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Friday 16 December, 2011

Premier Farnell PLC

Holding(s) in Company


TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi                                         
                                                                                        
                                                                                       
                                                                                        
1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer                                      
of existing shares to which voting rights are                        Premier Farnell plc
attached:ii                                                                             
                                                                                        


2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):               
                                                                                        
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                                          yes
                                                                                        
An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which may result         
in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached         
                                                                                        
An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to               
qualifying financial instruments                                                        
                                                                                        
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights                                        
                                                                                        
Other (please specify):                                                                 
                                                                                        

 

3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation:      Harris Associates
iii                                                                                 L.P.
                                                                                        
4. Full name of shareholder(s)                                                          
 (if different from 3.):iv                                                              
                                                                                        
5. Date of the transaction and date on                                                  
which the threshold is crossed or                                      December 14, 2011
reached: v                                                                              
                                                                                        
6. Date on which issuer notified:                                      December 15, 2011
                                                                                        
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or                                                5%
reached: vi, vii                                                                        
                                                                                        

 

8. Notified details:                                                               
                                                                                   
A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix                                       
                                                                                   

 

Class/type   Situation         Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
of           previous                                                              
shares       to the triggering                                                     
             transaction                                                           
                                                                                   
if possible  Number   Number   Number    Number of voting       % of  voting rights
using        of       of       of shares rights                 x                  
the ISIN     Shares   Voting                                                       
CODE                  Rights   Direct    Direct xi Indirect xii Direct   Indirect  
                                                                                   
          GB                                                                       
  0003318416                                                                       
                                                     18,557,769          5.02%     
                                                                                   
                                                                                  
                                                                                   
B: Qualifying Financial Instruments                                                
                                                                                   
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                               
                                                                                   

 

Type of financial Expiration Exercise/            Number of voting     % of voting
instrument        date xiii  Conversion Period    rights that may be   rights     
                             xiv                  acquired if the                 
                                                  instrument is                   
                                                  exercised/                      
                                                  converted.                      
                                                                                  
                                                                                  
                                                                                  
                                                                                   
C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial      
Instruments xv, xvi                                                                
                                                                                   
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                               
                                                                                   
Type of    Exercise Expiration  Exercise/    Number of voting rights % of voting   
financial  price    date xvii   Conversion   instrument refers to    rights xix, xx
instrument                      period xviii                                       
                                                                                   
                                                                                   
                                                                     Nominal  Delta
                                                                                   
                                                                                  
                                                                                   
Total (A+B+C)                                                                      
                                                                                   
Number of voting rights                Percentage of voting rights                 
                                                                                   
18,557,769                             5.02%                                       
                                                                                   

 

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the          
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi                          
                                                                                        
                                                                                        
                                                                                        
Proxy Voting:                                                                           
                                                                                        
10. Name of the proxy holder:                                                           
                                                                                        
11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease                                     
to hold:                                                                                
                                                                                        
12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold                                       
voting rights:                                                                          
                                                                                        
                                                                                       
                                                                                        
13. Additional information:                                                             
                                                                                        
14. Contact name:                                                         Sarah E. Grimm
                                                                                        
15. Contact telephone number:                                             (312) 621-0628