UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549


FORM 8-K


CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): December 11, 2009


ARROW ELECTRONICS, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

NEW YORK

001-04482

11-1806155

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

(Commission
File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

50 Marcus Drive, Melville, New York 11747

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(631) 847-2000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

N/A

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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ITEM 8.01.  OTHER EVENTS

On December 11, 2009, Arrow Electronics, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that Michael J. Long, currently the Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company, has been named Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company, effective January 1, 2010.

The full text of the press release, a copy of which is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1, is hereby incorporated herein by reference.

ITEM 9.01.  FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS

EXHIBIT NO.

DESCRIPTION

 
99.1 Press Release issued by Arrow Electronics, Inc., dated December 11, 2009.



SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

ARROW ELECTRONICS, INC.

 

 
Date:

December 14, 2009

By:

/s/ Peter S. Brown

Name:

Peter S. Brown

Title:

Senior Vice President and General Counsel



EXHIBITS INDEX

EXHIBIT NO.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

99.1

Press Release issued by Arrow Electronics, Inc., dated December 11, 2009.

Exhibit 99.1

Michael J. Long to Be Chairman

William E. Mitchell to Retire, As Previously Announced, Effective December 31, 2009

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--December 11, 2009--Arrow Electronics, Inc., (NYSE: ARW) today announced that Michael J. Long, president and chief executive officer, will be named Chairman of the Board, effective December 31, 2009, upon the previously announced retirement of William E. Mitchell.

“I look forward to the opportunities ahead for Arrow and our more than 12,000 employees around the world,” said Mr. Long. “Arrow is a great company and I am honored by this role and proud to be leading such a great organization.” Mr. Long added, “On behalf of the entire Arrow team I would like to thank Bill Mitchell for his leadership and many contributions.”

Mr. Long was previously named president and chief executive officer in May 2009.

Arrow Electronics (www.arrrow.com) is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Headquartered in Melville, New York, Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for approximately 700 suppliers and approximately 140,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 300 locations in 50 countries and territories.

CONTACT:
Arrow Electronics, Inc.
Michael Taunton, 631-847-5680
Vice President and Treasurer
or
Paul J. Reilly, 631-847-1872
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
or
Media:
John Hourigan, 303-824-4586
Director, External Communications