Allied Electronics Recycling Efforts Save 1,275 Trees

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Cintas Corporation Recognizes Allied With the 2011 Environmental Award

FORT WORTH, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 07/02/12 -- Fort Worth-based Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), was recently recognized by Cintas Corporation with the Environmental Award for 2011. Cintas helps manage Allied's on-site recycling efforts. Allied was given the award for saving 1,275 trees, 150 barrels of oil, 525,000 gallons of water and 225 cubic yards of landfill, according to Cintas calculations.

'Allied is proud to be recognized for recycling efforts and sustainable initiatives,' says George Blais, facilities director at Allied. 'Being a responsible corporate citizen within our community is important, and we are committed to doing our part to protect the environment and conserve energy and natural resources.'

In addition to Allied's weekly paper recycling, the Allied warehouse recycles approximately 32 tons of material each week. Allied also demonstrates a commitment to the environment with energy-efficient operations that include state-of-the-art lighting, a composite roof and solar-control windows.

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. www.alliedelec.com

About Cintas Corporation
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types primarily throughout North America. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products and services, and document management services for approximately 900,000 businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. www.cintas.com

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