Arrow Electronics Announces Redemption of Notes

CENTENNIAL, Colo.--()--Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) announced today that the company will redeem for cash all of its outstanding 3.375 percent Notes due 2015 (the “Notes”) on March 26, 2015 at a redemption price equal to the sum of (i) 100 percent of the principal amount outstanding, (ii) a make-whole premium calculated three business days prior to the redemption date in accordance with the Indenture (as defined below), and (iii) accrued and unpaid interest on the principal amount being redeemed.

The Notes were issued pursuant to an Indenture dated January 15, 1997, as supplemented (the “Indenture”), among the company and The Bank of New York Mellon (as successor to the Bank of Montreal Trust Company), as trustee.

As of February 23, 2015, $250 million aggregate principal amount of Notes remain outstanding. On and after the date of redemption, the Notes will no longer be deemed outstanding, interest will cease to accrue thereon and all rights of the holder of the Notes will cease to exist, except for the right to receive the redemption price, including unpaid interest to the redemption date.

The notice of redemption containing information required by the terms of the Indenture was sent to registered holders of the Notes today. Notes are to be surrendered to The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. as trustee and paying agent, in exchange for payment of the redemption price on March 26, 2015, in accordance with the instructions specified in the notice of redemption.

This is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities.

Arrow Electronics (www.arrow.com) is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 460 locations in 56 countries.

Information Relating to Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements that are subject to numerous assumptions, risks, and uncertainties, which could cause actual results or facts to differ materially from such statements for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to: industry conditions, the company’s implementation of its new enterprise resource planning system, changes in product supply, pricing and customer demand, competition, other vagaries in the global components and global ECS markets, changes in relationships with key suppliers, increased profit margin pressure, the effects of additional actions taken to become more efficient or lower costs, risks related to the integration of acquired businesses, changes in legal and regulatory matters, and the company’s ability to generate additional cash flow. Forward-looking statements are those statements which are not statements of historical fact. These forward-looking statements can be identified by forward-looking words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “may,” “will,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” and similar expressions. Shareholders and other readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. The company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any of the forward-looking statements.

For a further discussion of factors to consider in connection with these forward-looking statements, investors should refer to Item 1A Risk Factors of the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014.

Contacts

Arrow Electronics
Steven O’Brien, 303-824-4544
Director, Investor Relations
or
Paul J. Reilly, 631-847-1872
Executive Vice President, Finance and Operations, and
Chief Financial Officer
or
John Hourigan, 303-824-4586
Vice President, Global Communications

Contacts

Arrow Electronics
Steven O’Brien, 303-824-4544
Director, Investor Relations
or
Paul J. Reilly, 631-847-1872
Executive Vice President, Finance and Operations, and
Chief Financial Officer
or
John Hourigan, 303-824-4586
Vice President, Global Communications