require any new fair value measurements, but provides guidance on how to measure fair value by providing a fair value hierarchy used to classify the source of the information. In February 2008, the FASB issued FASB Staff Position 157-1, Application of FASB Statement No. 157 to FASB Statement No. 13 and Other Accounting Pronouncements That Address Fair Value Measurements for Purposes of Lease Classification or Measurement under Statement 13. (“FSP 157-1”). FSP 157-1 amends SFAS 157 to exclude leasing transactions accounted for under SFAS 13 and related guidance from the scope of SFAS 157. In February 2008, the FASB issued FASB Staff Position 157-2 (“FSP 175-2”), Effective Date of FASB Statement 157, which delays the effective date of SFAS 157 for all non-financial assets and non-financial liabilities, except for items that are recognized or disclosed as fair value in the financial statements on a recurring basis (at least annually). SFAS 157 is effective for fiscal year 2009, however, FSP 157-2 delays the effective date for certain items


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to fiscal year 2010. The Company is evaluating the potential impact on its consolidated financial statements upon adoption of SFAS 157.
 
In July 2006, the FASB issued Interpretation No. 48 (“FIN 48”), Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes — an interpretation of FASB Statement No. 109 (“SFAS 109”). FIN 48 clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized in an entity’s financial statements in accordance with SFAS 109 and prescribes that a company should use a more-likely-than-not recognition threshold based on the technical merits of the tax position taken or expected to be taken. Tax positions that meet the more-likely-than-not recognition threshold should be measured in order to determine the tax benefit to be recognized in the financial statements. Additionally, FIN 48 provides guidance on derecognition, classification, interest and penalties, accounting in interim periods, disclosure and transition and was effective beginning the first quarter of fiscal 2008. The adoption of FIN 48 did not result in a cumulative adjustment to retained earnings (see Note 9).
 
In March 2006, the FASB issued SFAS No. 156, Accounting for Servicing of Financial Assets — an Amendment of FASB Statement No. 140” (“SFAS 156”). SFAS 156 provides guidance on the accounting for servicing assets and liabilities when an entity undertakes an obligation to service a financial asset by entering into a servicing contract. This statement was effective for all transactions at the beginning of fiscal 2008. The adoption of SFAS 156 did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial condition or results of operations.
 
In February 2006, the FASB issued SFAS No. 155, Accounting for Certain Hybrid Financial Instruments — an Amendment of FASB Statements No. 133 and 140 (“SFAS 155”). SFAS 155 allows financial instruments that contain an embedded derivative and that otherwise would require bifurcation to be accounted for as a whole on a fair value basis, at the holders’ election. SFAS 155 also clarifies and amends certain other provisions of SFAS 133 and SFAS 140. SFAS 155 was effective beginning fiscal 2008. The adoption of SFAS 155 did not have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
 
2.   Acquisitions, divestitures and investments
 
Fiscal 2009
 
Subsequent to fiscal 2008 year end, the Company completed its acquisition of Horizon Technology Group plc in an all cash offer for €1.18 per share, or approximately $160.5 million. Horizon is a leading technical integrator and distributor of information technology products in the UK and Ireland with sales of approximately $400 million in calendar year 2007. The acquired business will be reported as part of the TS EMEA reporting unit. The Company also made two smaller acquisitions in July 2008, Source Electronics Corporation with annualized revenue of approximately $82 million which will be reported as part of the Electronics Marketing (“EM”) Americas reporting unit and Ontrack Solutions Pvt. Ltd. with annualized revenue of approximately $13 million which will be reported as part of the TS Asia reporting unit.
 
Fiscal 2008
 
On March 31, 2008 (the beginning of the fiscal fourth quarter), the Company acquired UK-based Azzurri Technology Ltd., a design-in distributor of semiconductor and embedded systems products with annual revenues of approximately $100 million. The acquisition is reported as part of the EM EMEA reporting unit.
 
On December 31, 2007 (the beginning of the fiscal third quarter), the Company acquired YEL Electronics Hong Kong Ltd., a distributor of interconnect, passive and electromechanical components in Asia. The acquired business with annual revenues of approximately $200 million is reported as part of the EM Asia reporting unit.
 
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and electronic document management products and services, with operations in six European countries and annual revenues of approximately $200 million. Acal is reported as part of the TS EMEA reporting unit.
 
On October 8, 2007, the Company completed its acquisition of the European Enterprise Infrastructure division of value-added distributor Magirus Group. The division acquired is a distributor of servers, storage systems, software and services of IBM and Hewlett-Packard to resellers in seven European countries and Dubai with annual revenues of approximately $500 million. The acquisition is reported as part of the TS EMEA reporting unit.
 
In addition to the acquisitions mentioned above, the Company also acquired several smaller businesses during fiscal 2008 as follows:
 
                                 
    Operating
          Approximate
       
Acquired Business
  Group     Region     Annual Revenue     Acquisition Date  
 
Flint Distribution Ltd. 
    EM       EMEA     $ 40 million       July 2007  
Betronik GmbH
    EM       EMEA     $ 40 million       October 2007  
ChannelWorx
    TS       Asia/Pac     $ 30 million       October 2007  
 
During fiscal 2008, the Company sold its equity investment in Calence LLC and received proceeds of approximately $65,601,000 which resulted in a gain on sale of assets of $42,426,000 pre-tax, $25,924,000 after tax and $0.17 per share on a diluted basis. In addition, the Company recorded a gain on sale of assets of $3,000,000 pre-tax, $1,843,000 after tax and $0.01 per share on a diluted basis in connection with the receipt of the second and last installment of contingent purchase price proceeds related to the fiscal 2006 sale of a TS business in the Americas.
 
Fiscal 2007
 
During the third quarter of fiscal 2007, the Company recorded a gain on the sale of assets in the amount of $3,000,000 pre-tax, $1,814,000 after tax and $0.01 per share on a diluted basis related to the receipt of contingent purchase price proceeds from the fiscal 2006 sale of a TS business in the Americas.
 
On December 31, 2006, the first day of Avnet’s third quarter of fiscal 2007, the Company completed the acquisition of Access Distribution (“Access”), a leading value-added distributor of complex computing solutions, which had sales of approximately $1.90 billion in calendar year 2006. The purchase price of $437,554,000 was funded primarily with debt plus cash on hand and is subject to adjustment based upon the audited closing net book value which has not been completed. As a result, the purchase price includes an estimate of the amount due to seller based on the unaudited closing net book value. The Access business is reported as part of the TS Americas and EMEA operations.
 
Allocation of Access purchase price
 
The Access acquisition is accounted for as a purchase business combination. Assets acquired and liabilities assumed are recorded in the accompanying consolidated balance sheet at their estimated fair values as of December 31, 2006. The allocation of purchase price to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the date of acquisition is presented in the following table. This allocation is based upon valuations using management’s estimates and assumptions. Management has evaluated the fair value of assets and liabilities acquired; however, the Company has not received the audited closing balance sheet upon which, pursuant to the purchase agreement, the final purchase price is to be based. As a result of this unusual circumstance, the Company will record the final purchase price outside the typical one year purchase price allocation period.
 
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value of certain Access information technology assets and other fixed assets that were not utilized in the combined business, and (5) other adjustments to record the acquired assets and liabilities at fair value in accordance with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 141, Business Combinations.
 
During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007, the Company completed its valuation of the identifiable intangible assets that resulted from the Access acquisition. The Company allocated $32,800,000 of purchase price to customer relationship intangible assets which management estimates to have a life of ten years (see Note 6).
 
Approximately $74,862,000 of the goodwill generated by the Access acquisition is deductible for tax purposes.
 
         
    December 31,
 
    2006  
    (Thousands)  
 
Current assets
  $ 652,660  
Property, plant and equipment
    5,209  
Goodwill
    87,722  
Amortizable intangible asset
    32,800  
Other assets
    438  
         
Total assets acquired
    778,829  
Current liabilities
    341,275  
         
Net assets acquired (gross purchase price)
  $ 437,554  
Less: cash acquired
    (9,861 )
         
Purchase price, net of cash acquired
  $ 427,693  
         
 
The integration of Access into the Americas and EMEA regions of the TS operations was complete as of the end of fiscal 2007, at which time, management estimated it had achieved its targeted annualized operating expense synergies. The Access acquisition provided a portfolio of technology products that was complementary to Avnet’s existing offerings. The combination of these factors was the rationale for the excess of purchase price paid over the value of assets and liabilities acquired.
 
Access acquisition-related exit activity accounted for in purchase accounting
 
As a result of the acquisition of Access, the Company established and approved plans to integrate the acquired operations into the Americas and EMEA regions of the Company’s TS operations, for which the Company recorded $5.0 million in exit-related purchase accounting adjustments during fiscal 2007. These exit-related liabilities consisted of severance for workforce reductions, non-cancelable lease commitments and lease termination charges for leased facilities, and other contract termination costs associated with the exit activities.
 
The following table summarizes the Access exit-related acquisition reserves that have been established through purchase accounting and related activity that occurred during fiscal 2008:
 
                                 
    Severance
    Facility Exit
             
    Reserves     Reserves     Other     Total  
    (Thousands)  
 
Balance at June 30, 2007
  $ 2,423     $ 1,809     $ 112     $ 4,344  
Amounts utilized
    (3,303 )     (116 )     (115 )     (3,534 )
Adjustments
    808                   808  
Other, principally foreign currency translation
    89       227       3       319  
                                 
Balance at June 28, 2008
  $ 17     $ 1,920     $     $ 1,937  
                                 


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Total amounts utilized for exit-related activities during fiscal 2008 consisted of $3,534,000 in cash payments. The Company also recognized an additional $808,000 in severance which was recorded within the one year purchase price allocation period. As of June 28, 2008, the majority of the severance reserves have been utilized and management expects the majority of the facility exit costs to be utilized by fiscal 2013.
 
The exit-related purchase accounting reserves established for severance related to the reduction of 99 Access personnel in the Americas and EMEA regions, and consisted primarily of administrative, finance and certain operational functions. These reductions were based on management’s assessment of redundant Access positions compared with existing Avnet positions. The costs presented in the “Facility Exit Reserves” column of the preceding table consisted of estimated future payments for non-cancelable leases and early lease termination costs for two facilities, one in the Americas and one in EMEA. The costs presented in the “Other” column of the preceding table included early termination costs for contracts that had no future benefit to the on-going combined business.
 
Unaudited pro forma results
 
Unaudited pro forma financial information is presented below as if the acquisition of Access occurred at the beginning of fiscal 2006. The pro forma information presented below does not purport to present what the actual results would have been had the acquisition in fact occurred at the beginning of fiscal 2006, nor does the information project results for any future period. Further, the pro forma results exclude any benefits that may result from the acquisition due to synergies that were derived from the elimination of any duplicative costs.
 
                 
    Pro Forma Results  
    Fiscal 2007     Fiscal 2006  
    (Thousands, except per share data)  
 
Pro forma sales
  $ 16,603,628     $ 16,108,931  
Pro forma operating income
    714,890       501,292  
Pro forma net income
    406,881       232,917  
Pro forma diluted earnings per share
  $ 2.72     $ 1.58  
 
Combined results for Avnet and Access were adjusted for the following in order to create the unaudited pro forma results in the table above:
 
  •  $2,598,000 pre-tax, $1,741,000 after tax and $0.01 per diluted share, and $6,163,000 pre-tax, $3,987,000 after tax and $0.03 per diluted share for fiscal 2007 and 2006, respectively, for amortization expense relating to intangible assets written off upon acquisition.
 
  •  $10,429,000 pre-tax, $6,988,000 after tax and $0.05 per diluted share, and $20,858,000 pre-tax, $13,495,000 after tax and $0.09 per diluted share, for fiscal 2007 and 2006, respectively, for interest expense relating to borrowings used to fund the acquisition. For the pro forma results presented above, the borrowings were assumed to be outstanding for the entire periods presented above.
 
Fiscal 2006
 
Memec Acquisition
 
On July 5, 2005, the Company acquired Memec Group Holdings Limited (“Memec”), a global distributor that marketed and sold a portfolio of semiconductor devices from industry-leading suppliers in addition to providing customers with engineering expertise and design services. Memec was fully integrated into the Electronics Marketing group of Avnet as of the end of fiscal 2006. The consideration for the Memec acquisition consisted of stock and cash valued at approximately $506,882,000 including transaction costs, plus the assumption of $239,960,000 of Memec’s net debt (debt less cash acquired). All but $27,343,000 of this acquired net debt was repaid upon the closing of the acquisition. Under the terms of the purchase, Memec investors received


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24,011,000 shares of Avnet common stock plus $63,957,000 of cash. The shares of Avnet common stock were valued at $17.42 per share, which represents the five-day average stock price beginning two days before the acquisition announcement on April 26, 2005.
 
As a result of the acquisition and subsequent integration of Memec, the Company recorded certain exit-related liabilities during the purchase price allocation period which closed at the end of fiscal 2006. These exit-related liabilities consisted of severance for workforce reductions, non-cancelable lease commitments and lease termination charges for leased facilities, and other contract termination costs associated with the exit activities.
 
The following table summarizes the utilization of reserves during fiscal 2008 related to exit activities established through purchase accounting in connection with the acquisition of Memec:
 
                                 
    Severance
    Facility Exit
             
    Reserves     Reserves     Other     Total  
    (Thousands)  
 
Balance at June 30, 2007
  $ 423     $ 12,009     $ 2,009     $ 14,441  
Amounts utilized
    (44 )     (3,884 )           (3,928 )
Adjustments
          (302 )           (302 )
Other, principally foreign currency translation
    56       34             90  
                                 
Balance at June 28, 2008
  $ 435     $ 7,857     $ 2,009     $ 10,301  
                                 
 
Total amounts utilized for exit-related activities during fiscal 2008 consisted of $3,928,000 in cash payments and $302,000 in lease reserves deemed excessive and therefore reversed through goodwill during fiscal 2008. Cash payments for severance are expected to be substantially paid out by the end of fiscal 2009, whereas reserves for other contractual commitments, particularly for certain lease commitments, will extend into fiscal 2013.
 
During the third quarter of fiscal 2006, the Company completed the divestiture of two end-user business lines in its TS Americas business. In January 2006, the Company sold its TS Americas end-user enterprise server and storage business line to a value-added reseller for net proceeds of $11,190,000. This business line sold various products and services directly to end-users. The Company concurrently executed an exclusive distribution agreement whereby the acquiring company is to procure certain enterprise computer products under customary terms from Avnet for a five-year contract period.
 
In February 2006, the Company contributed cash and certain operating assets and liabilities of its TS Americas end-user network solutions business line into a joint venture with Calence Inc. in exchange for an investment interest in the joint venture, called Calence LLC. This business line provided network and related products and services directly to customers and generated annual revenues of less than $200 million for Avnet. Avnet’s initial equity investment in Calence LLC of $18,799,000 (consisting of $13,948,000 in cash paid and $4,851,000 of net assets contributed) was accounted for under the equity method, with this investment included in “other long-term assets” on the accompanying consolidated balance sheet. As previously discussed in this Note 2, the Company sold its investment in Calence LLC in fiscal 2008 which generated a pre-tax gain of $42,426,000.
 
