Berk-Tek Presented With Graybar’s Supplier Excellence Award

ST. LOUIS, April 11, 2011 – Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, presented Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company, with the Graybar Supplier Excellence Award at its national training conference last week in Orlando, Fla.

The Graybar Supplier Excellence Award is presented semi-annually to recognize a product supplier that has collaborated with Graybar in an exceptional manner to successfully grow profitable business together.

"We are incredibly pleased to present Berk-Tek with this honor," said Kathy Mazzarella, Graybar executive vice president and chief operating officer. "Berk-Tek was chosen because they understand and support Graybar’s strategic market plan, collaborate effectively at all levels of our organization and demonstrate a commitment to achieving long-term success."

"I am very humbled and honored to accept this award for Berk-Tek," stated Kevin St. Cyr, president of Berk-Tek. "This marks a major highlight in Berk-Tek’s 50-year history."

Berk-Tek Presented With Graybar’s Supplier Excellence Award Berk-Tek President Kevin St. Cyr accepts Graybar's Supplier Excellence Award from Bob Reynolds, Graybar chairman, president and CEO and Kathy Mazzarella, Graybar executive vice president and COO.

About Graybar

Graybar, a Fortune 500 corporation and one of the largest employee-owned companies in North America, is a leader in the distribution of high quality electrical, communications and data networking products, and specializes in related supply chain management and logistics services. Through its network of nearly 240 North American distribution facilities, it stocks and sells products from thousands of manufacturers, helping its customers power, network and secure their facilities with speed, intelligence and efficiency. For more information, visit www.graybar.com or call 1-800-GRAYBAR.

About Berk-Tek

For 50 years, Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company, has been a leading manufacturer of more than 100 different network copper and fiber optic cable products. The company has led in the development of high-performance and enhanced fiber optic and UTP cables designed to transport high-speed data and voice transmissions. Berk-Tek has manufacturing facilities in New Holland, PA, Fuquay-Varina, NC and Elm City, NC. For more information, visit www.berktek.com. Nexans, Berk-Tek’s parent company, is a worldwide leader in the cable industry for telecommunications and energy networks. With an industrial presence in 40 countries with 23,700 employees, Nexans had sales in 2010 of more than 6 billion euros. Nexans is listed on the Paris stock exchange as NEX. Visit www.nexans.com.