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New web tool at Newark element14 expedites scheduled orders for future delivery within 90 days, locks in prices

CHICAGO – DECEMBER 8, 2009

Newest capability of "MY ACCOUNT eSuite"--online tools which help buyers and engineers to efficiently track and manage their electronic component purchases at Newark element14

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, announced today that it has launched new web functionality to enable scheduled orders to be placed online, eliminating the need for multiple phone calls and paperwork. This tool is part of Newark element14’s MY ACCOUNT eSuite, which brings a new level of simplicity and convenience to the purchasing process for engineers and buyers.

In addition to saving time, buyers placing scheduled orders will lock in prices. The online process to schedule future orders begins at “checkout” at www.newark.ca Following the link in the scheduled order box, buyers can schedule multiple lines for multiple delivery dates as far out as 90 days.

After submitting a scheduled order, the buyer will be able to track it under MY ACCOUNT eSuite. A customer can also recall their complete order history for the previous 13 months, and process Newark element14 quotes electronically.

“Engineers and buyers are continually pressed for time and must deal with a growing amount of complexity on their jobs” comments Alisha Mowbray, Senior VP, Marketing, Newark element14. “Our eSuite tools are representative of our commitment to make their buying experience with us as easy and seamless as possible.”

eSuite tools are available to any business customer who registers at www.newark.ca More than 4.4 million products are available on the Newark element14 website from 440+ brand name electronics suppliers.

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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