In April 2006, the Company sold the net assets of two small, non-core EM specialty businesses in EMEA and retained a 16% investment in one of the businesses following the sale. Net proceeds received from the sale of these two businesses were $11,589,000.
 
As a result of these divestitures, the Company recorded a net pre-tax loss of $2,601,000 during fiscal 2006.
 
3.   Accounts receivable securitization
 
The Company has an accounts receivable securitization program (the “Program”) with a group of financial institutions that allows the Company to sell, on a revolving basis, an undivided interest of up to $450,000,000 in eligible U.S. receivables while retaining a subordinated interest in a portion of the receivables. Financing under the


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Program does not qualify as off-balance sheet financing. As a result, the receivables and related debt obligation remain on the Company’s consolidated balance sheet as amounts are drawn on the Program. The Company continues servicing the sold receivables and charges the third party conduits a monthly servicing fee at market rates; accordingly, no servicing asset or liability has been recorded. The Program had a one year term expiring at the end of August 2008 which the Company has renewed for another year on comparable terms. There were no amounts outstanding under the Program as of June 28, 2008 or June 30, 2007.
 
Expenses associated with the Program consisted of program, facility and professional fees of $1,709,000, $1,890,000 and $1,678,000, for fiscal 2008, 2007 and 2006, respectively. Costs associated with the Program were recorded in selling, general and administrative expenses in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations. To the extent there have been drawings under the Program, the Company has historically measured the fair value of its retained interests at the time of a securitization using a present value model incorporating two key assumptions: (1) a weighted average life of trade accounts receivable of 45 days and (2) a discount rate of 6.75% per annum.
 
4.   Comprehensive income
 
The following table illustrates the accumulated balances of comprehensive income items at June 28, 2008, June 30, 2007 and July 1, 2006:
 
                         
    June 28,
    June 30,
    July 1,
 
    2008     2007     2006  
    (Thousands)  
 
Accumulated translation adjustments, net
  $ 528,749     $ 306,198     $ 223,104  
Accumulated pension liability adjustments, net of income taxes
    (46,571 )     (29,689 )     (36,228 )
                         
Total
  $ 482,178     $ 276,509     $ 186,876  
                         
 
5.   Property, plant and equipment, net
 
Property, plant and equipment are recorded at cost and consist of the following:
 
                 
    June 28,
    June 30,
 
    2008     2007  
    (Thousands)  
 
Land
  $ 5,488     $ 5,118  
Buildings
    90,728       87,323  
Machinery, fixtures and equipment
    611,956       519,256  
Leasehold improvements
    57,737       44,461  
                 
      765,909       656,158  
Less — accumulated depreciation and amortization
    (538,722 )     (476,625 )
                 
    $ 227,187     $ 179,533  
                 
 
Depreciation and amortization expense related to property, plant and equipment was $49,171,000, $43,734,000 and $55,053,000 in fiscal 2008, 2007 and 2006, respectively.
 
During fiscal 2008, the Company sold a building in the EMEA region and recorded a gain of $4,477,000 pre- and after tax and $0.03 per share on a diluted basis. Due to local tax allowances, the sale of the building was not taxable.


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6.   Goodwill and intangible assets
 
The following table presents the carrying amount of goodwill, by reportable segment, for the periods presented:
 
                         
    Electronics
    Technology
       
    Marketing     Solutions     Total  
 
Carrying value at June 30, 2007
  $ 1,039,209     $ 363,261     $ 1,402,470  
Additions
    117,720       208,065       325,785  
Adjustments
    (16,915 )     (5,081 )     (21,996 )
Foreign currency translations
    1,778       20,867       22,645  
                         
Carrying value at June 28, 2008
  $ 1,141,792     $ 587,112     $ 1,728,904  
                         
 
The addition to goodwill in EM related primarily to the acquisition of YEL Electronics Hong Kong, Ltd., Azzurri Technology Ltd. and two small businesses acquired during fiscal 2008 (see Note 2). The adjustment to goodwill in EM related to Memec deferred tax valuation adjustments. The addition to goodwill in TS related primarily to the acquisition of Acal plc Ltd.’s IT Solutions division and the European Enterprise Infrastructure division of the Magirus Group (see Note 2) as well as two smaller acquisitions completed during fiscal 2008. The adjustments to TS goodwill related to adjustments to certain Access acquired net assets which were recorded within the one year purchase price allocation period.
 
As of June 28, 2008, the Company had a carrying value of $43,700,000 in customer relationship intangible assets included in “other assets” on the consolidated balance sheet, and consisted of $55,400,000 in original cost value and accumulated amortization of $11,700,000, which are being amortized over ten years. Intangible asset amortization expense was $6,767,000, $5,800,000 and $4,160,000 for fiscal 2008, 2007 and 2006, respectively. Fiscal 2008 amortization expense included $1,227,000 recorded for estimated amortization of intangible assets related to certain acquisitions for which the valuations of intangible assets have not yet been completed. Amortization expense for the next five years for intangible assets identified for acquisitions completed to date is expected to be approximately $6,000,000 each year.
 
7.   External financing
 
Short-term debt consists of the following:
 
                 
    June 28,
    June 30,
 
    2008     2007  
    (Thousands)  
 
Bank credit facilities
  $ 32,649     $ 51,534  
Other debt due within one year
    11,155       1,833  
                 
Short-term debt
  $ 43,804     $ 53,367  
                 
 
Bank credit facilities consist of various committed and uncommitted lines of credit with financial institutions utilized primarily to support the working capital requirements of foreign operations. The weighted average interest rate on the bank credit facilities was 1.5% at the end of fiscal 2008 and 2007.
 
The Company has an accounts receivable securitization program (the “Program”) with a group of financial institutions that allows the Company to sell, on a revolving basis, an undivided interest of up to $450,000,000 in eligible receivables while retaining a subordinated interest in a portion of the receivables. The Program does not qualify for sale treatment, as a result, any borrowings under the Program are recorded as debt on the consolidated balance sheet. The Program has a one year term that expires in August 2008, which has been renewed on comparable terms for another year. There were no amounts outstanding under the Program at June 28, 2008 or June 30, 2007.


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Long-term debt consists of the following:
 
                 
    June 28,
    June 30,
 
    2008     2007  
    (Thousands)  
 
5.875% Notes due March 15, 2014
  $ 300,000     $ 300,000  
6.00% Notes due September 1, 2015
    250,000       250,000  
6.625% Notes due September 15, 2016
    300,000       300,000  
2% Convertible Senior Debentures due March 15, 2034
    300,000       300,000  
Other long-term debt
    34,207       9,073  
                 
Subtotal
    1,184,207       1,159,073  
Discount on notes
    (2,709 )     (3,083 )
                 
Long-term debt
  $ 1,181,498     $ 1,155,990  
                 
 
During the first quarter of fiscal 2008, the Company entered into a five-year $500,000,000 unsecured revolving credit facility (the “Credit Agreement”) with a syndicate of banks which expires in September 2012. In connection with the Credit Agreement, the Company terminated its existing unsecured $500,000,000 credit facility (the “2005 Credit Facility”) which was to expire in October 2010. Under the Credit Agreement, the Company may select from various interest rate options, currencies and maturities. The Credit Agreement contains certain covenants, all of which the Company was in compliance with as of June 28, 2008. As of the end of fiscal 2008, there were $19,689,000 in borrowings outstanding under the Credit Agreement included in “other long-term debt” in the preceding table. In addition, there were $24,264,000 in letters of credit issued under the Credit Agreement which represent a utilization of the Credit Agreement capacity but are not recorded in the consolidated balance sheet as the letters of credit are not debt. At June 30, 2007, there were no borrowings outstanding under the 2005 Credit Facility and $21,152,000 in letters of credit were issued under the 2005 Credit Facility.
 
