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Crydom Names Newark element14 the 'Top Sales Distributor of the Year'. Again.

CHICAGO-JUNE 4, 2009

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 been honored for the second consecutive year with a 'Top Sales Distributor of the Year' award from solid state relay technology leader Crydom, Inc.

Crydom's 2008 performance award was presented to Newark in May at the annual Electronics Distribution Show (EDS) in Vegas.

"Crydom has enjoyed a long successful relationship with Newark, as well as Premier Farnell," said Bob Ciurczak, President/CEO, Crydom, Inc. "The innovative ideas and solutions they bring to the marketplace sets them apart as a world-class distributor."

"It is a testament to our relationship that we have continued to have success together despite current market conditions," commented Bernard Gizzi, Vice President, Global Supplier Management, Newark element14. "Crydom's global leadership in solid state products fits our strategy of supporting design engineers for both board level and "off board" panel mount/DIN technology."

A broad selection of Crydom's solid state relays and contactors, I/O modules & mounting boards, controls and power modules is available for same day shipping at www.newark.ca/crydom.

Top Sales Distributor of the Year

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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