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

September 14, 2011

TORONTO, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – 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 Network
http://www.informationweek.com

The 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 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.

Celestica Safe Harbour and Fair Disclosure Statement
This 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
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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.

SOURCE Celestica Inc.


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