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Boeing Presents Performance Excellence Award to Newark element14—Again

CHICAGO – JANUARY 29, 2009

Newark element14, a leading multi-channel, high-service electronics distributor in the Americas and part of the global Premier Farnell Group, today announced that it has received a 2008 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. This is the second consecutive year that Newark element14 has been awarded this honor.

The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Newark element14 maintained a Silver performance composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2008.

Newark element14 stocks electronic components and equipment from more than 440+ top suppliers, and Boeing buys from the majority of its lines.

"We are honored to receive this award for the second consecutive year," commented, DeWight Wallace, President, Newark element14. "Only a small fraction of Boeing's 12,000+ suppliers qualify for this distinction, and we feel privileged to be among them."

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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