Bourns Receives TTI 2016 Global Operations Excellence Award – Earns Highest Points Globally for Second Consecutive Year

Bourns Operations Worldwide Honored with TTI 2016 Supplier Excellence Award at the Top Platinum Level

RIVERSIDE, Calif., June 6, 2017 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that it has received TTI's Global Operations Excellence Award. For the second consecutive year, Bourns has won this prestigious award. In its sixth year, the Global Operations Excellence Award recognizes the supplier who earns the award in all three TTI regions – Americas, EMEA, and Asia, and who scores the highest total points globally. TTI's Supplier Excellence Award program measures on-time delivery, receiving quality, customer-reported quality, administrative quality, operations and business systems as well as quantifying sales and management support performance.

In addition, for the fourth successive year, Bourns' operations worldwide were honored with the TTI Supplier Excellence Award at the highest Platinum level. To achieve their Platinum level, TTI requires the supplier to earn five consecutive years of award recognition as well as continuous recognition each year to maintain Platinum status. Bourns' European and Asia operations were also separately awarded TTI's Diamond Award for the highest overall point achievement in their regions. Bourns Asia also received TTI's Best Quality Award for the supplier who scored highest in each of the quality categories. The awards were given at the TTI Supplier Executive Breakfast meeting held during the Electronic Distribution Show (EDS) in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

"Bourns' dedication to continuous improvement and exceptional customer service is evident in their ability to earn the global award for three of the last six years. On behalf of the TTI team, I wish to offer our sincere thanks to the Bourns organization for their outstanding global support of TTI," said Melanie Pizzey, Vice President Global Business Operations at TTI, Inc. "We are gratified that the Supplier Excellence Awards have been instrumental in elevating performance since the program's inception in 1995 where each year we raise the bar in our criteria to provide value-added service to our mutual customers."

"To be acknowledged by TTI as a supplier at the highest level is truly an honor for all the employees at Bourns. It signifies the success we have achieved in delivering the highest quality, on-time delivery and superior customer service," said Kelly Vogt, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Bourns, Inc. "As we celebrate Bourns' 70th anniversary this year, we are proud of the strong supplier relationship we have built with TTI, and our ongoing commitment to the continuous improvement of our people, technologies, systems, products and services."

About TTI TTI, Inc. a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an authorized, specialty distributor of interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) components and the distributor of choice for industrial and consumer electronic manufacturers worldwide. Broader and deeper inventory, leading-edge products and custom supply chain solutions have established TTI as the leading specialist in electronic component distribution. Globally, the company maintains 1.2 million cubic feet of dedicated warehouse space containing over 850,000 component part numbers. Along with its subsidiaries, Mouser Electronics and Sager Electronics, TTI employs more than 4,700 employees and is represented in over 100 locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information about TTI, visit www.ttiinc.com

About Bourns Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at www.bourns.com.

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