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Newark Sweeps NEDA Channel Marketing Awards for Second Year

CHICAGO-NOVEMBER 6, 2007

Electronics distributor garners 24 Gold & Platinum Awards plus first "Best in Show"

Newark element14 (www.newark.ca), 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 received 25 Channel Marketing Awards from the National Electronic Distributors Association (NEDA) based on the creativity and effectiveness of its marketing communications, sweeping the competition's 11 categories.

NEDA also awarded its first “Best in Show” award to Newark element14 in recognition of its achievements.

The awards were presented at the 2007 NEDA Executive Conference in Chicago on November 5. Newark element14 received 7 Platinum Excellence Awards for image advertising, integrated marketing campaigns and a corporate newsletter directed to design engineers. 17 Gold Achievements awards were also captured in these and other categories, including Company Web Site.

All of Newark element14's marketing communications are developed and created in-house. Over the last five years Newark element14 has received a total of 57 Channel Marketing Awards.

“We are honored to bring home a record number of awards that recognizes our marketing team,” said DeWight Wallace, president of Newark element14. “Most importantly, our sales reflect that design engineers are receiving the message that we are an excellent source for the components and technical support they need.”

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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