Press Contact: Courtney Brigham Spansion Inc. +1.408.616.5056 firstname.lastname@example.org Spansion Expands Distribution Network with Premier Farnell Global Franchise Agreement SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 19, 2010 -- Spansion Inc. announced today that it has signed a global franchise agreement with Premier Farnell plc. The agreement extends Spansion’s existing relationship in the U.S. with Newark to also include Farnell throughout Europe and Premier Electronics in the Asia-Pacific region. Spansion Flash memory will also be available through element14, Premier Farnell’s information portal for electronic design engineers. “Spansion is focused on building a best-in-class distribution channel. The addition of Farnell to our global footprint will enable us to expand our reach and provide another source for Spansion® Flash memory,” said Peter Stenseth, Vice President of Worldwide Distribution Sales. “Farnell’s unique high service strategy provides Spansion with highly customized product services and e-marketing opportunities. We look forward to offering our broad portfolio of Flash memory to Farnell’s extensive network of customers.” Premier Farnell customers can select Spansion Flash memory from a vast range of densities, different voltages, and varying levels of performance to meet their specific application requirements – all with high levels of quality and reliability customers have come to expect from Spansion. “The agreement with Spansion is a true reflection of our core business strategy which focuses on supporting our global base of electronic design engineers and enhancing our product offerings to our customers worldwide,” said Marianne Culver, Head of Global Supplier Management at Premier Farnell. “The expanded distribution agreement is a testament to our supplier relationships and we are excited by the opportunity this brings us, enabling us to strengthen our existing customer base and attract new ones globally.” About Spansion Spansion is a leading Flash memory solutions provider, dedicated to enabling, storing and protecting digital content in automotive, consumer electronics, networking and wireless applications. Spansion is focused exclusively on designing, developing, manufacturing, marketing, selling and licensing Flash memory solutions. For more information, visit http://www.spansion.com. Spansion®, the Spansion logo, MirrorBit®, MirrorBit® Eclipse™, ORNAND™, EcoRAM™ and combinations thereof, are trademarks and registered trademarks of Spansion LLC in the United States and other countries. Other names used are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. About Premier Farnell Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) is a leading high service, multi-channel distributor of electronic, and industrial products and specialist services throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. It goes to market with a differentiated value proposition, world-class marketing, a stocked range of 450,000+ products, and access to 4,000,000 more items from 3,500 top manufacturers. The company has group sales of £823.1m and over 4,100 employees globally. While global in scope, Premier Farnell recognises the individual needs of each market and has continued to internationalise its model accordingly, trading locally under different brand names. Its primary electronics businesses trade as Farnell in the UK, India, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Newark in the US, Canada and Mexico, and Premier Electronics in China and Hong Kong. In Singapore, Malaysia, and Brazil the operation is known as Farnell Newark. For more information visit the website at www.PremierFarnell.com.