During March 2007, the Company issued $300,000,000 of 5.875% Notes due March 15, 2014. The proceeds from the offering, net of discount and underwriting fees, were $297,084,000, and were used to repay amounts outstanding under the 2005 Credit Facility and the Program. The borrowings under the 2005 Credit Facility and the Program were used to fund the acquisition of Access in fiscal 2007.
 
During October 2006, the Company redeemed all of its 93/4% Notes due February 15, 2008 (the “93/4% Notes”), of which $361,360,000 was outstanding. The Company used the net proceeds amounting to $296,085,000 from the issuance in September 2006 of $300,000,000 principal amount of 6.625% Notes due September 15, 2016, plus available liquidity, to repurchase the 93/4% Notes. In connection with the repurchase, the Company terminated two interest rate swaps with a total notional amount of $200,000,000 that hedged a portion of the 93/4% Notes. Debt extinguishment costs incurred in fiscal 2007 as a result of the redemption totaled $27,358,000 pre-tax, $16,538,000 after tax, or $0.11 per share on a diluted basis, and consisted of $20,322,000 for a make-whole redemption premium, $4,939,000 associated with the two interest rate swap terminations, and $2,097,000 to write-off certain deferred financing costs.
 
During November 2006, the Company repaid the remaining $143,675,000 of the 8.00% Notes due November 15, 2006 (the “8.00% Notes”) on the maturity date.
 
In August 2005, the Company issued $250,000,000 of 6.00% Notes due September 1, 2015. The proceeds from the offering, net of discount and underwriting fees, were $246,483,000. The Company used these proceeds, plus cash and cash equivalents, to fund the tender and repurchase of $254,095,000 of the $400,000,000 8.00% Notes due November 15, 2006 during the first quarter of fiscal 2006. As a result of the tender and repurchases, the Company incurred debt extinguishment costs in the first quarter of fiscal 2006 of $11,665,000 pre-tax, $7,052,000 after tax, or $0.05 per share on a diluted basis, relating primarily to premiums and other transaction costs. During the second quarter of fiscal 2006, the Company repurchased an additional $2,230,000 of the 8.00% Notes.


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In June 2006, the Company repurchased $113,640,000 of the $475,000,000 of 93/4% Notes and, in connection with this repurchase, the Company terminated one of the interest rate swaps with a notional amount of $100,000,000 that hedged a portion of the 93/4% Notes. The termination of this swap and repurchase of the related hedged notes resulted in debt extinguishment costs of $10,919,000 pre-tax, $6,601,000 after tax and $0.04 per share on a diluted basis. As a result of the tender and total repurchases in fiscal 2006 and the termination of interest rate swaps, as previously discussed, the Company incurred total debt extinguishment costs of $22,585,000 pre-tax, $13,653,000 after tax and $0.09 per share on a diluted basis, relating primarily to premiums and other transaction costs.
 
The $300,000,000 2% Convertible Senior Debentures due March 15, 2034 (the “Debentures”) are convertible into Avnet common stock at a rate of 29.5516 shares of common stock per $1,000 principal amount of Debentures. The Debentures are only convertible under certain circumstances, including if: (i) the closing price of the Company’s common stock reaches $45.68 per share (subject to adjustment in certain circumstances) for a specified period of time; (ii) the average trading price of the Debentures falls below a certain percentage of the conversion value per Debenture for a specified period of time; (iii) the Company calls the Debentures for redemption; or (iv) certain corporate transactions, as defined, occur. The Company may redeem some or all of the Debentures for cash any time on or after March 20, 2009 at the Debentures’ full principal amount plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any. Holders of the Debentures may require the Company to purchase, in cash, all or a portion of the Debentures on March 15, 2009, 2014, 2019, 2024 and 2029, or upon a fundamental change, as defined, at the Debentures’ full principal amount plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any. In December 2004, the Company made an irrevocable election to satisfy the principal portion of the Debentures in cash and settle the remaining obligation with shares of common stock if and when the Debentures are converted.
 
Aggregate debt maturities for fiscal 2009 through 2013 and thereafter are as follows (in thousands):
 
         
2009
  $ 43,804  
2010
    8,204  
2011
    2,092  
2012
    1,290  
2013
    20,952  
Thereafter
    1,151,669  
         
Subtotal
    1,228,011  
Discount on notes
    (2,709 )
         
Total debt
  $ 1,225,302  
         
 
At June 28, 2008, the fair value, generally based upon quoted market prices, of the 5.875% Notes due 2014 was $289,485,000, the fair value of the 6.00% Notes due 2015 was $245,298,000, the fair value of the 6.625% Notes due 2016 was $294,231,000 and the fair value of the 2% Convertible Senior Debentures due 2034 was $299,813,000.
 
8.   Accrued expenses and other
 
Accrued expenses and other consist of the following:
 
                 
    June 28,
    June 30,
 
    2008     2007  
    (Thousands)  
 
Payroll, commissions and related accruals
  $ 188,995     $ 181,483  
Income taxes (Note 9)
    83,864       157,750  
Other
    169,686       156,368  
                 
    $ 442,545     $ 495,601  
                 


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9.   Income taxes
 
The Company adopted the provisions of Financial Accounting Standards Board Interpretation No. 48, Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes — an Interpretation of FASB Statement No. 109, (“FIN 48”) on July 1, 2007, the first day of fiscal 2008. FIN 48 clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized in an entity’s financial statements and prescribes that a company use a more-likely-than-not recognition threshold based upon the technical merits of the tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. To the extent a tax position exceeds the amount of tax benefit allowed to be recognized pursuant to the provisions of FIN 48, the difference is recorded as a liability on the balance sheet (an “unrecognized tax benefit” or “income tax contingency”) until such time as the position either meets the criteria, or is settled due to statute expiration or effective settlement with the taxing authority.
 
The adoption of FIN 48 resulted in no cumulative adjustment to retained earnings. In addition, consistent with the provisions of FIN 48, the Company reclassified $94,460,000 of income tax liabilities from current classification in “accrued expenses and other” on the Consolidated Balance Sheet to long-term classification in “other long-term liabilities.”
 
The total amount of gross unrecognized tax benefits upon adoption was $114,285,000, of which approximately $49,563,000 would favorably impact the effective tax rate if recognized, and the remaining balance would reverse through either goodwill or deferred tax assets. In accordance with the Company’s accounting policy, accrued interest and penalties, if any, related to unrecognized tax benefits are recorded as a component of tax expense. This policy did not change as a result of the adoption of FIN 48. The Company had accrued interest expense and penalties of $12,601,000, net of applicable state tax benefit, as of the date of adoption of FIN 48. As of June 28, 2008, unrecognized tax benefits were $124,765,000, of which approximately $59,300,000, if recognized, would favorably impact the effective tax rate. As of the end of fiscal 2008, the accrual for unrecognized tax benefits included $12,303,000 of interest and penalties.
 
