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AMETEK signs worldwide distributor for Pittman products

February 1, 2007 - AMETEK® Pittman Inc. has entered into a distribution agreement with Avnet Electronics Marketing. Under the agreement, Avnet Electronics Marketing will serve as a stocking distributor worldwide for all PITTMAN® brand products, effective immediately. The resulting partnership is expected to expand opportunities for both companies and provide their customers with enhanced motor solutions and customization capabilities.

Products covered under the agreement include PITTMAN brand brush-commutated and electronically commutated BLDC motors and stepper motors. PITTMAN motor applications include data storage, medical and electronic equipment, factory automation, and commercial aviation, among others.

Avnet Electronics Marketing enjoys a rich history and leadership position in the motor modification business. The Avnet Motor Modification Center in Dallas, TX, provides motors and gearmotors with the ability to make mechanical, physical, and electrical modifications. It offers ISO-9002 qualified services including application engineering assistance, prototypes, and volume production.

"With the addition of AMETEK Pittman Inc. products we are expanding our product portfolio to give our customers one of the broadest miniature motor product offerings in the industry,” said Pat Wastal, senior vice president of IP&E for Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “Combining the technical and product expertise of AMETEK Pittman Inc. with mechanical, physical, and electrical modification capabilities and logistics from Avnet enables us to offer flexible and high-quality motor solutions that are of real benefit to end customers."

About Avnet Electronics Marketing
Avnet Electronics Marketing is the largest operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company. Avnet Electronics Marketing serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in 70 countries, distributing electronic components from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain and supply-chain services.

About AMETEK Pittman Inc.
In 2006 Pittman integrated with the AMETEK Technical & Industrial Products business unit (based in Kent, OH), following an acquisition by AMETEK Inc. For 70 years Pittman has been recognized as an industry leader with expertise in product innovation, customization, and high levels of customer service.

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