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SOLECTRON APPOINTS RICHARD D. GILPIN VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE

 MILPITAS, Calif., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Solectron Corp. (NYSE: SLR), a leading independent provider of integrated manufacturing services to electronic original equipment manufacturers, announced that it has appointed Richard D. Gilpin, 51, to vice president of finance.
 Susan Wang, Solectron's chief financial officer and senior vice president, stated, "Mr. Gilpin brings over 25 years of finance and administrative experience to Solectron in the areas of multinational treasury management, tax, credit, planning and analysis, and operations. His experiences with rapid growth and complex multinational electronic companies will help Solectron manage its global expansion as we accelerate past the billion-dollar revenue mark."
 Gilpin will report to Wang. She retains the title of chief financial officer and senior vice president and will focus her energies on strategically directing the corporation's finance, management information services and human resources activities, all of which report directly to her.
 Before joining Solectron, Gilpin spent five years with Conner Peripherals as vice president and treasurer, 13 years with Signetics Corp. as treasurer and eight years with Interpace Corp. as divisional controller. In his most recent position with Conner Peripherals, he was responsible for the worldwide aspects of all treasury, tax, and corporate planning, credit and collections activities.
 Solectron Corp. was founded in 1977. Along with winning the 1991 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the company has accumulated a total of 50 quality and superior service awards from customers such as Apple Computer, Applied Materials, Conner Peripherals, Exabyte, Hewlett- Packard, IBM and SUN Microsystems.
 Solectron's worldwide headquarters are located at 777 Gibraltar Dr., Milpitas, CA 95035. Solectron operates manufacturing facilities in Milpitas; Charlotte, NC; Bordeaux, France; and Penang, Malaysia and maintains a program office in Japan.
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 /CONTACT: Jeff Cox of Solectron, 408-956-6688; or Mike Peak of Peak Public Relations, 408-446-0407, for Solectron/
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