ALLIED RECEIVES CRYDOM AND CROUZET CONTROL DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD AT EDS

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FORT WORTH, Texas, June 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), received the Crydom and Crouzet Control Distributor of the Year award at the 2014 EDS Convention, the premier electronics distribution event of the year, held May 6-8 in Las Vegas, NV.



Crydom, a brand of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), is a global leading manufacturer of Solid State Relays sold under the brand names Crydom and Crouzet.

"I am delighted to recognize that our 2013 Crydom and Crouzet Control Distributor of the Year Award has been presented to Allied Electronics during the 2014 EDS event," said Jean-Marc Theolier, Vice-President and General Manager for Crydom and Crouzet Control. "The unique business model of Allied, along with our marketing partnership, has been our long-time recipe for success."

"We're pleased and proud to receive this award from one of our most valued suppliers," said Allied Vice President of Product Management Frank Cantwell. "To be recognized in this way means a lot to all of us at Allied who work hard every day to provide a great experience to everyone we work with."

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 global distributor for engineers, headquartered in Oxford, England. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2014 had revenues of £1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-components.com.

CONTACT: Elisa Weber elisa.weber@alliedelec.com 817.595.8613

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