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Newark element14 Adds Amphenol MIL-Spec Connectors To Offering

CHICAGO (March 22, 2005)

New partnership formed with specialist supplier PEI-Genesis

Newark element14, a subsidiary of global Premier Farnell plc (LSE: pfl) and the leading small-quantity distributor of electronic components in North America, announced that it has formed a partnership with PEI-Genesis to facilitate the seamless supply of Amphenol MIL-Spec circular connectors to its customers. PEI-Genesis, based in South Bend, Indiana, is a DESC-approved, franchised value-added distributor of Amphenol MIL-Spec connectors.

More than 17,000 Amphenol MIL-Spec circular connectors are now available through the www.newark.ca website. The order is then automatically transmitted to PEI-Genesis and ships in two days or less. In addition, the entire Amphenol MIL-Spec circular connector line is available through 1.800.4.NEWARK (463.9275). Each order includes critical Certificates of Conformance and Date & Lot Code stamping.

"Over the last few years we've seen a growing demand for MIL-Spec connectors from our industrial and government sectors, particularly customers in aerospace and defense," said Paul Tallentire, President, Newark element14. "This agreement makes it possible for them to buy these products from the same convenient source they depend on for the rest of their electronics needs."

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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