ALLIED RECEIVES GOLD LEVEL DISTRIBUTOR AWARD FROM KEYSTONE AT EDS

Named "Valued Partner" by Keystone

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FORT WORTH, Texas, June 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), received the Gold Level Distributor Award for Outstanding Sales Performance from Keystone at the 2014 EDS Convention, the premier electronics distribution event of the year, held May 6-8 in Las Vegas, NV.

Keystone is a leading manufacturer of precision electronic interconnect components and hardware, supplying quality products to industries worldwide.
 
"Allied electronics was presented with Keystone's Gold Level Distributor Award for Outstanding Sales Performance at EDS 2014," said Joe Rosenblum, Regional Manager for Keystone. "Allied is a valued partner and a key component in our distribution channel. We look forward to seeing great things from them in the coming year."
 
"We're very proud to accept this award from one of our most valued suppliers," said Allied Vice President of Product Management Frank Cantwell. "We're gratified that Keystone thinks so highly of us, as we look forward to maintaining – and exceeding – the high standards of excellence that they've come to expect."
 
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.
 
Visit us at www.thinkallied.com
 
Find Allied Electronics on Facebook: www.facebook.com/alliedelectronics
Follow Allied Electronics on Twitter: @alliedelec
 
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.

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