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FORT WORTH, TEXAS, May 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allied Electronics announced today that Nick Hawtrey, formerly Head of Finance Corporate Services for UK-based RS Components has been named Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Allied. Both Allied and RS Components are trading brands of Electrocomponents (LSE: ECM)

"We're very fortunate to have Nick join our team," said Scott McLendon, president of Allied. "His many years of experience at our sister company, RS Components, as well as his extensive involvement in global strategy, are sure to prove invaluable as we work to expand our global presence."

"Allied's business model – local sales offices throughout North America supported by a central distribution base in Fort Worth, allowing it to be responsive to the local needs of local industries – makes for a very strong, yet flexible company," Hawtrey said. "I'm looking forward to supporting Allied's continued growth."

About Allied Electronics

Allied Electronics is a small order, high service level distributor of industrial automation products, electronic components, and electromechanical products with 48 sales offices serving the United States, Mexico, and Canada. With more than three million parts online and more than 110,000 products featured in the Allied Catalog, engineers and purchasers often look to Allied for a broad range of product solutions from over 300 world-class suppliers. Allied Electronics and RS Components are trading brands of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products headquartered in Oxford, England.

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About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32 countries, RS offers more than 550,000 products through the Internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a day. Products are sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers and include electronics, automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components.

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