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Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions Named &aposMost Important&apos Value-Added Distributor by Fast Growth 100 Companies

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions (ECS), a business unit of Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW), today announced that it was named the "most important" value-added distributor for the second consecutive year by the 100 fastest-growing solution providers, according to Computer Reseller News. Alternative Technology, a subsidiary of Arrow, also ranked fourth among the most important value-added distributors on the Fast Growth 100 survey.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., July 17 /PRNewswire/ — Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions (ECS), a business unit of Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW), today announced that it was named the "most important" value-added distributor for the second consecutive year by the 100 fastest-growing solution providers, according to Computer Reseller News. Alternative Technology, a subsidiary of Arrow, also ranked fourth among the most important value-added distributors on the Fast Growth 100 survey.

"We are honored to represent two of the top four value-added distributors named by Fast Growth 100 companies as most important sources for their business," said Kevin Gilroy, president, Arrow ECS. "Our sales and marketing teams, in particular, continue to demonstrate their outstanding commitment to partners. We are grateful to the Fast Growth 100 companies for recognizing Arrow ECS and Alternative Technology in this way."

Arrow acquired Alternative Technology in November 2006. Together, Arrow ECS and Alternative Technology offer comprehensive services to help partners grow their business. Both offer dedicated sales and marketing teams, deep technical expertise and efficient order fulfillment, as well as unique services to help partners increase their customer base, expand their expertise and grow their bottom line.

"This is a great honor for Arrow ECS and Alternative Technology," said Bill Botti, president and chief operating officer, Alternative Technology. "We applaud the Arrow ECS and Alternative Technology partners who were named to this year's prestigious list."

ABOUT ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGY

Alternative Technology is the leading specialty distributor for Value Added Resellers who need products and services targeted at Thin-client/Server- based Computing, Edge Infrastructure, Virtualization, Security, and Wireless markets. Driving the widespread adoption of leading edge technologies by bridging the gaps between products and services to solve critical business problems, Alternative identifies business issues that are key to our markets and offer multi-vendor solutions that drive demand back through our reseller partners. Alternative Technology, headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, has offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Carlsbad, California, and Mississauga, Canada. Alternative Technology is a wholly owned subsidiary of Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW). For more information, go to: www.AltTech.com, e-mail: sales@AltTech.com or call toll-free: 800.544.7674 (USA), or 866.240.9991 (Canada).

ABOUT ARROW ENTERPRISE COMPUTING SOLUTIONS

Arrow ECS, a business unit of Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW), provides enterprise and midrange computing products, services and solutions to value-added resellers, system integrators, and independent software vendors. Based in Englewood, Colo., Arrow ECS connects its customers to the world's foremost technology suppliers, including HP, IBM, Sun Microsystems, EMC, NetApp, Hitachi Data Systems, and other leading storage networking, software, and security suppliers. Arrow ECS reported $2.5 billion in worldwide computer products sales in 2006. Visit us at www.arrowecs.com.

SOURCE Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions

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