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FORT WORTH, Texas, June 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), received the Exceptional Sales Growth Calendar Year 2013 Award from Magnecraft at the 2014 EDS Convention, the premier electronics distribution event of the year, held May 6-8 in Las Vegas, NV.

Magnecraft, acquired by Schneider Electric in 2005, provides a broad line of electromechanical, hybrid, and solid state relays and sockets used in a wide range of general purpose and industrial applications.

"We are pleased to recognize Allied Electronics with an award for their exceptional sales growth of Magnecraft relay products in 2013, said Cindy Pilch, eChannel Partner Relationships Manager for Schneider Electric. "Allied continued their pace of double digit growth with our products, far exceeding growth in the general marketplace."

"Our partnership with Magnecraft has been a fruitful one," said Allied Vice President of Product Management Frank Cantwell, "and we're gratified to see our efforts in promoting and selling their fine products recognized by this wonderful award."

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.

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