The components of the provision for income taxes are indicated in the table below. The tax provision for deferred income taxes results from temporary differences arising principally from inventory valuation, accounts receivable valuation, net operating losses, certain accruals and depreciation, net of any changes to the valuation allowance.
 
                         
    Years Ended  
    June 28,
    June 30,
    July 1,
 
    2008     2007     2006  
    (Thousands)  
 
Current:
                       
Federal
  $ 53,350     $ 34,992     $ 3,483  
State and local
    30,361       10,685       7,016  
Foreign
    19,015       48,271       48,932  
                         
Total current taxes
    102,726       93,948       59,431  
                         
Deferred:
                       
Federal
    54,738       49,561       48,989  
State and local
    (9,697 )     3,265       1,481  
Foreign
    62,107       46,778       1,699  
                         
Total deferred taxes
    107,148       99,604       52,169  
                         
Provision for income taxes
  $ 209,874     $ 193,552     $ 111,600  
                         
 
The provision for income taxes noted above is computed based upon the split of income before income taxes from U.S. and foreign operations. U.S. income before income taxes was $352,854,000, $253,380,000 and


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$130,452,000 and foreign income before income taxes was $356,101,000, $333,239,000 and $185,695,000 in fiscal 2008, 2007 and 2006, respectively.
 
A reconciliation between the federal statutory tax rate and the effective tax rate is as follows:
 
                         
    Years Ended  
    June 28,
    June 30,
    July 1,
 
    2008     2007     2006  
 
Federal statutory rate
    35.0 %     35.0 %     35.0 %
State and local income taxes, net of federal benefit
    2.2       1.8       2.0  
Foreign tax rates, including impact of valuation allowances
    (5.3 )     (5.0 )     (3.8 )
Change in contingency reserves(1)
    (3.5 )     0.9       1.6  
Other, net
    1.2       0.3       0.5  
                         
Effective tax rate
    29.6 %     33.0 %     35.3 %
                         
 
                         
 
(1) Fiscal 2008 included a benefit of 5.5% related to tax audit settlements.
 
Foreign tax rates generally consist of the impact of the difference between foreign and federal statutory rates applied to foreign income (losses) and also include the impact of valuation allowances against the Company’s otherwise realizable foreign loss carry-forwards.
 
The decrease in the fiscal 2008 effective tax rate over prior year is due to (i) certain statutory tax rate reductions; (ii) a favorable audit settlement, offset by; (iii) the recognition of transfer pricing exposures; and (iv) a change to estimates for existing tax positions. The decrease in the fiscal 2007 effective tax rate over prior year is attributable to; (i) the mix of pre-tax income towards the lower statutory tax rate jurisdictions; (ii) a similar dollar amount of net contingency reserves applied against significantly higher pre-tax income; and (iii) the negative impact increasing prior year’s effective tax rate related to the loss on the sale of an EM business for which no tax benefit was available. In addition, in fiscal 2006, the Company recorded additional contingency reserves due to the recognition of tax exposures in the EMEA and Asia regions, partially offset by the favorable settlement of a European audit. The Company determines its valuation allowance through an evaluation of relevant factors used to assess the likelihood of recoverability of the Company’s deferred tax assets.
 
The significant components of deferred tax assets and liabilities, included primarily in “other assets” on the consolidated balance sheets, are as follows:
 
                 
    June 28,
    June 30,
 
    2008     2007  
    (Thousands)  
 
Deferred tax assets:
               
Inventory valuation
  $ 9,103     $ 7,120  
Accounts receivable valuation
    14,418       24,017  
Federal, state and foreign tax loss carry-forwards
    419,642       400,923  
Depreciation and amortization of property, plant and equipment
    6,794       6,825  
Various accrued liabilities and other
    2,403       43,496  
                 
      452,360       482,381  
Less — valuation allowance
    (344,034 )     (346,947 )
                 
      108,326       135,434  
Deferred tax liabilities
           
                 
Net deferred tax assets
  $ 108,326     $ 135,434  
                 


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As of June 28, 2008, the Company had foreign net operating loss carry-forwards of approximately $1,148,972,000, approximately $99,627,000 of which have expiration dates ranging from fiscal 2009 to 2023 and the remaining $1,049,345,000 of which have no expiration date. Of the $99,627,000 of foreign net operating loss carryforwards, $20,618,000 will expire during fiscal 2009 and 2010, substantially all of which have full valuation allowances. The carrying value of the Company’s net operating loss carry-forwards is dependent upon the Company’s ability to generate sufficient future taxable income in certain tax jurisdictions. In addition, the Company considers historic levels of income, expectations and risk associated with estimates of future taxable income and on-going prudent and feasible tax planning strategies in assessing a tax valuation allowance.
 
At June 28, 2008 and June 30, 2007, accruals for income tax contingencies (or accruals for unrecognized tax benefits) of $124,765,000 and $104,216,000, respectively, are included in “accrued expenses and other” and “other long term liabilities” on the consolidated balance sheet. These contingency reserves relate to various tax matters that result from uncertainties in the application of complex income tax regulations in the large number of global tax jurisdictions in which the Company operates. The change to contingency reserves during fiscal 2008 is primarily due to the recognition of transfer pricing exposures, a change to estimates for existing tax positions and favorable audit settlements.
 
A reconciliation of the beginning and ending accrual balance for unrecognized tax benefits is as follows:
 
         
Balance as of June 30, 2007
  $ 104,216  
Additions for balance sheet reclassification upon adoption of FIN 48
    10,069  
         
Balance upon FIN 48 adoption at July 1, 2007
    114,285  
Additions for tax positions taken in prior periods, including interest
    40,081  
Reductions for tax positions taken in prior periods
    (26,087 )
Additions for tax positions taken in current period
    16,121  
Reductions relating to settlements with taxing authorities
    (30,167 )
Reduction related to the lapse of statute of limitations
    (624 )
Addition related to foreign currency translation
    11,156  
         
Balance as of June 28, 2008
  $ 124,765  
         
 
The evaluation of income tax positions requires management to estimate the ability of the Company to sustain its position and estimate the final benefit to the Company. To the extent that these estimates do not reflect the actual outcome there could be a material impact on the consolidated financial statements in the period in which the position is settled, the statute of limitations expires or new information becomes available as the impact of these events are recognized in the period in which they occur. It is difficult to estimate the period in which the amount of a tax position will change as settlement may include administrative and legal proceedings whose timing the Company cannot control. The effects of settling tax positions with tax authorities and statute expirations may significantly impact the accrual for income tax contingencies. Within the next twelve months, management estimates that approximately $47,000,000 of tax contingencies will be settled primarily through agreement with the tax authorities for tax positions related to transfer pricing and valuation matters, items that are common to multinational companies. The expected cash payment related to the settlement of these contingencies is approximately $22,500,000.


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The Company conducts business globally and consequently files income tax returns in numerous jurisdictions including those listed in the following table. It is also routinely subject to audit in these and other countries. The Company is no longer subject to audit in its major jurisdictions for periods prior to fiscal year 1999. The open years, by major jurisdiction, are as follows:
 
         
Jurisdiction
  Fiscal Year  
 
United States (federal and state)
    2004 - 2008  
Germany
    2000 - 2008  
United Kingdom
    2006 - 2008  
Netherlands
    2004 - 2008  
Belgium
    1999 - 2008  
Singapore
    2001 - 2008  
Taiwan
    2003 - 2008  
Hong Kong
    2002 - 2008  
 
10.   Pension and retirement plans
 
Pension Plan
 
The Company’s noncontributory defined benefit pension plan (the “Plan”) covers substantially all domestic employees. Employees are eligible to participate in the Plan following the first year of service during which they worked at least 1,000 hours. The Plan provides defined benefits pursuant to a cash balance feature whereby a participant accumulates a benefit based upon a percentage of current salary, which varies with age, and interest credits. The Company uses June 30 as the measurement date for determining pension expense and benefit obligations for each fiscal year.
 
