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Celestica Recognized as Canadian Manufacturer of the Year

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Celestica Recognized as Canadian Manufacturer of the Year18:00 EDT Tuesday, July 05, 2011TORONTO, July 5, 2011 /CNW/ - Celestica Inc. (NYSE: CLS), (TSX: CLS), a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded Canadian Manufacturer of the Year by Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME).The Manufacturer of the Year Award recognizes companies for achieving a fully integrated national and international manufacturing network, as well as demonstrating continuous improvement, strong leadership, and a commitment to sustainability and serving its community.In the competitive technology marketplace, Celestica is expanding its business in areas such as design, engineering and supply chain services and is investing in diversified markets that include industrial, healthcare and green technology. At the same time, the company is focused on speed and flexibility, as well as driving increased productivity and responsiveness through information technology."Celestica has taken innovation in the new economy to the next level," said Jayson Myers, President and CEO, CME. "Its model, focused on agility to solve the challenges of its customers, is the new benchmark for all companies around the globe. We need more innovative companies like Celestica - companies with Canadian vision and global excellence. CME congratulates Celestica for being a Canadian manufacturer and global leader.""This award is emblematic of how Celestica has responded to the rapidly changing marketplace, both in Toronto and around the globe," said Mike Andrade, Senior Vice President, Diversified Markets, Celestica. "We are shifting away from pure manufacturing to managing the global supply chain of complex technological products. This enables us to proactively deliver solutions that solve our customers' challenges and accelerate their success."Celestica was also recognized for its commitment to sustainability and for supporting its local communities in Asia, Europe and North America. For example, in Toronto, Celestica was recognized by the United Way of Toronto with the Corporate Support Award based on its exceptional commitment to United Way Toronto. In addition, Celestica was named to Canada's Green 30, an annual list based on Aon Hewitt's Employee Green Index.About CelesticaCelestica 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.For further information on Celestica, visit www.celestica.com.The company's security filings can also be accessed at www.sedar.com and www.sec.gov.Celestica Safe Harbour and Fair Disclosure StatementThis news release contains forward-looking statements related to our future growth, trends in our industry, our financial and or operational results, and our financial or operational performance. Such forward-looking statements are predictive in nature, and may be based on current expectations, forecasts or assumptions involving risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements themselves. Such forward-looking statements may, without limitation, be preceded by, followed by, or include words such as "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates," "intends," "plans," or similar expressions, or may employ such future or conditional verbs as "may", "will", "should," or "would," or may otherwise be indicated as forward-looking statements by grammatical construction, phrasing or context. The risks and uncertainties referred to above include, but are not limited to: variability of operating results among periods; inability to retain or grow our business due to execution problems resulting from significant headcount reductions, plant closures and product transfer associated with major restructuring activities; the effects of price competition and other business and competitive factors generally affecting the EMS industry; the challenges of effectively managing our operations during uncertain economic conditions; our dependence on a limited number of customers; our dependence on industries affected by rapid technological change; the challenge of responding to lower-than-expected customer demand; our ability to successfully manage our international operations; and delays in the delivery and/or general availability of various components used in the manufacturing process. These and other risks and uncertainties and factors are discussed in the Company's various public filings at www.sedar.com and www.sec.gov, including our Form 20-F and subsequent reports on Form 6-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.We disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.For further information: Media Contact: Pam White Celestica Global Communications Phone: 416-448-2200 Email: pamw@celestica.com