Elektron PLC 21 February 2006 For immediate release 21 February 2006 Elektron Plc ("Elektron" or the "Company") Elektron, the AIM quoted components group, announces that the Company may, pursuant to the authority granted at its Annual General Meeting held on 28 July 2005, purchase its own shares on market in relation to the following transaction: Family and associated holdings of the late Mr JAD Skailes, a former director of the Company, have indicated that they wish to sell 2,215,000 ordinary shares, which represents 2.8 per cent. of the current issued share capital of the Company. In order to maintain an orderly market in the Company's shares the Board of Directors has confirmed that it is prepared to purchase these shares, in an on-market transaction, to the extent that other purchasers have not done so within five business days of the date hereof, at the mid market price prevailing at the close of business on the day preceding this announcement, which amounted to 13.5 p per share. Details of the number of shares purchased will be announced after completion of the transaction. For further information: Christopher Leigh Elektron Plc Tel: 020 8477 9308 This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange