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Cisco Awards Celestica EMS Partner Operational Excellence and Excellence in Partner IT Collaboration Awards

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Cisco Awards Celestica EMS Partner Operational Excellence and Excellence in Partner IT Collaboration Awards17:15 EST Wednesday, November 28, 2012TORONTO, Nov. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Celestica Inc. (NYSE, TSX: CLS), a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, today announced that it has received both the 2012 EMS Partner Operational Excellence and Excellence in Partner IT Collaboration awards from Cisco.  The distinctions were awarded during Cisco's 21st Annual Supplier Appreciation Event.The prestigious 2012 EMS Partner Operational Excellence award recognizes Celestica for demonstrating strong operational performance as measured by Cisco's EMS Partner Scorecard and exhibiting best-in-class support of major Supply Chain Operations initiatives. The Excellence in Partner IT Collaboration award recognizes Celestica for leveraging information technology to enable a strong, agile supply chain foundation for Cisco."Celestica delivered excellent performance across all areas: quality, cost, delivery, and support, and we are pleased to award the company with the 'EMS Partner Operational Excellence' award," said Jack Allen, Senior Director, Logistics and Manufacturing Solutions, Cisco. "In addition, their commitment to a collaborative internal culture and external relationship with Cisco —demonstrated via the company's agility and performance during Cisco's Large Scale Services transformation — has earned Celestica their second award for 'Partner in IT Collaboration'."Cisco presented awards to suppliers in recognition of their contributions to Cisco's success in fiscal year 2012. At the event Cisco celebrated the shared successes of its global value chain with strategic suppliers and manufacturing partners and reaffirmed its commitment to a strong, continued partnership that will further accelerate innovation."We are very pleased to have received two prestigious awards from Cisco that reflect the strategic and collaborative relationship we have fostered with this valued customer," said Damian T. Wellesley-Winter, Vice President and General Manager Cisco Global Business Unit, Celestica. "This award is testament to our ability to deliver innovative solutions to our customers, driving their success within highly complex product portfolios."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.Safe Harbour and Fair Disclosure StatementStatements contained in this press release which are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. 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. For those statements, we claim the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and in any applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. Risks and uncertainties, as well as other information related to the Company, are discussed in the Company's various public filings at www.sedar.com and www.sec.gov, including our Annual Report on Form 20-F and subsequent reports on Form 6-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our Annual Information Form filed with the Canadian Securities Commissions. Forward-looking statements are provided for the purpose of providing information about management's current expectations and plans relating to the future. Readers are cautioned that such information may not be appropriate for other purposes.SOURCE: Celestica Inc.For further information: Celestica Global Communications +1 (416) 448-2200 media@celestica.com