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Newark element14 Inone Wins Five NEDA Channel Marketing Awards

CHICAGO (October 28, 2004)

Distributor Leads In Its Category 2nd Consecutive Year

Newark element14, a subsidiary of global distributor Premier Farnell plc (NYSE:PFP, LDE: pfl) and the leading small-quantity distributor of electronic components and test equipment in North America, announced today that it has received five Channel Marketing Awards from the National Electronic Distributors Association (NEDA), based on the creativity and effectiveness of its advertising among midsize distributors.

Presented at the 2004 NEDA Executive Conference in Chicago last week, Newark element14 received two out of three possible Platinum Achievement Awards for the company's image advertising campaign, which highlights its website's new world-class search capabilities. Additionally, Newark element14 also received three Golden Achievement Awards for other marketing communications, including a co-op advertising campaign.

"We are honored to bring home twelve NEDA Channel Marketing Awards over the last two years," said Paul Tallentire, president of Newark element14. "Although ultimately our customers are our most important judges, we are pleased that our customer communications have been singled out by expert business marketers."

Judged by a panel of professional business-to-business marketing experts, companies were awarded Gold Achievement or Platinum Excellence awards for a variety of categories, based on criteria such as the advertisement's high degree of visual interest, proper audience targeting and emphasis on the service provided.

About NEDA

NEDA is a not-for-profit trade association representing supplier authorized distributors of electronic components and their manufacturer-suppliers. Dedicated to enhancing the authorized distributor-manufacturer relationship, NEDA represents companies involved in the distribution of electronic components, computers and computer peripheral components and test, measurement and control equipment parts.

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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