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Allied Electronics to Donate $37,000 to United Way

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FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allied Electronics held its sixth annual United Way Campaign during the month of September. Allied and its employees pledged and donated more than $37,000 to the organization, with the majority of funds to be deducted from employee payroll checks during the 2013 year. Employees will give approximately $26,000 from their own pockets, and the company will donate the remainder.

"The United Way Campaign is our biggest outreach into our local communities each year, and our combined efforts make a real difference," says Allied President Lee Davidson. "I am proud of Allied team members and their continued commitment to people and our community."

Allied's employee council, responsible for corporate community outreach, coordinated the campaign with a goal to increase the number of givers from last year. The council focused on educating employees that small donations can make significant differences. More than 188 employees across the country made pledges to United Way. Employees also contributed by: participating in an ice cream social and breakfast burrito sale, donating loose change, and paying two dollars to wear jeans for a day.

"Allied Electronics continues to be an exemplary partner with United Way of Tarrant County," says Crystal Alba, director of resource development for United Way of Tarrant County.  "Allied Electronics has raised over $100,000 in the past five years and put in over 80 hours of volunteering at local partner agencies.  Together, with partners like Allied Electronics, we will reach our goals to get the results our community needs."

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. Due to increased sales and various open positions, Allied is recruiting high-energy professionals and individuals with distribution backgrounds who enjoy working hard and being a part of a successful team. www.alliedelec.com

About United Way

United Way of Tarrant County is a local, nonprofit organization that advances the common good in Tarrant County by creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on the three key building blocks of education, income and health.  www.unitedway.org

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