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Ultra Clean Reports Q1 '09 Financial Results

Revenue and Earnings in Line with Guidance

HAYWARD, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: UCTT), a leading developer and supplier of critical subsystems for the semiconductor capital equipment, flat panel, solar, and medical device industries, today reported its financial results for the first quarter ended April 3, 2009. Revenue for the first quarter of 2009 was $22.4 million, a decrease of 52% from the fourth quarter of 2008 and a decrease of 76% from the same period a year ago. Gross margin (loss) for the first quarter of 2009 was (13%), compared to 1% for the fourth quarter of 2008, and 13% for the same period a year ago.

The company recorded a net loss of ($7.0) million or ($0.33) per share on a GAAP basis, during the first quarter of 2009, compared to a net loss of ($52.2) million or ($2.45) per share, for the fourth quarter of 2008 and net income of $1.9 million, or $0.09 per share, for the same period a year ago. The first quarter 2009 net loss per share is inclusive of non-cash charges of $0.03 per share related to SFAS 123( R ) during the period.

Cash at the end of the first quarter of 2009 was $29.8 million, an increase of $0.2 million from $29.6 million at the end of the fourth quarter of 2008, and an increase of $4.8 million from $25.0 million at the end of the first quarter of 2008. Third party debt at the end of the first quarter was $17.3 million, a decrease of $1.2 million from $18.5 million at the end of the fourth quarter of 2008 and a decrease of $4.1 million from $21.4 million at the end of the first quarter of 2008.

Clarence Granger, Ultra Clean's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer commented: "We are committed to maintaining a strong balance sheet and are concentrating on cash flow and cost reduction. At the same time, we are focused on new business opportunities and long term growth."

Commenting on Ultra Clean's corporate outlook, Granger noted, "While we are beginning to see some stabilization, we remain cautious about the near term outlook, due to general world-wide economic conditions. We expect that revenue for the second quarter of 2009 will be in the range of $20 million to $26 million, and loss per share will be in the range of $0.16 to $0.27 per share, on a GAAP basis, inclusive of a $0.03 per share charge related to SFAS 123(R)."

Ultra Clean will conduct a conference call today, Monday, May 4, 2009, beginning at 2:00 p.m. PDT at 888-561-5097 (domestic) and 706-679-7569 (international). A replay of the webcast will be available for fourteen days following the conference call at 800/642-1687 (domestic) and 706/645-9291 (international). The confirmation number for the live broadcast and replays is 94739714 (all callers). The conference call will also be webcast live and be available for fourteen days on our website.

About Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc.

Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. is a developer and supplier of critical subsystems for the semiconductor capital equipment, flat panel, solar and medical device 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 for the semiconductor capital equipment, flat panel, solar and medical device industries. Ultra Clean is headquartered in Hayward, California. Additional information is available at

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    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc.
    Clarence Granger

                                           Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc
                              Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
                              (Unaudited; in thousands, except per share data)

                                         For the three months ended
                                        April 3, 2009  March 28, 2008
                                        -------------  --------------
    Sales                                  $22,400         $92,357

    Cost of goods sold                      25,270          80,297
                                            ------          ------

    Gross profit (loss)                     (2,870)         12,060
                                            ------          ------

    Operating expenses:
      Research and development                 916             785
      Sales and marketing                    1,030           1,633
      General and administrative             5,342           6,630
                                             -----           -----
        Total operating expenses             7,288           9,048
                                             -----           -----

    Income (loss) from operations          (10,158)          3,012
                                           -------           -----

    Interest and other income (expense),
     net                                      (195)           (344)

    Income (loss) before income taxes      (10,353)          2,668
                                           -------           -----

    Income tax provision (benefit)          (3,313)            779
                                            ------             ---

    Net income (loss)                      $(7,040)         $1,889
                                           =======          ======

    Net income (loss) per share:
      Basic                                 $(0.33)          $0.09
      Diluted                               $(0.33)          $0.09

    Shares used in computing
     net income (loss) per share:
      Basic                                 21,301          21,564
      Diluted                               21,301          22,067

                          Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc
                    Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
                           (Unaudited; in thousands)

                                                 April 3,    January 2,
                    ASSETS                         2009        2009
                                                   ----        ----

    Current assets:
      Cash and cash equivalents                  $29,768     $29,620
      Accounts receivable                         10,466      13,790
      Inventory                                   37,893      39,814
      Other current assets                         7,659      11,268
                                                   -----      ------
        Total current assets                      85,786      94,492

    Equipment and leasehold improvements, net      8,393       8,954
    Purchased intangibles, net                     8,987       8,987
    Other non-current assets                       4,906       4,978
                                                   -----       -----
    Total assets                                $108,072    $117,411
                                                ========    ========

    Current liabilities
      Bank borrowings                             $2,654      $5,736
      Accounts payable                            10,693      11,275
      Other current liabilities                    3,208       4,284
                                                   -----       -----
        Total current liabilities                 16,555      21,295

    Bank debt and other long-term liabilities     19,527      17,717
                                                  ------      ------
        Total liabilities                         36,082      39,012

    Stockholders' equity
      Common stock                                91,051      90,420
      Accumulated deficit                        (19,061)    (12,021)
                                                 -------     -------
      Total stockholders' equity                  71,990      78,399
                                                  ------      ------
    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity  $108,072    $117,411
                                                ========    ========

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