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Newark element14 taps Paul Buckley for Key Product & Supplier Role

CHICAGO-AUGUST 2, 2007

New appointment central to distributor's focus on design engineers

Newark element14, a business of global Premier Farnell plc and a leading distributor of electronic components in the Americas, announced today that Paul Buckley has joined its executive team as Senior Vice President, Product and Regional Supplier Management, effective July 31, 2007. This is a new position that reports to DeWight Wallace, President, Newark element14.

Mr. Buckley joins Newark element14 with over 20 years of experience in the electronics industry, serving in key positions at National Semiconductor and most recently, as Senior Vice President, Supplier Services Group, at Arrow Electronics.

"This appointment is one of a number of important investments we are making at this time as Newark element14 focuses on targeting electronic design engineers, while continuing to serve our industrial maintenance customers," said DeWight Wallace. "Paul's impressive experience and skills will help us to build a world-class product line card with the latest technologies."

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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