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SMTC Corporation Appoints New Board Director

TORONTO, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - SMTC Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTX) (TSX: SMX), a global electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider, announced today the appointment of Mr. Claude Germain to its Board of Directors. Mr. Germain brings extensive supply chain, operating and strategic leadership experience to the SMTC board.

Currently, Mr. Germain is Managing Partner and Principal for Rouge River Capital Ltd., a merchant bank focused on midmarket industrial and supply chain businesses. He also serves on the board of TAL International Group, Inc. as well as several private company boards. Previously, he served as Managing Director of Schenker Canada, a leading logistics company from 2005 to 2010. Prior to joining Schenker, Mr. Germain was Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Cube Route. He was also Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Grocery Gateway Inc; President of a Texas-based third party logistics firm; and a management consultant for The Boston Consulting Group.

Mr. Germain is a graduate of the Harvard Business School, where he received a master of business administration degree. He also has a bachelor of science degree in engineering physics from Queens University.

"Claude will be an asset to our board as he brings extensive capabilities and a solid track record in positioning companies for success," stated Wayne McLeod, chairman, SMTC Board of Directors.

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, and Mexico, and a partnering relationship in China, with over 1,500 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 is a public company incorporated in Delaware with its shares traded on the Nasdaq National Market System under the symbol SMTX and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol SMX. For further information on SMTC Corporation, please visit our website at www.smtc.com ( http://www.smtc.com/)

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