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Newark element14 Names Barry Litwin Senior VP, Marketing

CHICAGO-NOVEMBER 15, 2007

Distributor triples inventory to 8,700+ interconnect products for same-day shipping

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 it has recruited Barry Litwin as Senior Vice-President, Marketing. In this role, Mr. Litwin will lead all multi-channel marketing and e-commerce activities.

Mr. Litwin has an extensive background in B2B multi-channel distribution. Most recently, as Vice-President & General Manager for cash handling and security products manufacturer and distributor Block & Company, Inc, he led strategic and organizational changes that paved the way for the implementation of a robust, multi-channel initiative, which accelerated sales and profit performance. He has also served as Vice-President, Sales and Marketing at Labelmaster, a leading multi-channel distributor of hazardous material compliance products, and ran the mail order business unit for Fannie May Candies.

Mr. Litwin obtained his MBA from Loyola University of Chicago with a concentration in Operations Management, and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from Indiana University.

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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