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Celestica Earns a Spot on 2011 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators Across North America

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Celestica Earns a Spot on 2011 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators Across North America17:00 EDT Wednesday, September 14, 2011TORONTO, Sept. 14, 2011 /CNW/ - Celestica Inc. (NYSE, TSX: CLS), a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, today announced that it made this year's InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of North America's most innovative users of business technology. The 2011 list was revealed last night at a gala awards ceremony at the exclusive InformationWeek 500 Conference taking place at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA."Celestica's approach to IT innovation is to deliver strategic value to our customers and support their long- and short-term growth and profitability," said Mary Gendron, Chief Information Officer, Celestica. "To be listed in the InformationWeek 500 as an innovative user of business technology demonstrates our commitment to providing value and results for our customers."Celestica was recognized in the 2011 InformationWeek 500 includes for its custom Manufacturing Execution System, a unique IT service that is designed to support the complex requirements of the electronics manufacturing services industry. It serves as an online transaction processing system that controls the process flow and configuration of a diverse portfolio of serialized electronic products throughout the entire product lifecycle. Celestica developed the proprietary IT solution to become more efficient and adaptive in identifying and delivering product solutions for its customers."For 23 years, the InformationWeek 500 has chronicled and honoured the most innovative users of business technology," said InformationWeek Editor-in-Chief Rob Preston. "In this day and age, however, being innovative isn't enough. Companies and their IT organizations need to innovate faster than ever before to stay a step or two ahead of their customers, partners, and competitors. This year's ranking placed special emphasis on those high-octane business technology innovators."InformationWeek identifies and honours the North America's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of North America's best-known companies. Top winners have included:  The Vanguard Group, CME Group, Conway, National Semiconductor, Kimberly-Clark, Hilton Hotels and Unum. The InformationWeek 500 ranking is unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500.About InformationWeek Business Technology Networkhttp://www.informationweek.comThe InformationWeek Business Technology Network provides IT executives with unique analysis and tools that parallel their work flow—from defining and framing objectives through to the evaluation and recommendation of solutions. Anchored by InformationWeek, the multimedia powerhouse that looks across the enterprise, the network scales across the most critical technology categories with online properties like DarkReading.com (security), NetworkComputing.com (networking and communications) and BYTE (consumer technology). The network also provides focused content for key IT targets, such as CIOs, developers, and SMBs via InformationWeek Global CIO, Dr. Dobb's and InformationWeek SMB, as well as vital vertical industries with InformationWeek Financial Services, Government and Healthcare sites. Content is at the nucleus of our information distribution strategy—IT professionals turn to our experts and communities to stay informed, get advice and research technologies to make strategic business decisions.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.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; delays in the delivery and/or general availability of various components used in the manufacturing process; and the ability to maintain required certifications. 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: For more information, please contact: Celestica Pam White Celestica Global Communications Phone: 416-448-2200 Email: pamw@celestica.com InformationWeek Winnie Ng Schuchman  Phone: 631-406-6507 Email: wng@techweb.com