MAR 23, 2010

Methode Electronics Awarded AS9100 Certification to International Aerospace Quality System Standard

CHICAGO, IL – Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI) announces that its Power Solutions Group manufacturing facilities in Rolling Meadows, Illinois and Mriehel, Malta have been awarded accreditation to the AS9100 International Aerospace Quality System Standard. AS9100, the international standard for the aircraft, space and defense industries, reflects Methode’s commitment to a world-class, comprehensive quality control system designed to ensure safe, reliable products that meet strict aviation requirements.

The AS9100 certification strengthens Methode’s competitive position and standardizes quality processes across all Power Solution Group programs. The AS9100 accreditation provides our customers with confidence in Methode’s ability to meet their rigorous mission critical manufacturing processes and quality requirements. The certification is a reflection of the continuous effort and commitment made by Methode to provide products of the highest quality to support our customers’ success.

Methode’s Power Solutions Group offers a complete range of power distribution solutions, including custom laminated, powder coated or machined bus bars; thermal management products; extremely flexible, low loss cable and interconnect assemblies; high density power connector systems; PowerRail modular pluggable rail and connector systems; heavy copper printed circuit boards and full value-added integrated systems. With a legacy of successfully delivering quality power solutions to leading aerospace and defense companies around the world, this AS9100 certification increases Methode’s ability to introduce its high quality products to a wider range of customers.

For more information on Methode’s Power Solutions Group, please email info@methode.com. Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:MEI) is a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions with manufacturing, design and testing facilities in the United States, Mexico, Germany, Malta, United Kingdom, China, Philippines, Singapore and India. We design, manufacture and market devices employing electrical, electronic, wireless, radio remote control, sensing and optical technologies to control and convey signals through sensors, interconnections and controls. Our business is managed on a segment basis, with those segments being Automotive, Interconnect, Power Products and Other. Our components are in the primary end markets of automotive, computer, information processing and networking equipment, voice and data communication systems, consumer electronics, appliances, aerospace, defense and industrial equipment industries. Further information can be found on Methode’s Web site www.methode.com.

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