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Newark element14 Fills New VP Position

Chicago, IL (March 17, 2003)

Newark element14, a business of global Premier Farnell plc (NYSE:PFP, LSE:pfl), and the market-leading distributor of electronic components, value-added services and eProcurement solutions in the Americas, announced today that Steven Snower has been promoted to Vice President, Strategy and Business Development for the Americas.

In this newly created position, Mr. Snower will drive strategic planning and business development initiatives throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Brazil. He will be instrumental in leveraging his company's customer relationship management (CRM) model and technologies worldwide.

Since 1993, Mr. Snower has held a number of cross-functional leadership roles at Newark element14, including Finance Director and Marketing Director. Most recently, he served as Vice President, Branch and Field Sales.

"Throughout his career, Steve has demonstrated real leadership and has been successful at driving change through the organization," said Mike Ruprich, CEO, Newark element14. "He was instrumental in strengthening our sales channels, and has directed the recent launch of our new InOne identity throughout the Americas to both our customers and employees."

Newark element14 was formerly known as Newark element14 Electronics. Collectively, the InOne family of businesses trades in over 100 countries, and provides 1.2 million customers access to more than 3000 manufacturers, supplying them with millions of electronic components and MRO (maintenance, repair and operations) products, plus tailored services.

About Newark element14

Newark element14, a subsidiary of global distributor Premier Farnell Ltd, is North America's leading small-quantity distributor of electronic components and test equipment, and its #1 source for RoHS compliant parts and information. RoHS is the acronym for the European Union's Restrictions of certain Hazardous Substances directive, which took effect July 1, 2006.

Visited by thousands of engineers and electronics buyers each week, Newark element14's RoHS Express site at provides critical information to help companies transition to compliance, including: the latest news, on-demand lead-free soldering webinars, downloadable step-by-step guides to compliance and updates on US and Canadian green laws.

In addition to offering the broadest electronics selection from 440+ top manufacturers for same-day shipping, Newark element14 provides a unique range of value-added services at no charge, including, RoHS Bill of Materials updates, eProcurement implementation and support, and automatic re-reeling for components.

With multiple sales channels, customers do business with Newark element14 through contact centers, a local branch network in the US, Canada, Mexico and Brazil, a dedicated field sales force and a world-class website at The holder of a General Services Administration schedule (#GS-06F-0044M,) Newark element14 also supports federal government customers through a dedicated website,, and a specially trained team of representatives.

Newark element14's parent company, Premier Farnell Ltd, is a leading global marketer and distributor of electronic, maintenance repair and operations (MRO) and specialist products and services, trading in more than 100 countries with a database of 2 million customer contacts. For general information, visit and Also, you can reach Newark element14's media contact, Janice Fleisher, at 773.907.5941 and at jfleisher@Newark

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