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Newark element14 Appoints Chief Financial Officer

CHICAGO (June 25, 2004)

Newark element14, a subsidiary of global Premier Farnell plc (NYSE: PFP, LDE: pfl) and the leading small-quantity distributor of electronic components and test equipment in North America, today announced the appointment of Rick Haning, as senior vice president and chief financial officer reporting to Paul Tallentire, president of Newark element14.

Haning comes to Newark element14 following 25 years at Motorola, where he was senior vice president and director of finance for the company's network management group. In this role, he facilitated joint venture partnerships and acquisitions. Previously, Haning held the position of senior vice president and director of finance and chief of staff for the company's Cellular Handset business. In addition, Haning was responsible for IT, facilities and supply chain relationships with key Motorola distributors.

"Rick has strong operating management expertise in helping large organizations drive growth and build relationships," said Paul Tallentire, president, Newark element14. "His experience in working at Motorola will be of immediate value to the Newark element14 team."

Haning received both his bachelor of arts in economics and his MBA from the University of Illinois.

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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