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

Nov 23, 10 at 8:05 AM EST

TORONTO, Nov 23, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

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 2010 EMS Partner Operational Excellence and Excellence in Partner IT Collaboration awards from Cisco.

These prestigious awards recognize Celestica for delivering the strongest EMS performance in 2010 through operational excellence and innovation, and for IT collaboration. The distinctions were awarded during Cisco's 19th annual Supplier Appreciation Event, held at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The event celebrated the commitment of Cisco's preferred suppliers to ongoing customer satisfaction and accelerated growth as demonstrated by their operational excellence and innovation.

"Celestica has effectively demonstrated operational excellence through the exemplary commitment and perseverance of its site operations and global support team," said Jeff Gallinat, Vice President, Global Manufacturing Operations, Customer Value Chain Management, Cisco.  "In addition, Celestica has also proactively invested in information technology, architecture and software to build a strong, agile value chain that supports accelerated growth."

Cisco presented awards to suppliers in recognition of their contributions to Cisco's success in fiscal year 2010. Cisco also reaffirmed the importance of supplier relationships as the company pursues its vision to build the human network and transform the way we live, work, plan and learn.

"We are very pleased to be recognized by Cisco with two prestigious awards that demonstrate our ability to collaborate effectively and deliver innovative solutions that drive success for Cisco's business," said Walter Jankovic, Vice President and General Manager, Global Customer Business Unit, Celestica. "These awards are a testament to Celestica's brand and to our people who are committed to delivering solutions that provide a competitive advantage for its customers."

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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