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Allied Electronics Commemorates 85th Anniversary with Flag Raising

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FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), held a symbolic flag-raising ceremony at its corporate offices in Fort Worth, Texas, on Tuesday morning, August 6, 2013. The event commemorated 85 years since the company's founding in 1928 as Allied Radio in Chicago, Ill.

Approximately 200 employees along with special guests, former Allied president, David Yaniko, controller, Mark McKone and trade show manager, Ruthette Raines, attended the flag raising and enjoyed coffee and donuts.
Scott McLendon, President of Allied Electronics, opened the ceremony with a brief recounting of the Allied history. "We have a rich 85 year history during which we successfully navigated ever changing market environments. Through the years, Allied remained focused on delivering great customer experiences and it is that unwavering focus that will see us grow and remain successful in the future. I am proud and humbled to lead a company with our legacy, accomplishments and team of people who make Allied a great place to work."

Klaus Göldenbot, Global Sales Director for Electrocomponents plc, also attended the ceremony. "When I visit Allied, I am always struck by two strong characteristics of Allied employees," says Göldenbot. "The first is the focus to deliver a great customer experience as Scott mentions, and the second is the 'can-do' attitude of every Allied employee. These two things are what sets Allied apart and are key to its past and future success."

Throughout the day, Allied employees in more than 50 sales offices across the country and in Canada held dozens of celebrations to commemorate the company's 85th anniversary.

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 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. www.alliedelec.com

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