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RS Components Extends Industry-leading Semiconductor Offer in Online Authorised Reseller Agreement with STMicroelectronics

OXFORD, England and MUNICH, November 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Vast scope of ST product range substantially increases semiconductor options for RS customers worldwide

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world's leading high-service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has announced a global franchise agreement with STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications.

With immediate effect, RS will represent ST as an authorised reseller, stocking a broad array of products from the top-tier semiconductor company in its 17 warehouses across Europe, Asia and North America. ST's extensive portfolio includes analogue components, microcontrollers, MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) sensors such as accelerometers and gyroscopes, and power discretes.

"This agreement with ST has a positive impact for our customers around the world who now have access to a myriad world-class semiconductor solutions direct from our local warehouses," said Chris Page, Global Offer Director, Electrocomponents. "The extent of product choice is important, but with design engineers facing increasingly tough deadlines our free online design tools are a valuable resource to help them reduce the time spent sourcing the best products for their designs."

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world's leading high-service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 550,000 products through the Internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronics, automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2012 had revenues of £1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the website at http://www.rs-components.com.

Further information is available via these links:

Twitter: @RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS

RS Components on LinkedIn

http://www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components

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Electrocomponents plc

http://www.electrocomponents.com

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http://www.rs-components.com

DesignSpark

http://www.designspark.com

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