US Department of Labor Honors Digi-Key Corporation

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - May 18, 2010

During a ceremony held May 12, 2010, electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation was recognized by the United States Department of Labor (US DOL) for providing employment to veterans and active members of the US military service. The ceremony was held at Digi-Key's facility in Thief River Falls, Minnesota.

Rick Trontvet, Digi-Key's vice president of human resources, accepted the award on Digi-Key's behalf from Heather Higgins, Regional Administrator for the US Department of Labor, and other representatives of the US DOL.

"Digi-Key recognizes the importance of employing veterans and active members of the US military," Trontvet said. "We are very proud to have so many talented employees who have dedicated themselves not only to their jobs at Digi-Key, but also to serving their country. It is a great honor to be recognized for the support we provide to veterans and active military service members."

Digi-Key is the only company in northern Minnesota to receive this recognition from the US DOL. Digi-Key currently employs many veterans as well as a dozen individuals who are active members of the military, two of whom are currently on military leave that involves overseas service.

At the ceremony on May 12, Higgins said, "The US Department of Labor views Digi-Key as a model employer that is making a difference to the residents of northern Minnesota by providing career opportunities in a challenging economic environment. The quality employment opportunities afforded to area veterans by Digi-Key is further testament to Digi-Key's patriotic spirit and appreciation for the skills veterans bring to the workplace."

In addition to providing employees with legally required military leave that does not negatively affect their pay and benefits, Digi-Key also provides active military members with holiday pay for company holidays missed during military leave.

For information about Digi-Key careers and benefits, visit www.digikey.com/careers.

Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, focuses on providing customers with superior service, which includes product selection and availability, on-time delivery, and responsiveness. Using leading-edge processes and state-of-the-art technologies, Digi-Key serves a global customer base from its 600,000 square foot facility in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA.

Photo Insert: During a ceremony held May 12, 2010 at Digi-Key Corporation in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, Rick Trontvet, Digi-Key's vice president of human resources, accepted a certificate of appreciation from Heather Higgins, Regional Administrator for the US Department of Labor. The US DOL presented the certificate to Digi-Key in recognition of the company's employment of veterans and active members of the US military service.

About Digi-Key Corporation

Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available on the Digi-Key website.