Molex Presents Digi-Key Corporation with 2012 Global eCatalog Distributor of the Year Award

  Molex Presents Digi-Key Corporation with 2012 Global eCatalog Distributor of
  the Year Award

 Award recognizes outstanding financial growth and operational excellence in
    marketing Molex products to electronics manufacturers around the world

Business Wire

LISLE, Ill. -- December 20, 2012

Molex Incorporated today announced that it will present its 2012 Global
eCatalog Distributor of the Year award to Digi-Key Corporation. The award
recognizes a Molex global partner demonstrating financial growth coupled with
operational and management excellence in advancing Molex products and
technology around the world.

“Digi-Key not only outgrew all of its competitors in the Internet-based
eCatalog space, but also demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to
supporting Molex products in the global marketplace,” said Fred Bell, vice
president, global distribution, Molex. “Whether we were introducing a new
product or launching a promotion or new packaging option, the Digi-Key team
was right there to reinforce our marketing efforts. We are pleased to honor
them with our 2012 eCatalog Distributor of the Year Award.”

“The Internet is changing how we communicate with our customers and, most
importantly, how we deliver timely information to engineers,” said Chris
Beeson, vice president, global sales and business development at Digi-Key.
“Together with Molex, we are able to showcase the latest and greatest
component technologies and offer a broad selection of new, in-stock products.
As a result, Digi-Key’s Molex customers have come to expect high-value
content, product availability, exceptional service and fast delivery.”

Headquartered in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, Digi-Key Corporation
(www.digikey.com) serves over 450,000 customers worldwide. With over $1.5
billion in annual sales, the firm is one of the fastest growing distributors
of electronic components in the world, offering more than 750,000 products and
the ability to ship 99% of all orders the same day they are placed.

Candidates for the Molex annual Global Distribution Awards are evaluated based
on criteria in three categories, including:

  *Financial: Year over year sales growth
  *Operational: Inventory, new product support, order coverage and other
    factors
  *Management: Accessibility to management team, training program support,
    feedback on pricing strategy, etc.

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About Molex Incorporated

Providing more than connectors, Molex delivers complete interconnect solutions
for a number of markets including data communications, telecommunications,
consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, medical, military and lighting.
Established in 1938, the company operates 40 manufacturing locations in 16
countries. The Molex website is www.molex.com. Follow us at
www.twitter.com/molexconnectors, watch our videos at
www.youtube.com/molexconnectors, connect with us at
www.facebook.com/molexconnectors and read our blog at www.connector.com.

Molex is a registered trademark of Molex Incorporated.

Contact:

FOR EDITORIAL INFORMATION
Outlook Marketing Services
Christa Carroll, 630-408-9164
christa.carroll@molex.com
Molex Incorporated
Larry Wegner, 630-527-2650
larry.wegner@molex.com
 
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