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Ultra Clean Announces Upward Revisions To Its Q4 2011 Revenue And Earnings Estimate

HAYWARD, CA — January 11, 2012 / PR Newswire / — Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: UCTT), a leading developer and supplier of critical subsystems for the semiconductor capital equipment, flat panel, medical, energy and research industries, announced today its revenue estimate for the fourth quarter of 2011, representing an increase from its previously issued guidance for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011. The Company now expects revenue of approximately $85 million to $86 million, an increase from guidance of $75 million to $80 million. The Company also announced that it expects its earnings per share will exceed the high end of its guidance of between $0.00 and $0.02 issued on October 24, 2011.

The Company expects to release its fourth quarter and full year’s operating results for 2011 and its revenue and earnings per share estimates for its first quarter of 2012 on February 13, 2012.

About Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc.

Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. is a leading developer and supplier of critical subsystems for the semiconductor capital equipment, flat panel, medical, energy and research industries. Ultra Clean offers its customers an integrated outsourced solution for gas delivery systems and other subassemblies, improved design-to-delivery cycle times, component neutral design and manufacturing and component testing capabilities. Ultra Clean’s customers are primarily original equipment manufacturers. Ultra Clean is headquartered in Hayward, California. Additional information is available at

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