Electrocomponents Achieves NSPCC Patron Status

By Electrocomponents Plc, PRNE
Thursday, December 16, 2010

Over GBP150,000 Raised for Leading UK Children's Charity

OXFORD, England, December 17, 2010 - Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world's largest high service
distributor of electronics and maintenance products, announced it has
achieved patron status with the NSPCC, the UK's leading charity against
cruelty to children. Employees in the region have raised over GBP150,000
in the last ten years through payroll donation and regular charity events.

Jenni Cowlishaw, NSPCC Corporate Fundraising Manager for the Midlands
said "Electrocomponents has provided unwavering support to the NSPCC for many
years. It's wonderful to be able to recognise their efforts with patron
status. Continuing support from organisations like Electrocomponents means we
can plan our care much better. We hope that their example will inspire others
to get involved and help provide hope for so many."

Electrocomponents was invited to join the NSPCC Family as a lifelong
patron member in recognition of the significant donations made and the
long-standing support the company has provided.

"We are delighted to assume patron status and support the incredible work
that the NSPCC does protecting children and giving hope," commented Ian
, General Manager Human Resources at Electrocomponents. "Our employees
are keen and active supporters of this worthy organisation, opting to donate
through payroll giving as well as organising regular fundraising events and
activities. At Electrocomponents we take our social responsibility very
seriously and this achievement is testament to the caring and generous nature
of our employees."

Electrocomponents has supported the NSPCC since the start of the Full
Stop Campaign in 1999 with strong and steady payroll giving from employees,
along with employee fundraising, heavily promoted within the Group by a
strong team of Charity Champions.

About Electrocomponents plc

Electrocomponents is the world's largest distributor of electronics and
maintenance products serving 1.5 million customers worldwide. Through
operations in 27 countries and 17 warehouses, the Group distributes 500,000
products ranging from semiconductors and optoelectronics to power tools and
protective clothing. The product and service portfolio supports the entire
product lifecycle from R&D through pre-production to maintenance and repair,
shipping 40,000 orders on the same day they are received.

In the last financial year the Group had revenues of GBP972.6 million and
is listed on the London Stock Exchange. RS Components and Allied Electronics
are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc. For more detail please visit
the corporate website: www.electrocomponents.com.

In addition more information is available via these links:

Twitter: @RSElectronics

Tweet: Electrocomponents Achieves @theNSPCC Patron Status

Hashtags: #NSPCC #charity

RS Components on Linkedin


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About the NSPCC

The NSPCC is the UK's leading children charity specialising in child
protection and the prevention of cruelty to children. The NSPCC's purpose is
to end cruelty to children FULL STOP. Its vision is of a society where all
children are loved, valued and able to fulfil their potential.

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Weston House,
42 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3NH. Incorporated by Royal Charter. Registered
charity number 216401 and SC037717.

To express an interest in fundraising for the NSPCC, people can call

Lynn Webster-Scott, +44(0)7786-934744, Lynn.Webster-Scott at rs-components.com

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