March 25, 2013 at 18:08 PM EDT
Celestica Receives Frost & Sullivan's 2012 Global EMS Aerospace and Defense Company of the Year Award

TORONTO, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Celestica Inc. (NYSE: CLS) (TSX: CLS), a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, today announced it has received Frost & Sullivan's 2012 Global EMS Aerospace and Defense (A&D) Company of the Year Award.

Frost & Sullivan presented this award to Celestica for demonstrating excellence in a number of areas, including growth strategy and implementation, innovation with products and technology, and leadership in customer value.

Frost & Sullivan acknowledged Celestica for its achievements in moving beyond the traditional definition of an EMS provider and emerging as an innovative supply chain solutions partner. Frost & Sullivan's research revealed that Celestica's customer-focused approach, dedicated A&D centers of excellence and ability to evolve with A&D industry dynamics brings its customers true value.

"Celestica's position within the EMS market for Aerospace & Defense has been elevated by its ability to truly understand its customers' unique risks and requirements and help them overcome challenges in their marketplace," said Lavanya Rammohan, Analyst, Frost & Sullivan. "Through its dedicated centers of excellence and supply chain expertise, Celestica has been able to create a new level of competitive benchmarking in the EMS A&D market."

"We are very proud to accept this award from Frost & Sullivan," said Michael McGuire, Vice President, Aerospace and Defense, Celestica. "This is a reflection of the depth of our A&D knowledge and expertise, as well as our number one market share position for EMS in the A&D segment. Our global teams remain focused on continuing to deliver the highest quality and innovative products and solutions that meet our customers most demanding and critical requirements."

About Celestica

Celestica is dedicated to delivering end-to-end product lifecycle solutions to drive our customers' success. Through our simplified global operations network and information technology platform, we are solid partners who deliver informed, flexible solutions that enable our customers to succeed in the markets they serve. Committed to providing a truly differentiated customer experience, our agile and adaptive employees share a proud history of demonstrated expertise and creativity that provides our customers with the ability to overcome any challenge.

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SOURCE Celestica Inc.

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