March 20 Premier Farnell Plc, a
distributor of small electronics and electronic parts, reported
an 8 percent rise in full-year pretax profit, helped by strong
sales in emerging markets in the second half of the year.
Pretax profit for the year ended Feb. 2 rose to 74.8 million
pounds ($124.3 million) from 69.0 million pounds a year earlier.
Revenue rose 2.6 percent to 968 million pounds.
Premier Farnell sells roughly half a million products
ranging from batteries to CCTV cameras in more than 100
countries through its websites including Newark, Farnell and
The company's shares closed at 220 pence on the London Stock
Exchange on Wednesday.
($1 = 0.6014 British Pounds)
(Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain in Bangalore; Editing by