SMTC Appoints Larry Silber and Claude Germain to the Board of Directors

SMTC Appoints Larry Silber and Claude Germain to the Board of Directors

TORONTO, Oct. 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SMTC Corporation (Nasdaq:SMTX), a
global electronics manufacturing services provider, announced today the
appointment of Mr. Larry Silber and Mr. Claude Germain to its Board of
Directors.

Larry Silber was the Chief Operating Officer, until April 2012, of Hayward
Industries, Inc., a privately held and industry leading global manufacturer of
equipment for the swimming pool and spa market, and for the industrial
fluid-control market. He was named Chief Operating Officer of Hayward in June
2008 following a 30-year career with Ingersoll Rand Company. While at
Ingersoll Rand, he served most recently as President of the Utility Equipment
Group, and then helped manage a divestiture of this business and related
businesses to Doosan, a Korean based multinational company. He concurrently
served as Chairman of Ingersoll Rand Canada, and was on the Board of Directors
of a number of foreign entities for Ingersoll Rand. Larry has extensive
manufacturing experience in global markets, and in negotiating joint ventures
and acquisitions. Larry is a graduate of Rutgers College, The State University
of New Jersey.

Claude Germain, SMTC's President and Co-Chief Executive Officer, who will also
be joining the Board of Directors, stated, "We are very excited to welcome
Larry to the Board. His significant experience in global manufacturing and
operations will help us build value for our shareholders."

About SMTC Corporation: SMTC Corporation, founded in 1985, is a mid-size
provider of end-to-end electronics manufacturing services (EMS) including PCBA
production, systems integration and comprehensive testing services, enclosure
fabrication, as well as product design, sustaining engineering and supply
chain management services. SMTC facilities span a broad footprint in the
United States, Canada, Mexico, and China, with more than 1,875 full-time
employees. SMTC services extend over the entire electronic product life cycle
from the development and introduction of new products through to the growth,
maturity and end-of-life phases. SMTC offers fully integrated contract
manufacturing services with a distinctive approach to global original
equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and emerging technology companies primarily
within industrial, computing and communication market segments. SMTC was
recognized in 2012 by Frost & Sullivan with the Global EMS Award for Product
Quality Leadership.

SMTC is a public company incorporated in Delaware with its shares traded on
the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol SMTX. For further information on
SMTC Corporation, please visit our website at www.smtc.com

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CONTACT: Investor Relations Information:
         Claude Germain
         President and Chief Executive Officer
         Telephone: (905) 413.1272
         Email: investorrelations@smtc.com
        
         or
        
         John Nesbett/Jennifer Belodeau
         Institutional Marketing Services (IMS)
         Telephone: (203) 972-9200
         Email: jnesbett@institutionalms.com
        
         Public Relations Information:
         Tom Reilly
         Director of Marketing
         Telephone: (905) 413.1188
         Email: publicrelations@smtc.com

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