Electrocomponents Appoints New Head of eCommerce

By Electrocomponents Plc, PRNE
Sunday, October 31, 2010

Keith Reville to Spearhead Continued Expansion of Online Strategy

OXFORD, England, November 1, 2010 - Electrocomponents PLC (www.electrocomponents.com/) (LSE:ECM),
the world's largest high service distributor of electronics and maintenance
products, today announces the appointment of Keith Reville to the new
position of General Manager of eCommerce. Keith is appointed to the
Executive Committee of Electrocomponents and assumes overall responsibility
for driving forward the Group's eCommerce strategy and continuing to enrich
the online experience for customers of RS Components (
www.rs-components.com/index.html) and Allied Electronics
(www.alliedelec.com/) around the world.

Keith joins the Group from Orange UK Ltd where he held the position of
Director of Online Sales, responsible for the company's online mobile store
and telesales operations, which generated over GBP600m in revenues. His
previous roles include Director of eBusiness at Hilton International Ltd and
Head of Dotcom Sales at Thomas Cook UK.

eCommerce is at the heart of Electrocomponents's growth strategy. It was
the first company in the sector to have a transactional eCommerce capability
in 1998 and today the group's 49 websites receive a total of 5.5 million
visits from over 2.5 million users each month.

Commenting on the new appointment, Ian Mason, Group Chief Executive said:
"Our online business is expanding rapidly, and now represents 47% of our
revenues. Keith's strong track record in growing eCommerce revenues makes him
the ideal person to lead our online business as we continue to invest in its
growth." He continued: "Electrocomponents has a target of deriving 70% of its
total revenues from eCommerce and Keith's appointment reflects our desire to
achieve that target sooner rather than later."

Commenting on his appointment, Keith Reville said: "I am excited about
joining Electrocomponents at this time. They have an unparalleled reputation
built on the highest levels of customer service combined with the most
attractive product range in the market. Their eCommerce strategy has already
yielded magnificent results and I look forward to accelerating its momentum."

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.

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Relevant Links:

RS Components (www.rs-components.com/index.html)

Electrocomponents PLC (www.electrocomponents.com/)

Allied Electronics (www.alliedelec.com/)

    Editorial Contact:
    Andrea Barnard

    Mark Talylor

Editorial Contact: Andrea Barnard, Electrocomponents, andrea.barnard at electrocomponents.com, +44(0)1865-207464; Analysts/Investors: Mark Talylor, Electrocomponents, mark.taylor at electrocomponents.com, +44(0)1865-207558

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