Not included in the tabulations and discussions that follow are pension plans of certain non-U.S. subsidiaries, which are not material.
 
Implementation of SFAS 158
 
The FASB issued SFAS 158, Employers’ Accounting for Defined Benefit Pension and Other Postretirement Plans in September 2006 which requires the Company to recognize the funded status (defined as the difference between the fair value of the plan assets and the benefit obligation) of its defined benefit pension plan in its consolidated balance sheet, with a corresponding adjustment to “accumulated other comprehensive income.” The Company’s pension plan does not take into account projected salary increases; instead, it is a cash balance plan whereby service costs are based solely on current year salary levels. Prior to SFAS 158, the Company recorded the accumulated benefit obligation which represents the pension liability for cash balance plans. Under SFAS 158, the Company will continue to record the accumulated benefit obligation for its cash balance plan.
 
Upon adoption, SFAS 158 requires an adjustment to “accumulated other comprehensive income” for the net unrecognized actuarial losses, unrecognized prior service costs and unrecognized transition obligations remaining from the initial adoption of SFAS 87, Employers’ Accounting for Pensions (“SFAS 87”), which, pursuant to the provisions of SFAS 87, were previously netted against the pension plans’ funded status in the consolidated balance sheet. Furthermore, amounts recognized in “accumulated other comprehensive income” will subsequently be recognized as net periodic pension cost in accordance with the recognition and amortization provisions of SFAS 87. The adoption of SFAS 158 had no effect on the Company’s consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year end June 30, 2007, or for any prior period, and it will not affect operating results in future periods.


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The incremental effect of applying SFAS 158 on the consolidated balance sheet at June 30, 2007 for the Company’s pension plan is presented in the following table (in thousands):
 
                         
    Prior to
    SFAS 158
    After
 
    Adoption of
    Adoption
    Adoption of
 
    SFAS 158     Adjustments     SFAS 158  
 
Prepaid cost/(accrued liability)
  $ (21,021 )   $      —     $ (21,021 )
                         
Intangible assets
  $     $     $  
                         
Accumulated other comprehensive income (AOCI)
  $ 53,237     $     $ 53,237  
                         
 
As a result of the adoption of SFAS 158, there was no change in the Company’s total liabilities or stockholders’ equity.
 
The following tables outline changes in benefit obligations, plan assets and the funded status of the Plan as of the end of fiscal 2008 and 2007:
 
                 
    June 28,
    June 30,
 
    2008     2007  
    (Thousands)  
 
Changes in benefit obligations:
               
Benefit obligations at beginning of year
  $ 276,836     $ 251,000  
Service cost
    14,737       14,862  
Interest cost
    16,769       15,732  
Actuarial (gain) loss
    (14,216 )     8,493  
Benefits paid
    (14,985 )     (13,251 )
                 
Benefit obligations at end of year
  $ 279,141     $ 276,836  
                 
Change in plan assets:
               
Fair value of plan assets at beginning of year
  $ 255,815     $ 232,627  
Actual return on plan assets
    (23,764 )     36,439  
Benefits paid
    (14,985 )     (13,251 )
Contributions
    35,481        
                 
Fair value of plan assets at end of year
  $ 252,547     $ 255,815  
                 
Information on funded status of plan and the amount recognized:
               
Funded status of the plan
  $ (26,594 )   $ (21,021 )
Unrecognized net actuarial loss
    83,026       53,237  
Unamortized prior service credit
           
                 
Prepaid pension cost recognized in the consolidated balance sheets
  $ 56,432     $ 32,216  
                 
Pre-tax additional minimum pension liability recognized in comprehensive income
  $     $  
                 
 
Included in “accumulated other comprehensive income” at June 28, 2008 is a pre-tax charge of $83,026,000 of net actuarial losses which have not yet been recognized in net periodic pension cost, of which $2,325,000 is expected to be recognized as a component of net periodic benefit cost during fiscal 2009.
 
Weighted average assumptions used to calculate actuarial present values of benefit obligations are as follows:
 
                 
    2008     2007  
 
Discount rate
    6.75 %     6.25 %


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Weighted average assumptions used to determine net benefit costs are as follows:
 
                 
    2008   2007
 
Discount rate
    6.25 %     6.50 %
Expected return on plan assets
    9.00 %     9.00 %
 
The Company bases its discount rate on a hypothetical portfolio of bonds rated Aa by Moody’s Investor Services or AA by Standard & Poors. The bonds selected for this determination are based upon the estimated amount and timing of services of the pension plan.
 
Components of net periodic pension costs during the last three years are as follows:
 
                         
    Years Ended  
    June 28,
    June 30,
    July 1,
 
    2008     2007     2006  
    (Thousands)  
 
Service cost
  $ 14,737     $ 14,862     $ 15,165  
Interest cost
    16,769       15,732       14,171  
Expected return on plan assets
    (23,337 )     (20,493 )     (20,577 )
Recognized net actuarial loss
    3,096       2,723       4,518  
Amortization of prior service credit
          (45 )     (321 )
                         
Net periodic pension cost
  $ 11,265     $ 12,779     $ 12,956  
                         
 
The Company expects to make contributions to the Plan of approximately $19,600,000 during fiscal 2009. The Company made contributions of $35,481,000 during fiscal 2008 and did not make contributions to the Plan during fiscal 2007.
 
Benefit payments are expected to be paid to participants as follows for the next five fiscal years and the aggregate for the five years thereafter (in thousands):
 
         
2009
  $ 19,755  
2010
    17,590  
2011
    17,155  
2012
    18,090  
2013
    20,746  
2014 through 2018
    109,386  
 
The Plan’s assets are held in trust and were allocated as follows as of the June 30 measurement date for fiscal 2008 and 2007:
 
                 
    2008   2007
 
Equity securities
    77 %     76 %
Debt securities
    23       24  
 
The general investment objectives of the Plan are to maximize returns through a diversified investment portfolio in order to earn annualized returns that meet the long-term cost of funding the Plan’s pension obligations while maintaining reasonable and prudent levels of risk. The target rate of return on Plan assets is currently 9%, which represents the average rate of earnings expected on the funds invested or to be invested to provide for the benefits included in the benefit obligation. This assumption has been determined by combining expectations regarding future rates of return for the investment portfolio along with the historical and expected distribution of investments by asset class and the historical rates of return for each of those asset classes. The mix of equity securities is typically diversified to obtain a blend of domestic and international investments covering multiple


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industries. The Plan assets do not include any material investments in Avnet common stock. The Plan’s investments in debt securities are also diversified across both public and private fixed income portfolios. The Company’s current target allocation for the investment portfolio is for equity securities, both domestic and international, to represent approximately 76% of the portfolio with a policy for minimum investment in equity securities of 60% of the portfolio and a maximum of 92%. The majority of the remaining portfolio of investments is to be invested in fixed income securities.
 
401(k) Plan
 
The Company has a 401(k) plan that covers substantially all domestic employees. During fiscal 2008, 2007 and 2006, the expense relating to the 401(k) plan were not material.
 
