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New President Named At Newark element14

LONDON/CHICAGO, IL (December 1, 2003)

Premier Farnell (LSE:pfl, NYSE:PFP) has announced the appointment of Paul Tallentire as President of its US subsidiary, Newark element14, the #1 small quantity distributor of electronic components and test equipment in North America. The appointment becomes effective December 4, 2003.

Mr. Tallentire joined Premier Farnell in May 2000, and has been Regional Director, Western Europe, within its Marketing and Distribution Division (MDD) since December 2001. He has also been Managing Director of Premier Farnell's KENT business in the UK. His previous experience includes 17 years in a range of technical, marketing and general management roles.

John Hirst, Premier Farnell Chief Executive, commented that "Paul Tallentire has already made a significant contribution to the organization within his previous positions at KENT and within MDD. He also played a central role in the integration of BuckHickman InOne. The considerable experience that he has gained within Premier Farnell will prove invaluable as he steps into his position as head of Newark element14. His promotion is well deserved."

About Newark element14

Newark element14, a subsidiary of global distributor Premier Farnell plc, 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 www.element14.com/community/community/legislation 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 www.Newark.com. The holder of a General Services Administration schedule (#GS-06F-0044M,) Newark element14 also supports federal government customers through a dedicated website, www.teamgov.com, and a specially trained team of representatives.

Newark element14's parent company, Premier Farnell plc, 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 www.Newark.com and www.premierfarnell.com. Also, you can reach Newark element14's media contact, Janice Fleisher, at 773.907.5941 and at jfleisher@Newark element14inone.com.

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