LONDON, November 16 /PRNewswire/ --

- Green was Selected for the Top Honour in the Category, Best Executive in EMEA

Premier Farnell plc (LSE:PFL), the leading multi-channel, high service distributor supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals globally, announced that on Monday its CEO, Harriet Green won top honours at the International Stevie Awards for Woman in Business held in Las Vegas, Nevada at Caesars Palace for the Best Executive in EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) for companies with over 2,500 employees.

Presented by Infiniti, the 2007 Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an international competition recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding women executives and the companies they run. The awards are organised by the creators of the prestigious American Business Awards, hailed as "the business world's own Oscars" (New York Post, April 27, 2005).

Stevie Awards were handed out in categories including Best Entrepreneur, Best Executive, Lifetime Achievement, and Women Helping Women at the gala event on Monday evening. More than 800 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry around the globe were submitted for consideration.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are governed by a Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors that includes many leading women entrepreneurs and luminaries in business. Members of the Awards' Board selected Stevie winners from among the finalists. Finalists were short-listed by a worldwide group of business professionals during the preliminary stages of judging.

"I am honored to have been nominated and selected as the 2007 recipient of this award for EMEA," said Harriet Green, CEO of Premier Farnell, plc. "Premier Farnell is at an exciting stage in its development and this recognition of the progress we are making is truly gratifying"

About Premier Farnell

Premier Farnell plc (LSE:PFL) is a leading high service, multi-channel distributor of electronic, maintenance, repair and operation products and specialist services throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. It goes to market with a differentiated value proposition, world-class marketing, a stocked range of 400,000+ products, and access to 4,000,000 more items from 3,000 top manufacturers. The company has group sales of GBP823.1m and 4,100 employees globally.

While global in scope, Premier Farnell recognizes the individual needs of each market and has continued to internationalize its model accordingly, trading locally under different brand names. Its primary electronics businesses trade as Farnell in the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Newark in the US, Canada and Mexico, and Premier Electronics in China. In Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Brazil the operation is known as Farnell Newark. For more information visit the website at http://www.premierfarnell.com

Contact details for publication and editorial enquiries: Jenny Peters Head of Corporate Communications Premier Farnell plc Tel: +44-(0)207-851-4102 Mobile:+44-(0)7921740548 Email: JPeters@Premierfarnell.com

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Contact details for publication and editorial enquiries: Jenny Peters, Head of Corporate Communications, Premier Farnell plc, Tel: +44-(0)207-851-4102, Mobile:+44-(0)7921740548, Email: JPeters@Premierfarnell.com. Issued by: Jonathan Roberts, Account Director, Pinnacle Marketing Communications Ltd, Prosperity House, Dawlish Drive, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 5LN, UK, Email: jonathan@pinnaclemarcom.com Tel: +44-(0)20-8869-9339, Web: http://www.pinnacle-marketing.com