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Benchmark: Form, