Plexus Awarded Manufacturing Contract With Kirby Lester

NEENAH, Wis., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ: PLXS) announced today that the Company has been awarded the primary contract to manufacture Kirby Lester pharmacy automation systems in its Buffalo Grove, IL facility. Kirby Lester is the leading provider of automated tablet machines, offering a full line of counting, dispensing and verification systems for pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers and a variety of industries.

"Kirby Lester produces the world's best counting technology -- with almost 30,000 customers to show for it," says Steve Davis, Site Director of Plexus' Buffalo Grove manufacturing facility. "As their manufacturing partner, we will focus on raising the industry-leading Kirby Lester quality standards even higher and continue to build on our vision to be the best EMS company in the world at serving customers with products in the mid-to-low-volume, higher-mix segment of the market."

"With Plexus' proven successes in high-tech industries, I am confident that this relationship will help Kirby Lester further develop and bring to market exciting and advanced technologies in the near future," says Garry J. Zage, R.Ph., Kirby Lester's President.

     For further information, please contact:
     Ginger Jones, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer - Plexus Corp.
     920-751-5487 or ginger.jones@plexus.com

     Mike Stotz, Manager, Business Development - Kirby Lester
     847-984-0320 or mstotz@kirbylester.com

About Plexus Corp. - The Product Realization Company

Plexus ( http://www.plexus.com) is an award-winning participant in the Electronics 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 Asia.

About Kirby Lester

Kirby Lester was established in 1971 and maintains the largest market share of automatic tablet/capsule counter sales in the United States and Canada, plus 30 other countries. More Kirby Lester counters are used to dispense prescriptions in retail, mail order, hospital and long-term care pharmacies and manufacturing facilities than any other automated counting system; almost 30,000 pharmacies worldwide rely on Kirby Lester for their counting needs ... exactly! For more information, contact Kirby Lester at 847.984.3377 or http://www.kirbylester.com.

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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, including, but not limited to: our ability to secure new customers and maintain its current customer base; the risk of customer delays, changes or cancellations in both ongoing and new programs; the economic performance of the electronics, technology and defense industries; the poor visibility of future orders in the defense market sector and the uncertainty of defense appropriations and spending; the effects of the volume of revenue from certain sectors or programs on our margins in particular periods; the risks of concentration of work for certain customers; material cost fluctuations and the adequate availability of components and related parts for production; the effect of changes in average selling prices; the effect of start-up costs of new programs and facilities, including our recent and planned expansions; the adequacy of restructuring and similar charges as compared to actual expenses; the degree of success and the costs of efforts to improve the financial performance of our Mexican operations and the outcome of our review of our other North American footprint; possible unexpected costs and operating disruption in transitioning programs; the costs and inherent uncertainties of pending litigation; market reaction to the recently completed share repurchase program; the effect of general economic conditions and world events (such as increases 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 II, Item 1A of our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 28, 2008).

Web site: http://www.plexus.com/
http://www.kirbylester.com/




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