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Newark element14's expanded GSA contract now covers 500,000 products

CHICAGO (May 5, 2004)

Leading distributor continues to offer the largest electronic components selection of any GSA schedule holder

Newark element14, a subsidiary of global Premier Farnell plc (NYSE:PFP, LSE:pfl) and the leading small-quantity distributor of electronic components and test equipment in North America, today announced it has expanded the terms of its General Services Administration (GSA) contract to cover an additional 350,000 items. Previously, the contract was limited to Newark element14 catalog items.

Newark element14 offers design engineers, maintenance professionals and procurement agents employed by the federal government, the broadest selection of electronics in the industry from 425+ top manufacturers: semiconductors, passives, test equipment, cable/wire, connectors, power and electromechanical products. A total of 1.2 million products can be accessed online through a dedicated portal at www.teamgov.com. Contract details and information of special interest to government customers can also be found at this site.

"With today's announcement, federal government agencies need to look no further than Newark element14 to satisfy their electronics needs," said Doug Divenere, Newark element14's director of government business. "In addition to our huge range of products, we provide a dedicated service team that prides itself in understanding the government's processes and requirements. It's just easy to do business with us."

Team Gov representatives can be reached at 1.800.TEAM.GOV (832.6468) Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. (EST). Newark element14's products can also be accessed through DoD EMALL and GSA Advantage in addition to www.teamgov.com. More than 160,000 items are available for same-day worldwide shipping (APO/FPO) to the 48 contiguous states, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

In 2002, Newark element14 secured the only "catalog-wide" electronics GSA schedule (#GS-06F-0044M). Newark element14 government customers include the Department of Defense, Department of Energy and the Department of Transportation.

To learn more about Newark element14's Team Gov and its expanded GSA contract, please visit the distributor's booth (#1918) at the GSA Expo (www.expo.gsa.gov/schedule.cfm), May 12th through the 13th in Orlando. Details can also be found at www.teamgov.com.

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.

© Copyright 2007. Newark element14 is a service mark of Premier Farnell Corp. All other trademarks, product or service names displayed in this release, registered or unregistered, constitute the intellectual property of their respective holders.

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