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Premier Farnell Wins Yorkshire Business Insider International Trade Award

May 14, 2013

LONDON, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Premier Farnell has won the Technology Provider category in the Yorkshire Business
Insider International Trade Awards.

Held at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, Yorkshire, over 200 representatives from
businesses across the region attended the awards dinner.

This year entrants were required to describe their significant and growing sales
outside the UK and explain how they plan to grow their export business. In addition judges
were looking at how companies planned to use innovation and meet customer needs in the

Judges praised Premier Farnell for its use of 29 different local language
transactional websites, and the great use of the element14 Community for design engineers,
which now has over 170,000 registered members around the world.

Premier Farnell beat off stiff competition in the category from specialist
manufacturing company Produmax and global software solutions provider WANdisco.

Commenting on the award Rob Rospepedzihowski, Commercial Sales Director, Premier
Farnell, said: “We are delighted to win this award from Yorkshire Business Insider.
Premier Farnell has made a concerted move into the Eastern European market, which has been
primarily driven through online. The ability to deliver to all Eastern European countries
in 24 hours from Leeds, and a second distribution centre in Liege, Belgium, with locally
translated web content is a major differential advantage in the supply of electronic
component products both locally and internationally.”

Farnell element14 is a high-service distributor of technology products and solutions
for electronic system design, maintenance and repair including an extensive range of
development kits, capacitors [http://uk.farnell.com/capacitors ], resistors, connectors,
switches / relays, semiconductors and cables.

        Jen Cooke
        European PR Manager
        Tel: +44-(0)113-3484904
        Email: jcooke@premierfarnell.com

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