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Benchmark Electronics, Inc. Announces Proposed Public Offering Of 3,750,000 Shares

Benchmark Electronics, Inc. today announced that it has filed a preliminary prospectus supplement with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed public offering of 3,750,000 shares of its common stock. The Company has also granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 562,500 shares to cover over-allotments, if any. The offering will be managed by a group led by Credit Suisse First Boston, J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. and Robertson Stephens, Inc. The shares will be offered pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement covering common stock, preferred stock and debt securities of Benchmark.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities. Any offering will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and related prospectus. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which the offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities law of any such state.

A copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement and related prospectus may be obtained from Credit Suisse First Boston, Prospectus Department, Eleven Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010; J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., 277 Park Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10017; Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., 383 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10179; or Robertson Stephens, Inc., 555 California Street, Suite 2600, San Francisco, CA 94104. These documents have been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and are available over the Internet at the SEC's web site at

Benchmark Electronics, Inc. is in the business of manufacturing electronics and provides its services to original equipment manufacturers of telecommunication equipment, computers and related products for business enterprises, video/audio/entertainment products, industrial control equipment, testing and instrumentation products and medical devices. Benchmark's global operations include facilities in six countries. Benchmark's Common Stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BHE.


SOURCE: Benchmark Electronics, Inc.

Contact: Gayla J. Delly, Chief financial Officer of Benchmark
Electronics, Inc., +1-979-849-6550

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