11.   Long-term leases
 
The Company leases many of its operating facilities and is also committed under lease agreements for transportation and operating equipment. Rent expense charged to operations during the last three years is as follows:
 
                         
    Years Ended  
    June 28,
    June 30,
    July 1,
 
    2008     2007     2006  
    (Thousands)  
 
Buildings
  $ 53,377     $ 43,063     $ 46,436  
Equipment
    5,799       5,423       5,715  
                         
    $ 59,176     $ 48,486     $ 52,151  
                         
 
The aggregate future minimum operating lease commitments, principally for buildings, in 2009 through 2013 and thereafter (through 2018), are as follows (in thousands):
 
         
2009
  $ 71,280  
2010
    58,029  
2011
    42,682  
2012
    33,654  
2013
    24,385  
Thereafter
    29,409  
         
Total
  $ 259,439  
         
 
12.   Stock-based compensation plans
 
Effective in the first quarter of fiscal 2006, the Company adopted SFAS 123R which revised SFAS 123 and supersedes APB No. 25. SFAS 123R requires all share-based payments, including grants of employee stock options, be measured at fair value and expensed in the consolidated statement of operations over the service period (generally the vesting period). Upon adoption, the Company transitioned to SFAS 123R using the modified prospective application, whereby compensation cost is only recognized in the consolidated statements of operations beginning with the first period that SFAS 123R is effective and thereafter. During fiscal 2008, 2007 and 2006, the Company expensed $25,389,000, $24,250,000 and $18,096,000, respectively, for all stock-based compensation awards.
 
The fair value of options granted is estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes model based on the assumptions in the following table. The assumption for the expected term is based on evaluations of historical and expected future employee exercise behavior. The risk-free interest rate is based on the US Treasury rates at the date


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of grant with maturity dates approximately equal to the expected term at the grant date. The historical volatility of Avnet’s stock is used as the basis for the volatility assumption.
 
                         
    Years Ended  
    June 28,
    June 30,
    July 1,
 
    2008     2007     2006  
 
Expected term (years)
    6.0       6.0       6.0  
Risk-free interest rate
    4.6 %     4.8 %     4.1 %
Weighted average volatility
    35.9 %     40.1 %     43.4 %
Dividend yield
                 
 
At June 28, 2008, the Company had 9,489,729 shares of common stock reserved for stock option and stock incentive programs.
 
Stock plan
 
The Company has one stock compensation plan, the 2006 Stock Compensation Plan (“2006 Plan”) which was approved by the shareholders in fiscal 2007. The 2006 Plan has a termination date of November 8, 2016 and 4,007,342 shares were available for grant at June 28, 2008.
 
Stock options
 
Option grants under the 2006 Plan have a contractual life of ten years, vest 25% on each anniversary of the grant date, commencing with the first anniversary, and provide for a minimum exercise price of 100% of fair market value at the date of grant. Pre-tax compensation expense associated with stock options during fiscal 2008, 2007 and 2006 were $6,155,000, $8,356,000 and $10,011,000, respectively.
 
The following is a summary of the changes in outstanding options for fiscal 2008:
 
                                 
                Weighted
       
          Weighted
    Average
       
          Average
    Remaining
       
          Exercise
    Contractual
    Aggregate
 
    Shares     Price     Life     Intrinsic Value  
 
Outstanding at June 30, 2007
    3,912,858     $ 19.53       68 Months          
Granted
    259,148     $ 34.34       109 Months          
Exercised
    (389,753 )   $ 20.35       44 Months          
Forfeited or expired
    (196,574 )   $ 24.96       47 Months          
                                 
Outstanding at June 28, 2008
    3,585,679     $ 20.21       61 Months     $ 36,286  
                                 
Exercisable at June 28, 2008
    2,769,138     $ 19.01       52 Months     $ 36,286  
                                 
 
The weighted-average grant-date fair values of stock options granted during fiscal 2008, 2007, and 2006 were $14.90, $8.88, and $11.86, respectively. The total intrinsic values of share options exercised during fiscal 2008, 2007 and 2006 was $109,000, $524,000 and $684,000, respectively.


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The following is a summary of the changes in non-vested stock options for the fiscal year ended June 28, 2008:
 
                 
          Weighted
 
          Average
 
          Grant-Date
 
    Shares     Fair Value  
 
Non-vested stock options at June 30, 2007
    1,348,760     $ 9.17  
Granted
    259,148     $ 14.90  
Vested
    (719,132 )   $ 6.91  
Forfeited
    (72,235 )   $ 9.50  
                 
Non-vested stock options at June 28, 2008
    816,541     $ 12.95  
                 
 
As of June 28, 2008, there was $10,577,000 of total unrecognized compensation cost related to non-vested awards granted under the option plans, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 3.1 years. The total fair values of shares vested during fiscal 2008, 2007 and 2006 were $4,969,000, $7,901,000 and $10,689,000, respectively.
 
Cash received from option exercises during fiscal 2008, 2007 and 2006 totaled $5,111,000, $54,357,000 and $30,879,000, respectively. The impact of these cash receipts is included in “Other, net, financing activities” in the accompanying consolidated statements of cash flows.
 
Incentive shares
 
Delivery of incentive shares, and the associated compensation expense, is spread equally over a five-year period and is subject to the employee’s continued employment by the Company. As of June 28, 2008, 1,035,148 shares previously awarded have not yet been delivered. Pre-tax compensation expense associated with this program was $12,074,000, $8,231,000 and $4,586,000 for fiscal years 2008, 2007 and 2006, respectively.
 
The following is a summary of the changes in non-vested incentive shares for the fiscal year ended June 28, 2008:
 
                 
          Weighted
 
          Average
 
          Grant-Date
 
    Shares     Fair Value  
 
Non-vested incentive shares at June 30, 2007
    982,795     $ 19.37  
Granted
    513,815     $ 34.34  
Vested
    (387,152 )   $ 23.50  
Forfeited
    (74,310 )   $ 22.09  
                 
Non-vested incentive shares at June 28, 2008
    1,035,148     $ 25.06  
                 
 
As of June 28, 2008, there was $24,734,000 of total unrecognized compensation cost related to non-vested incentive shares, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 2.6 years. The total fair values of shares vested during fiscal 2008, 2007 and 2006 were $9,097,000, $6,027,000 and $3,800,000, respectively.
 
Performance shares
 
Beginning in fiscal 2006, eligible employees, including Avnet’s executive officers, may receive a portion of their long-term equity-based incentive compensation through the performance share program, which allows for the award of shares of stock based upon performance-based criteria (“Performance Shares”). The Performance Shares will provide for the issuance to each grantee of a number of shares of Avnet’s common stock at the end of a three-year period based upon the Company’s achievement of performance goals established by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors for each three-year period. These performance goals are based upon a three-year cumulative increase in the


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Company’s absolute economic profit, as defined, over the prior three-year period and the increase in the Company’s economic profit relative to the increase in the economic profit of a peer group of companies. During fiscal 2008, 2007 and 2006, the Company granted 170,630, 238,795 and 194,530 performance shares, respectively, to be awarded to participants in the Performance Share program, of which 30,805 have been forfeited. The actual amount of Performance Shares issued at the end of the three year period is determined based upon the level of achievement of the defined performance goals and can range from 0% to 200% of the initial award. The Company anticipates issuing 328,881 shares in the first quarter of fiscal 2009 based upon the goals achieved at the end of the 2006 Performance Share plan three-year period which ended June 28, 2008. During fiscal 2008, 2007 and 2006, the Company recognized pre-tax compensation expense associated with the Performance Shares of $6,380,000, $7,025,000 and $2,559,000.
 
