Allied Electronics Signs Distribution Agreement With Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company of America

Allied Electronics Signs Distribution Agreement With Panasonic Industrial
Devices Sales Company of America

Allied Electronics Adds Panasonic Passive and Semiconductor Products to
Product Portfolio

FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 3, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allied Electronics, a
trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), recently signed a
distribution agreement with Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company of
America. Allied will add Panasonic's broad line of passive and semiconductor
products to its product mix, which includes capacitors, resistors, inductors,
thermal protection, circuit protection, discrete components, wireless RF
modules and more.

"Adding Panasonic strengthens the Allied product offering with another premier
brand," says Scott McLendon, vice president of product management and
marketing at Allied. "We expect Panasonic's strong brand and complete offering
to perform very well with our existing customers as well as provide
opportunity to gain additional market share."

Allied will be adding Panasonic products to its offering throughout the first
quarter of 2013.

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 two 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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About Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company of America
Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company of America
(formerly Panasonic Industrial Company of America) is the advanced industrial
components and electronic devices sales division of Panasonic Corporation of
North America -- the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic
Corporation (NYSE:PC) and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. branding, marketing,
sales, service and R & D operations.

Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company of America provides cutting-edge
components that power a diverse range of devices, electronic components,
optical drives, semiconductors, card readers and mechanical devices, including
compressors and motors used by millions of people each day. The Panasonic
Industrial Devices Sales Company website is designed to provide design
engineers and technical specifiers with a one-stop resource for researching,
identifying, locating and purchasing Panasonic's diverse range of Electronics
Components. www.panasonic.com/industrial
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CONTACT: Misty Robinson
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         misty.robinson@alliedelec.com

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