SMTC Appoints Steve Brown to Vice President, Quality and Engineering

SMTC Appoints Steve Brown to Vice President, Quality and Engineering

TORONTO, May 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SMTC Corporation (Nasdaq:SMTX)
(TSE:SMX), a global electronics manufacturing services provider, announced
today the appointment of Mr. Steve Brown as Vice President, Quality and
Engineering.

Over his 20+ years of experience within EMS and OEM companies, Mr. Brown has
held progressively senior positions in Product Design, New Product
Introduction, Assembly and Test Engineering, R&D, and all aspects of Quality,
most recently with Celestica.Steve will be drawing on his knowledge of
working with many industry leading OEM companies in our customer segments, to
deliver state of the art innovation in technology and world class quality to
our customers.

Larry Silber, SMTC's Interim President and Chief Executive Officer stated, "We
are pleased and excited to have someone of Steve's caliber and industry
experience join our company and look forward to the operational contributions
he will make to SMTC."

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 2,300 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 and 2013 with the North American Growth Leadership Award in the EMS
industry, as one of the fastest growth companies in 2012.

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 atwww.smtc.com.

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CONTACT: For further information:
         Larry Silber
         Interim President and Chief Executive Officer,
         SMTC Corporation
         (905) 413.1190
         Email: investorrelations@smtc.com
        
         Investor Relations Information:
         Larry Silber
         Interim President and Chief Executive Officer
         Telephone: (905) 413.1190
         Email: investorrelations@smtc.com
        
         Public Relations Information:
         Tom Reilly
         Director of Marketing
         Telephone: (905) 413.1188
         Email: publicrelations@smtc.com

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