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Allied Electronics Partners With Facebook Fans to Fight Cancer

Allied Electronics Donates $2,500 to the American Cancer Society While Encouraging Its Facebook Fans to Spread the Word About Beating Cancer (April 12, 2012)

FORT WORTH, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 04/12/12 -- Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), donated $2,500 to the Fort Worth branch of the American Cancer Society in April. The donation was the result of a Facebook campaign designed to engage Facebook fans while creating awareness for the charity.

For every like, comment, share or new fan, Allied pledged to donate one dollar to the American Cancer Society, up to $2,500. The campaign grabbed the attention of Allied's 13,500 Facebook fans and was shared with more than 150,000 Facebook users.

"Allied is committed to supporting the community by giving back and helping those less fortunate," says Elisa Weber, director of marketing at Allied. "Cancer has touched all of our lives in one way or another. This proves that our customers, too, want to make a difference. Working together, we can help more people beat cancer and celebrate more birthdays with their families and loved ones."

About Allied Electronics
Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), is a distributor of electronic components and electromechanical products. As an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer (m/f/v/d) committed to diversity, Allied employs more than 750 people in its Fort Worth corporate office and 50-plus sales offices across the United States and Canada. Allied is recruiting high-energy professionals and individuals with distribution backgrounds who enjoy working hard and being a part of a successful team.

About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has 12 chartered Divisions, more than 900 local offices nationwide, and a presence in more than 5,100 communities.

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