SMTC Announces the Appointment of Josh Chien as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing

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TORONTO, April 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SMTC Corporation (Nasdaq:SMTX) ("SMTC"), a recognized global electronics manufacturing services provider, announced the appointment of Josh Chien, as its Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing.

Mr. Chien is an accomplished executive with over 15 years of experience in the EMS industry. He joins SMTC from Sanmina Corporation where he was Vice President of Strategic Business Engagement. Mr. Chien has successfully grown the revenue of organizations with multiple sites by generating new customers, expanding the business with existing customers and adding new service offerings.

"We are pleased that Josh has joined the SMTC executive team. He brings a wealth of knowledge in business development and customer service. We expect him to have a significant impact on the growth of STMC," stated President and Chief Executive Officer, Sushil Dhiman.

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, Mexico, and China, with more than 1,800 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 National Market System under the symbol SMTX. For further information on SMTC Corporation, please visit our website at www.smtc.com (http://www.smtc.com/).

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Investor Relations Information:
Sushil Dhiman
President and Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (905) 413.1190
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Public Relations Information:
Tom Reilly
Director of Marketing
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