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Allied Electronics Receives Exceptional Rating from Customer Halliburton

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FORT WORTH, Texas, June 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), recently received the "Exceptional Supplier" rating from its customer Halliburton, one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. The Halliburton evaluation is performed annually to ensure that its suppliers are providing the best possible products and adhere to Halliburton's standards. Allied scored 105 out of a possible 115 points and was rated in the following categories:

• Health/Safety/Environment − Includes housekeeping, safety program and compliance with Halliburton requirements
• Service Quality − Includes quality of service, invoice accuracy, responsiveness to requests or needs, and process improvement
• Financial Stability – Includes financial stability, competitive and value added, increased efficiencies and process improvements

"It has been a pleasure working with each and every member of [the Allied] staff, and we at Halliburton are pleased to be in a business relationship with [Allied]," says Debbie Saxmann, procurement specialist at Halliburton, who performed the on-site evaluation. "I am very impressed with how the facility is maintained and the new technology in [Allied] operations. It shows that the employees take pride and privilege in their work and workplace."

About Allied Electronics

Allied Electronics is a small order, high service level distributor of electronic components and electromechanical products with over 50 sales offices across the United States and in Canada. With more than three million parts online and 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. www.alliedelec.com

About Halliburton

Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With more than 72,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities in approximately 80 countries, the company serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production through the life of the field. www.halliburton.com

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