Outside director stock bonus plan
 
Non-employee directors are awarded shares equal to a fixed dollar amount of Avnet common stock upon their re-election each year, as part of their director compensation package. Directors may elect to receive this compensation in the form of common stock under the Outside Director Stock Bonus Plan or they may elect to defer their compensation to be paid in common stock at a later date. During fiscal 2008, 2007 and 2006, pre-tax compensation cost associated with the outside director stock bonus plan was $780,000, $638,000 and $475,000, respectively.
 
Employee stock purchase plan
 
The Company has an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (“ESPP”) under the terms of which eligible employees of the Company are offered options to purchase shares of Avnet common stock at a price equal to 95% of the fair market value on the last day of each monthly offering period. Based on the terms of the ESPP, Avnet is not required to record expense in the consolidated statements of operations related to the ESPP. During the first half of fiscal 2006, the ESPP terms offered a price equal to 85% of the fair market value; as a result, the Company recorded compensation expense associated with the ESPP, however, such amounts were not material.
 
The Company has a policy of repurchasing shares on the open market to satisfy shares purchased under the ESPP, and expects future repurchases during fiscal 2009 to be similar to the number of shares repurchased during fiscal 2008, based on current estimates of participation in the program. During fiscal 2008, 2007 and 2006, there were 70,553, 96,013 and 175,454 shares, respectively, of common stock issued under the ESPP program.
 
13.   Contingent liabilities
 
From time to time, the Company may become liable with respect to pending and threatened litigation, taxes and environmental and other matters. The Company has been designated a potentially responsible party or has become aware of other potential claims against it in connection with environmental clean-ups at several sites. Based upon the information known to date, the Company believes that it has appropriately reserved for its share of the costs of the clean-ups and it is not anticipated that any contingent matters will have a material adverse impact on the Company’s financial condition, liquidity or results of operations.


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14.   Earnings per share
 
Basic earnings per share is computed based on the weighted average number of common shares outstanding and excludes any potential dilution. Diluted earnings per share reflect potential dilution from the exercise or conversion of securities into common stock.
 
                         
    Years Ended  
    June 28,
    June 30,
    July 1,
 
    2008     2007     2006  
    (Thousands, except per share data)  
 
Numerator:
                       
Net income for basic and diluted earnings per share
  $ 499,081     $ 393,067     $ 204,547  
                         
Denominator:
                       
Weighted average common shares for basic earnings per share
    150,250       148,032       145,942  
Net effect of dilutive stock options and restricted stock awards
    1,608       1,197       1,208  
Net effect of 2% Convertible Debentures due March 15, 2034
    562       384        
                         
Weighted average common shares for diluted earnings per share
    152,420       149,613       147,150  
                         
Basic earnings per share
  $ 3.32     $ 2.65     $ 1.40  
                         
Diluted earnings per share
  $ 3.27     $ 2.63     $ 1.39  
                         
 
Shares issuable upon conversion of the 2% Convertible Debentures are excluded from the computation of earnings per share for fiscal 2006 as a result of the Company’s election to satisfy the principal portion of the Debentures, if converted, in cash (see Note 7) in combination with the fact that the average stock price for fiscal 2006 was below the conversion price per share of $33.84. Shares issuable for the conversion premium of the 2% Convertible Debentures are included in the computation of earnings per diluted shares for fiscal 2008 and 2007 because the average stock price was above the conversion price per share of $33.84. The number of dilutive shares for the conversion premium was calculated in accordance with EITF 04-8, The Effect of Contingently Convertible Instruments on Diluted Earnings per Share.
 
The effects of certain stock options and restricted stock awards are also excluded from the determination of the weighted average common shares for diluted earnings per share in each of the periods presented as the effects were antidilutive or the exercise price for the outstanding options exceeded the average market price for the Company’s common stock. Accordingly, in fiscal 2008, 2007 and 2006, the effects of approximately 12,000, 89,000 and 2,549,000 shares, respectively, related to stock options are excluded from the computation above, all of which relate to options for which exercise prices were greater than the average market price of the Company’s common stock (see Note 12 for options outstanding and weighted average exercise prices).


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15.   Additional cash flow information
 
Other non-cash and reconciling items consist of the following:
 
                         
    Years Ended  
    June 28,
    June 30,
    July 1,
 
    2008     2007     2006  
    (Thousands)  
 
Provision for doubtful accounts
  $ 12,315     $ 17,389     $ 30,737  
Periodic pension costs (Note 10)
    11,265       12,779       12,956  
Non-cash restructuring and other charges (Note 17)
    710       1,404       15,308  
Other, net
    (98 )     (827 )     1,373  
                         
Total
  $ 24,192     $ 30,745     $ 60,374  
                         
 
Interest and income taxes paid during the last three years were as follows:
 
                         
    Years Ended  
    June 28,
    June 30,
    July 1,
 
    2008     2007     2006  
    (Thousands)  
 
Interest
  $ 71,549     $ 82,621     $ 95,299  
Income taxes
  $ 170,764     $ 67,576     $ 35,724  
 
Non-cash activity during fiscal 2008 included amounts recorded through comprehensive income and, therefore, are not included in the consolidated statement of cash flows. Fiscal 2008 included an adjustment to increase pension liabilities (including non-US pension liabilities) of $27,783,000 which was recorded net of related deferred tax benefit of $10,901,000 in other comprehensive income (see Notes 4 and 10). Other non-cash activities included assumed debt of $46,887,000 and assumed liabilities of $140,111,000 as a result of the acquisitions completed in fiscal 2008 (see Note 2).
 
Non-cash activity during fiscal 2007 resulting from the acquisition of Access (see Note 2) consisted of $344,132,000 of assumed liabilities. Other non-cash activities included amounts recorded through comprehensive income and, therefore, are not included in the consolidated statement of cash flows. Fiscal 2007 included an adjustment to reduce pension liabilities (including non-US pension liabilities) of $10,720,000 which was recorded net of related deferred tax benefit of $4,181,000 in other comprehensive income (see Notes 4 and 10).
 
Non-cash activity during fiscal 2006 that was a result of the Memec acquisition (see Note 2) consisted of $418,205,000 of common stock issued as part of the consideration, $447,499,000 of liabilities assumed and $27,343,000 of debt assumed. Other non-cash activities included amounts recorded through comprehensive income and, therefore, are not included in the consolidated statement of cash flows. Fiscal 2006 included a reversal of a portion of additional minimum pension liabilities (including non-US pension liabilities) of $32,979,000 which was recorded net of related deferred tax benefit of $13,059,000 in other comprehensive income (see Notes 4 and 10), and the exercise of a facility lease purchase option through the assumption of debt in the amount of $3,987,000.
 
16.   Segment information
 
Electronics Marketing and Technology Solutions are the overall segments upon which management primarily evaluates the operations of the Company and upon which management bases its operating decisions. Therefore, the segment data that follows reflects these two segments.
 
EM markets and sells semiconductors and interconnect, passive and electromechanical devices. EM markets and sells its products and services to a diverse customer base serving many end-markets including automotive, communications, computer hardware and peripheral, industrial and manufacturing, medical equipment, military and aerospace. EM also offers an array of value-added services that help customers evaluate, design-in and procure electronic components throughout the lifecycle of their technology products and systems, including supply-chain management, engineering design, inventory replenishment systems, connector and cable assembly and semiconductor programming.


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TS markets and sells mid- to high-end servers, data storage, software, and the services required to implement these products and solutions to the value-added reseller channel. TS also focuses on the worldwide original equipment manufacturers (“OEM”) market for computing technology, system integrators and non-PC OEMs that require embedded systems and solutions including en