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Allied Electronics Ranks #129 out of Top 500 E-Retailers

Allied Electronics Is Recognized as an Industry Leader and Trendsetter in the 2012 Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide (May 16, 2012)

FORT WORTH, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 05/16/12 -- Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), ranks #129 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide (2012 edition). The Top 500 Guide, published by Vertical Web Media LLC, is an authoritative ranking and a comprehensive analysis of North America's 500 largest e-retailers. Up from last year's ranking of 131, this is Allied's second consecutive year to be included in the Top 500.

"We are proud to be recognized again this year as one of the top ecommerce companies," comments Dan Stewart, director of e-commerce at Allied. "Our commitment to creating a great experience for our customers and having one of the best offerings in electronics and automation continues to pay off."

Released in May, the Top 500 rankings are based on annual 2011 Internet sales, researched by Internet Retailer, and confirmed by retailers. This report includes company financial, operational and performance data, as well as vendors in key categories. The Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide is available online and can be ordered at

About Allied Electronics
Allied Electronics is a small order, high service level distributor of electronic components and electromechanical products with over 50 sales offices across the United States and in Canada. With more than two million parts online and 110,000 products featured in the Allied Catalog, engineers and purchasers often look to Allied for a broad range of product solutions from over 300 world-class suppliers. Allied Electronics and RS Components are trading brands of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products headquartered in Oxford, England.

About Internet Retailer
Published by Chicago-based Vertical Web Media LLC, Internet Retailer is a monthly national business magazine that is at the core of the leading retail information website, an e-commerce conference and four directories that serve the retailing community. Internet Retailer's 42,500 subscribers and 250,000 monthly web readers represent senior executives primarily from retail chains, independent stores, catalogs, virtual merchants and brand name manufacturers. Internet Retailer's circulation represents the largest multichannel readership base of any retailing magazine.

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