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ALLIED ELECTRONICS TO CARRY TE CONNECTIVITY'S DEUTSCH CONNECTORS

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), announced today that they have signed an agreement to carry an extensive line of TE Connectivity's DEUTSCH Connectors, including Hermetics for use in harsh environments, Common Termination Junction (CJT) modules, designed to conserve space in a variety of applications, and Mil-Spec Contacts, useful in connectors and other electric and electronic components.

"For more than 70 years, DEUTSCH Connectors have been one of the leading manufacturers of high-performance solutions for harsh environment applications," said Eric Smith, Product Director for Allied. "Their robust product line includes Connectors, Feedthroughs, Contacts, Cable and Assemblies, Coupling Systems, and Accessories used extensively by the Aerospace, Defense, and Marine industries, as well as the Industrial, Rail, and Commercial Transportation sectors. By adding their outstanding product line to the Allied portfolio, we strengthen our already dominant position in the Industrial Connector space."

Fred Scott, National Distribution Sales Manager for TE Connectivity's DEUTSCH Connectors added, "Allied Electronics is an outstanding distributor with a strong and diverse customer base. Partnering with Allied helps TE to reach all of the available customers for our products."

"TE Connectivity and Allied are a great match," Smith said. "Both companies provide quality industrial solutions for customers that demand excellence. We are thrilled to make DEUTSCH Connectors available to our customers."

About Allied Electronics

Allied Electronics is a high service level, authorized distributor of industrial automation products, electronic components, and electromechanical products with 47 sales offices serving the United States, Mexico, and Canada. With more than three million parts online and more than 120,000 products featured in the Allied Catalog, engineers and purchasers often look to Allied for a broad range of product solutions from more than 300 world-class suppliers. Allied Electronics and RS Components are trading brands of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers 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. 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-online.com.

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

Source:Allied Electronics