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Anixter International Inc. (AXE)

4/10/2006 Proxy Information

Matthew Zell is the son of Samuel Zell.

Mr. Zell owns 13.5% of AXE shares.

4/7/2005 Proxy Information

Matthew Zell is the son of Samuel Zell.

4/15/2004 Proxy Information

Matthew Zell is the son of Samuel Zell.

4/18/2003 Proxy Information

Matthew Zell is the son of Samuel Zell.

In 1999, the Company entered into a financial advisory agreement with Equity Group Investments, L.L.C. ("EGI"). This agreement provides for EGI to provide financial advisory services as requested by the Company in connection with tender offers, acquisitions, sales, mergers and similar transactions. For such services, EGI will be paid a fee of 49 basis points of the enterprise value of the transaction (amount paid plus assumed debt). EGI is beneficially owned by trusts for the benefit of Samuel Zell and his family. The terms of this agreement were determined by the Audit Committee. No payments have been made under this agreement.

In 2002, the Company acquired the assets and operations of Pentacon, Inc., a distributor of fasteners and other small components, for $108.5 million and the assumption of trade debt. Proceeds were used by the seller to, among other things, pay its creditors in a bankruptcy proceeding, including holders of its 12.25% senior subordinated notes ("Notes"). An investment company indirectly beneficially owned by trusts for the benefit of Samuel Zell and his family owned Notes with a face value of $24.5 million. The Audit Committee determined that the terms of the acquisition had been negotiated in an arm's-length manner and that they were fair to the Company.