Sanmina Corporation and SCI Systems Comment on Merger Schedule

Aug 22, 2001, 01:00 ET from Sanmina Corporation

    SAN JOSE, Calif. and HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ --
 Sanmina Corporation (Nasdaq:   SANM) and SCI Systems, Inc. (NYSE:   SCI),
 announced today that due to customary review by the Securities and Exchange
 Commission of proxy materials for significant merger transactions, the special
 meetings of stockholders of Sanmina and SCI to vote upon the previously
 announced merger of the two companies will most likely be held in
 November 2001.  The exact date for the special meetings will be determined
 after receipt of comments by the SEC on the Registration Statement filed by
 Sanmina on August 10, 2001.  The Registration Statement included the proxy
 statement/prospectus related to the two companies' special meetings of
 stockholders and to the shares of Sanmina common stock, which will be issued
 in connection with the merger.
     Sanmina and SCI also announced that the record dates for determining
 Sanmina and SCI stockholders entitled to notice of and to vote at their
 special meetings and the date for such meetings will be announced when they
 are determined.
     About Sanmina
     Founded in 1980, Sanmina ( provides a cost-efficient,
 design and manufacturing solution to the world's leading original equipment
 manufacturers (OEM) in the communications, medical, industrial
 instrumentation, and high-end computer sectors. Sanmina's end-to-end solution
 includes design engineering and product development, new product introduction,
 global materials management, PCB and backplane fabrication and assembly,
 custom memory and DSP modules, enclosure systems, cable assembly, complete
 system integration and test, global order fulfillment and distribution, and
 end-of-life product services.  OEMs benefit from this model by dealing with a
 single-source supply-chain and global supply base which helps them achieve
 cost efficiencies in material acquisition as well as flexibility to reduce
 lead times.
     About SCI
     SCI Systems, Inc. ( delivers supply chain solutions through
 its global reach, dedication, quality, efficiency and total commitment to
 customer service.  The company continues to pioneer new and innovative
 end-to-end services through its commitment to being the leading e-enabled EMS
 services provider. SCI -- the e-EMS Company is dedicated to providing
 manufacturing and related services for the new millennium.  SCI is publicly
 traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SCI.  SCI operates
 49 facilities located in 19 countries.  SCI employs more than 35,000 people.
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