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18.08.2010

PRESS RELEASE: Operations Resume in Plexus' Oradea, Romania Facility Subsequent to a Fire Last Week

Plexus Corp. / 18.08.2010 22:01 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - a company of EquityStory AG. The issuer / publisher is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. =-------------------------------------------------------------------------- NEENAH, Wis., Aug. 18, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Plexus Corp. (Nasdaq:PLXS), announced today that it has resumed operations in Oradea, Romania following a fire that occurred last week (as previously announced). The fire was isolated to the administrative offices in one of the two buildings that Plexus leased approximately 18 months ago as the first phase of its lower cost European manufacturing strategy. The fire occurred at a time when the building was unoccupied; therefore, no injuries or fatalities resulted from this incident. While a final determination is still pending, the source of the fire appears consistent with an electrical failure. Mike Buseman, Sr. Vice President, Global Manufacturing Operations, commented, 'Given our growth plans in this geographically important region, we were fortunate that the fire was limited to non-production areas and we were able to relocate our administrative staff to our second building (adjacent to the fire damaged building) allowing us to continue operations seamlessly. During this short operations outage, we did not miss any customer shipments or experience any interruptions in our supply chain. Our team did an outstanding job at managing this incident and resuming operations quickly with minimal or no impact to our customers.' About Plexus Corp. - The Product Realization Company Plexus (www.plexus.com) is an award-winning participant in the Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) industry, providing product design, supply chain and materials management, manufacturing, test, fulfillment and aftermarket solutions to branded product companies in the Wireline/Networking, Wireless Infrastructure, Medical, Industrial/Commercial and Defense/Security/Aerospace market sectors. The Company's unique Focused Factory manufacturing model and global supply chain solutions are strategically enhanced by value-added product design and engineering services. Plexus specializes in mid- to low-volume, higher-mix customer programs that require flexibility, scalability, technology and quality. Plexus provides award-winning customer service to more than 100 branded product companies in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. The Plexus Corp. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=7065 Safe Harbor and Fair Disclosure Statement The statements contained in this release which are guidance or which are not historical facts (such as statements in the future tense and statements including 'believe,' 'expect,' 'intend,' 'plan,' 'anticipate,' 'goal,' 'target' and similar terms and concepts), including all discussions of periods which are not yet completed, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the economic performance of the industries, sectors and customers we serve; the risk of customer delays, changes, cancellations or forecast inaccuracies in both ongoing and new programs; the poor visibility of future orders, particularly in view of current economic conditions; the effects of the volume of revenue from certain sectors or programs on our margins in particular periods; our ability to secure new customers, maintain our current customer base and deliver product on a timely basis; the risk that our revenue and/or profits associated with customers who have been recently acquired by third parties will be negatively affected; the risks relative to new customers, including our arrangements with The Coca-Cola Company, which risks include customer delays, start-up costs, potential inability to execute, the establishment of appropriate terms of agreements, and the lack of a track record of order volume and timing; the risks of concentration of work for certain customers; our ability to manage successfully a complex business model; the risk that new program wins and/or customer demand may not result in the expected revenue or profitability; the fact that customer orders may not lead to long-term relationships; the effects of the current constrained supply environment, which has led and may continue to lead to periods of shortages and delays in obtaining components based on the lack of capacity at some of our suppliers to meet increased demand, or which may cause customers to increase forecasts and orders to secure raw material supply or result in our inability to secure raw materials required to complete product assemblies; raw materials and component cost fluctuations particularly due to sudden increases in customer demand; the risks associated with excess and obsolete inventory, including the risk that inventory purchased on behalf of our customers may not be consumed or otherwise paid for by customer resulting in an inventory write-off; the weakness of the global economy and the continuing instability of the global financial markets and banking system, including the potential inability on our part or that of our customers or suppliers to access cash investments and credit facilities; the effect of changes in the pricing and margins of products; the effect of start-up costs of new programs and facilities, including our recent and planned expansions, such as our new facilities in Hangzhou, China and Oradea, Romania, and our plans to further expand in Penang, Malaysia and other locations; the adequacy of restructuring and similar charges as compared to actual expenses; the risk of unanticipated costs, unpaid duties and penalties related to an ongoing audit of our import compliance by U.S. Customs and Border Protection; possible unexpected costs and operating disruption in transitioning programs; the potential effect of world or local events or other events outside our control (such as drug cartel-related violence in Mexico, changes in oil prices, terrorism and war in the Middle East); the impact of increased competition; and other risks detailed in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings (particularly in Part I, Item 1A of our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 3, 2009). CONTACT: Plexus Corp. United States: Kristine Rhode, Corporate Communications Specialist 920-720-6749 kristine.rhode@plexus.com Europe: Willie MacKinnon, Sr. Director of Operations, European Region +44 1573 227 054 willie.mackinnon@plexus.com News Source: NASDAQ OMX 18.08.2010 Ad hoc announcement, Financial News and Press Release distributed by DGAP. Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de =-------------------------------------------------------------------------- Language: English Company: Plexus Corp. United States Phone: Fax: E-mail: Internet: ISIN: US7291321005 WKN: End of News DGAP News-Service =--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Plexus Corp. / 18.08.2010 22:01 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - a company of EquityStory AG. The issuer / publisher is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. =-------------------------------------------------------------------------- NEENAH, Wis., Aug. 18, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Plexus Corp. (Nasdaq:PLXS), announced today that it has resumed operations in Oradea, Romania following a fire that occurred last week (as previously announced). The fire was isolated to the administrative offices in one of the two buildings that Plexus leased approximately 18 months ago as the first phase of its lower cost European manufacturing strategy. The fire occurred at a time when the building was unoccupied; therefore, no injuries or fatalities resulted from this incident. While a final determination is still pending, the source of the fire appears consistent with an electrical failure. Mike Buseman, Sr. Vice President, Global Manufacturing Operations, commented, 'Given our growth plans in this geographically important region, we were fortunate that the fire was limited to non-production areas and we were able to relocate our administrative staff to our second building (adjacent to the fire damaged building) allowing us to continue operations seamlessly. During this short operations outage, we did not miss any customer shipments or experience any interruptions in our supply chain. Our team did an outstanding job at managing this incident and resuming operations quickly with minimal or no impact to our customers.' About Plexus Corp. - The Product Realization Company Plexus (www.plexus.com) is an award-winning participant in the Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) industry, providing product design, supply chain and materials management, manufacturing, test, fulfillment and aftermarket solutions to branded product companies in the Wireline/Networking, Wireless Infrastructure, Medical, Industrial/Commercial and Defense/Security/Aerospace market sectors. The Company's unique Focused Factory manufacturing model and global supply chain solutions are strategically enhanced by value-added product design and engineering services. Plexus specializes in mid- to low-volume, higher-mix customer programs that require flexibility, scalability, technology and quality. Plexus provides award-winning customer service to more than 100 branded product companies in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. The Plexus Corp. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=7065 Safe Harbor and Fair Disclosure Statement The statements contained in this release which are guidance or which are not historical facts (such as statements in the future tense and statements including 'believe,' 'expect,' 'intend,' 'plan,' 'anticipate,' 'goal,' 'target' and similar terms and concepts), including all discussions of periods which are not yet completed, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the economic performance of the industries, sectors and customers we serve; the risk of customer delays, changes, cancellations or forecast inaccuracies in both ongoing and new programs; the poor visibility of future orders, particularly in view of current economic conditions; the effects of the volume of revenue from certain sectors or programs on our margins in particular periods; our ability to secure new customers, maintain our current customer base and deliver product on a timely basis; the risk that our revenue and/or profits associated with customers who have been recently acquired by third parties will be negatively affected; the risks relative to new customers, including our arrangements with The Coca-Cola Company, which risks include customer delays, start-up costs, potential inability to execute, the establishment of appropriate terms of agreements, and the lack of a track record of order volume and timing; the risks of concentration of work for certain customers; our ability to manage successfully a complex business model; the risk that new program wins and/or customer demand may not result in the expected revenue or profitability; the fact that customer orders may not lead to long-term relationships; the effects of the current constrained supply environment, which has led and may continue to lead to periods of shortages and delays in obtaining components based on the lack of capacity at some of our suppliers to meet increased demand, or which may cause customers to increase forecasts and orders to secure raw material supply or result in our inability to secure raw materials required to complete product assemblies; raw materials and component cost fluctuations particularly due to sudden increases in customer demand; the risks associated with excess and obsolete inventory, including the risk that inventory purchased on behalf of our customers may not be consumed or otherwise paid for by customer resulting in an inventory write-off; the weakness of the global economy and the continuing instability of the global financial markets and banking system, including the potential inability on our part or that of our customers or suppliers to access cash investments and credit facilities; the effect of changes in the pricing and margins of products; the effect of start-up costs of new programs and facilities, including our recent and planned expansions, such as our new facilities in Hangzhou, China and Oradea, Romania, and our plans to further expand in Penang, Malaysia and other locations; the adequacy of restructuring and similar charges as compared to actual expenses; the risk of unanticipated costs, unpaid duties and penalties related to an ongoing audit of our import compliance by U.S. Customs and Border Protection; possible unexpected costs and operating disruption in transitioning programs; the potential effect of world or local events or other events outside our control (such as drug cartel-related violence in Mexico, changes in oil prices, terrorism and war in the Middle East); the impact of increased competition; and other risks detailed in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings (particularly in Part I, Item 1A of our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 3, 2009). CONTACT: Plexus Corp. United States: Kristine Rhode, Corporate Communications Specialist 920-720-6749 kristine.rhode@plexus.com Europe: Willie MacKinnon, Sr. Director of Operations, European Region +44 1573 227 054 willie.mackinnon@plexus.com News Source: NASDAQ OMX 18.08.2010 Ad hoc announcement, Financial News and Press Release distributed by DGAP. Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de =-------------------------------------------------------------------------- Language: English Company: Plexus Corp. United States Phone: Fax: E-mail: Internet: ISIN: US7291321005 WKN: End of News DGAP News-Service =--------------------------------------------------------------------------

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