Keytronic Completes Acquisition of Ayrshire Electronics


Expands Printed Circuit Board Assembly Capabilities and Customer Base to New Multi-National Companies

Spokane Valley, WA – September 3, 2014 – Keytronic Corporation (Nasdaq: KTCC), a provider of electronic manufacturing services (EMS), today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement and completed the acquisition of CDR Manufacturing, Inc. (dba Ayrshire Electronics) for $46.9 million in cash.

CDR has annual revenue of approximately $120 million and provides printed circuit board assembly and other EMS services to a diversified customer base, including a number of large multi-national companies.  It operates manufacturing facilities in Minnesota, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky and Mexico.

“We’re excited to add Ayrshire’s excellent people to the KeytronicEMS family and bring the combined strengths of the two companies to our customers,” said Craig Gates, President and Chief Executive Officer of KeytronicEMS.  “We expect the combination will create more than the sum of its parts. By joining Ayrshire’s great manufacturing operations and customer relationships with our offshore footprint, engineering, plastic molding, metal forming and final product assembly capabilities, we will provide an exceptionally strong array of services for both current and prospective customers.”

“The Ayrshire team is looking forward to becoming a part of KeytronicEMS,” said Brian Porter, Chief Operating Officer of Ayrshire. “The strengths of the two companies are very complimentary. Both companies have built their businesses on quality-focused cultures and on long-term, trusted customer relationships. Together, we can offer valuable new capabilities to our respective customers.”

About Key Tronic

Key Tronic is a leading contract manufacturer offering value-added design and manufacturing services from its facilities in the United States, Mexico and China. The Company provides its customers full engineering services, materials management, worldwide manufacturing facilities, assembly services, in-house testing, and worldwide distribution. Its customers include some of the world’s leading original equipment manufacturers. For more information about Key Tronic visit:

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