Onex Corporation
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Onex Corporation

September 22, 2009 09:30 ET

Onex Corporation Agrees to Sell 11,000,000 Subordinate Voting Shares of Celestica Inc. Through a Secondary Bought Deal Offering

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 22, 2009) -

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Celestica Inc. ("Celestica") (NYSE:CLS)(TSX:CLS) and Onex Corporation ("Onex") (TSX:OCX) announced today that Onex has agreed to sell 11,000,000 Subordinate Voting Shares (the "Shares") of Celestica to a syndicate of underwriters led by CIBC, at a price of C$10.30 per Share for gross proceeds to Onex of $113,300,000. Celestica intends to file a short form prospectus (the "Prospectus") in all provinces of Canada in connection with the offering (the "Offering").

The Offering is anticipated to close on or about October 14, 2009. Upon completion of the Secondary Offering, Onex will own approximately 18.9 million Multiple Voting Shares of Celestica representing an approximately 8% economic interest and approximately 69% voting control. Celestica will not receive any of the proceeds from the Offering.

The subordinate voting shares to be offered have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended ("U.S. Securities Act"), and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to or for the account or benefit of U.S. persons absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy such subordinate voting shares in the United States or in any other jurisdiction where such offer is unlawful.

About Celestica

Celestica is dedicated to delivering end-to-end product lifecycle solutions to drive our customers' success. Through our simplified global operations network and information technology platform, we are solid partners who deliver informed, flexible solutions that enable our customers to succeed in the markets they serve. Committed to providing a truly differentiated customer experience, our agile and adaptive employees share a proud history of demonstrated expertise and creativity that provides our customers with the ability to overcome any challenge. For further information on Celestica, visit its website at http://www.celestica.com. The company's security filings can also be accessed at http://www.sedar.com and http://www.sec.gov.

About Onex

Onex is one of North America's oldest and most successful private equity firms. Onex makes private equity investments through the Onex Partners and ONCAP families of Funds. Onex also manages investment platforms focused on real estate and credit securities. In total, the Company manages approximately US$10 billion. Onex generates annual management fee income and is entitled to a carried interest on approximately US$7 billion of third-party capital, and also invests its own capital directly and as a substantial limited partner in its Funds.

Onex' businesses generate annual revenues of $33 billion, have assets of $40 billion and employ 211,000 people worldwide. Onex shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the stock symbol OCX. For more information on Onex, visit its website at www.onex.com. The Company's security filings can also be accessed at www.sedar.com.

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Contact Information

  • Celestica Inc.:
    Laurie Flanagan
    Celestica GlobalCommunications
    (416) 448-2200
    media@celestica.com
    or
    Paul Carpino
    CelesticaInvestor Relations
    (416) 448-2211
    clsir@celestica.com
    or
    Onex Corporation:
    Michael Locke
    416-362-7711