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Harwin Honors Newark element14 With Top Distributor Sales Award

CHICAGO-JULY 24, 2007

Newark element14, a business of global Premier Farnell and a leading multi-channel distributor of electronic components in the Americas, announced today that it has received Harwin's 2007 North American #1Distributor Award for sales achievement. Harwin, a leading global electronic interconnect manufacturer, had previously named Newark its 2005 North American Distributor of the Year.

Doug Steele, Harwin's North America Distribution Manager comments: "Harwin has given this award in recognition of the impact of the Newark catalog and web site, the significant number of branch offices, and the contribution to our joint marketing efforts. Other key factors which helped determine our decision to present this award to Newark element14, include the substantial year-on-year growth that the company has achieved, and the willingness of the company to make a significant commitment in terms of staff time and resources to undergo thorough product training on the Harwin range."

Based in the UK, Harwin's wide range of interconnect solutions are a good fit for Newark element14, which offers its engineering customers the broadest selection of electronic products in the industry from 440+ top manufacturers.

"Our partnership with Harwin has been very rewarding, and exemplifies the power of leveraging resources and multi-channel marketing support across the supplier and distributor relationship," said Jeff Shafer, Senior VP, Product, Newark element14. "Most importantly, Harwin helps us to satisfy the immediate needs of design engineers in medical, military and industrial fields for top quality interconnect solutions."

Harwin's products are available for same-day shipping at www.newark.ca/harwin

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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