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

Nov 28, 12 at 5:16 PM EST

TORONTO, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - 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."

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