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WAGO Corporation Names Newark element14 National Distributor of the Year

CHICAGO-AUGUST 7, 2007

Newark element14, part of the global Premier Farnell Group, and a leading multi-channel, high-service electronics distributor supporting engineers and purchasing professionals across the Americas, is pleased to announce that it has been honored as WAGO's 2006 Distributor of the Year. The award recognizes Newark element14's (www.newark.ca) outstanding achievements in developing and maintaining customers throughout the 2006 sales year for the worldwide leader in spring pressure connection technology.

"Since the onset of our relationship in 2005, Newark element14 has remained steady in the pursuit of new opportunities for WAGO products in a vast market place," explained WAGO Vice President of Sales, Toby Thomann." The teamwork we saw from its sales branches up to its product managers has been a major factor in Newark element14's success in North America."

Newark element14 was also recognized for offering WAGO customers the most up-to-date procurement options, such as e-procurement, as well as industry-leading technical support.

"We thank WAGO for their continued support and for recognizing us for our achievements," said DeWight Wallace, President, Newark element14. "Our broad base of engineering customers depends on us to stock quality and innovative brands like WAGO."

WAGO's spring pressure connection products including DIN rail mount terminal blocks, chassis mount terminal blocks, PCB mount terminal blocks and relays are available for same-day shipping at www.newark.ca/wago.

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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