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AVX HONORED WITH PREFERRED SUPPLIER AWARD FROM SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC

GREENVILLE, S.C., July 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, recently received a Preferred Supplier award from Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, for its outstanding execution of seven rigorously assessed criteria: quality of supplies, service level, productivity, competitiveness, innovation, sustainable development, and responsiveness.

"AVX is dedicated to producing high quality products that meet or exceed customer requirements for safety, performance, reliability, and cost in addition to providing impeccable customer service. It is an honor to be recognized for our outstanding execution of these efforts for the second year in a row by such a respected global company and valued customer," said AVX Vice President of Sales, Pete Venuto.

Philippe Guillaume, AVX's sales manager in France, attended the Schneider Electric Global Supplier Day in Paris on July 9, 2013 to celebrate the companies' successful collaboration, share growth opportunities and best practices, and explore business perspectives with Schneider Electric Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jean-Pascal Tricoire, and other Schneider Electric top executives.

For more information, please visit www.avx.com, call 864-967-2150, or write to One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644.

About AVX

AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 26 manufacturing and customer support facilities in 15 countries around the world. AVX offers a broad range of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, timing and circuit protection devices and connectors. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:AVX).

CONTACT: For more information, contact: Callie Baldwin Corporate Communications Director, AVX 864-967-9375 callie.baldwin@avx.comSource:AVX Corporation