PREMIER FARNELL PLC: Holding(s) in Company

For filings with the FSA include the annex                                               
                                                                                    
For filings with issuer exclude the annex                                                


                                                                                        
                                                                                        


                                                                                    
TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi                                          


                                                                                        
                                                                                        


                                                                                    
1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer                                      
of existing shares to which voting rights are attached:  Premier Farnell plc 
                                                                                     
2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):                
                                                                                    
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights   
An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which may result         
in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached          
                                                                                    
An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to               
qualifying financial instruments                                                         
                                                                                    
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights                                         
                                                                                    
Other (please specify): A Transfer -out of total voting rights                        X 
                                                              
                                                                                    
3. Full name of person(s) subject to the                 Capital Group International Inc
notification obligation:iii                                                              
                                                                                    
4. Full name of shareholder(s)                                                          
 (if different from 3.):iv                                                               
                                                                                    
5. Date of the transaction and date on                                                  
which the threshold is crossed or                                            4 June 2012
reached: v                                                                               
                                                                                    
6. Date on which issuer notified:                                            5 June 2012 
                                                                                    
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or                                          Below 8%
reached: vi, vii   
                                                                   
                                                                                    
8. Notified details:                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
                               
A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix                                                                             


                   
                                                                                                                        


                 
Class/type of shares  GB0003318416
Number of shares  29,599,818 
Number of Voting rights  29,599,818 
Number of shares - Indirect  29,492,518  
Number of voting rights - Indirect  29,492,518  
% of voting rights - Indirect  7.9755% 
                
B: Qualifying Financial Instruments 
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction 
Type of financial instrument   
n/a                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                       
 
C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial 
                                                         
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction 
Type of financial instrument     
n/a                                                                                                                      
             
Total (A+B+C)                                                                                                            
                  
Number of voting rights      29,492,518                                
Percentage of voting rights    7.9755%    
                                            
9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the          
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi 
                                                                   
Proxy Voting:                                                                            
                                                                                    
10. Name of the proxy holder:                                                            
                                                                                    
11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease                                     
to hold:                                                                                 
                                                                                    
12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold                                       
voting rights:  
                                                                      
                            
13. Additional information:                                                              
                                                                                    
14. Contact name:                                                            Steven Webb 
                                                                                    
15. Contact telephone number:                                              0113 348 4599 
                                                                                    
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