Bourns Europe Awarded 2012 TTI Supplier Excellence Award at the Highest Platinum Level

Riverside, Calif., March 21, 2013 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, announced today that distributor TTI, Inc. Europe has awarded Bourns' European operations with its prestigious 2012 TTI Supplier Excellence Award at the Platinum Level, the highest award level given to suppliers. This is the first year Bourns Europe has achieved Platinum Level status, which requires five consecutive years of award recognition, and continuous recognition each year to maintain Platinum status. Bourns Europe was also singled out as the supplier with the highest total score earning TTI's Diamond Award for 2012.

"It is a great accomplishment to be honored with two different Supplier Excellence Awards from TTI, Inc. Europe," said Ferdinand Leicher, vice president of sales for Europe at Bourns, Inc. "These awards reflect the strong partnership Bourns has built with TTI, and are the result of our dedicated team that remains committed to quality performance and excellent service. This exceptional team effort has earned us consistent award recognition and the highest total score Diamond Award marks a truly successful year for both Bourns and TTI in Europe."

About TTI
TTI, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the world's leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components. TTI's philosophy is "Lead by Design", and the company differentiates itself by focusing on people, parts and process. TTI in Europe strives to be the distributor of choice for customers and suppliers alike by introducing new product technologies and by stocking broad and deep inventory across its franchise base. TTI's sophisticated inventory management system ensures the ability to service changes in demand due to fluctuating markets and supply chains. For more information about TTI, please visit

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Annette Keller
Keller Communication
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Josephine Chen
Bourns Asia Pacific, Inc.
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