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Turck and Newark element14 sign agreement to distribute industry-leading proximity sensors in US

CHICAGO and MINNEAPOLIS, August 15, 2007

Newark element14, part of the global Premier Farnell Group, and a leading multi-channel, high-service electronics distributor supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals across the Americas, is pleased to announce that it has signed a US franchise agreement with global sensing manufacturer Turck. In addition to proximity sensors, Newark element14 (www.newark.ca) now stocks Turck's popular cordsets, receptacles, connectors, and junction boxes.

"With Newark element14's broad national customer base and multi-channel marketing approach, we are confident that this will be a mutually beneficial affiliation," said Teri Lindberg, Distributor Relations Manager, Turck.

Customers have the choice of doing business with Newark element14 through contact centers, a local branch network, a dedicated field sales force or a world-class website at www.newark.ca.

"We are pleased to initially offer Turck's most popular products to help our industrial customers improve their automated processes," said DeWight Wallace, President, Newark element14. "In the very near future, we intend to stock even broader ranges of Turck's quality networking, sensing, and automation products."

Turck products are available for same-day shipping at www.newark.ca/turck.

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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