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SOLECTRON CORP. ANNOUNCES PROMOTION OF DR. KOICHI NISHIMURA

 SOLECTRON CORP. ANNOUNCES PROMOTION OF DR. KOICHI NISHIMURA
 SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Solectron Corp. (NASDAQ: SLTN), the nation's second largest, public, independent provider of customized, integrated manufacturing services to electronic original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) announced the promotion of Dr. Koichi Nishimura to the newly created position of Co-CEO. Dr. Winston H. Chen, chairman of the board will retain that position and also serve as Co-CEO.
 Nishimura who has led the operations of the company since September 1990 as president and chief operating officer has become increasingly involved in strategic matters. He has contributed substantially to the company's recent success. For example, Solectron recently won the 1991 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award under Ko's leadership and vision. The board of directors has a high degree of confidence in Nishimura. Creating the new position of Co-CEO will allow Chen to focus more on strategic issues including the company's proposed global expansion, in addition to the company's interface with government and industrial leaders.
 Chen stated, "Ko is an excellent leader. We have management styles that complement each other and we share the same vision for Solectron. I look forward to sharing the responsibilities of the CEO office with Ko."
 Nishimura stated that he is thankful for the board of directors' confidence and trust. He is happy to accept the new challenge and further the goals and objectives of Solectron.
 Solectron emphasizes high quality, customized manufacturing, providing surface mount and turnkey assembly. Solectron received the 1991 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and has accumulated a total of 39 superior service and quality awards, from customers such as Apple Computer, Applied Materials, Conner Peripherals, Exabyte, Hewlett Packard, IBM and SunMicrosystems. Solectron employs approximately 2,300 people and is headquartered at 2001 Fortune Drive, San Jose, Calif., 95131.
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 /CONTACT: Susan Wang of Solectron Corp. 408-942-2903/
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