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TTI, Inc. and Tyco Electronics Sign Distribution Agreement

January 6, 2003 Fort Worth, Texas - Extending its successful relationship with Tyco Electronics in the United States , TTI Europe has signed a distribution agreement for interconnection and switch products covering the UK , France and Germany.

TTI brings a strong emphasis on electromechanical and passive products to Tyco Electronics’ distributor portfolio. A focused line card and a formalized design tracking methodology designated STEP (Strategic Tracking Engineering Program) which allows TTI to identify and track design opportunities are key additional strengths.

With extensive resources in Europe, including offices in Germany the UK and France, TTI is positioned to deliver strong demand creation and industry leading design capabilities in core industrial markets with the new Tyco Electronics line.

TTI aims to dramatically increase its share of the interconnect and switch markets in Europe, leveraging its position in passives and emphasizing its design-in expertise. Gene Conahan, President of TTI Europe commented, “We are honored to be associated with Tyco Electronics, a recognized leader in the electromechanical world. We see this agreement as a major stepping stone for us to establish TTI as the leading interconnect distributor in Europe.”

Tony Gatt, Vice President Global Industrial & Commercial Business Unit, EMEA of Tyco Electronics adds, “We are pleased about this partnership with TTI in Europe and have great expectations that we will generate new business for both parties. TTI brings a strong new business ethic and philosophy to Tyco Electronics’ distribution mix coupled with a major presence in Europe and strategic focus in industrialized markets.”

TTI, Inc. is the nations leading passive and interconnect specialist with offices in 43 major markets in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia.  Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, the privately owned distributor had global sales of $630M, including sales from its catalog subsidiary Mouser Electronics.

For more information on TTI, Inc. visit the company’s web site at For more corporate information contact Cathy Walensky, Corporate Communications Coordinator,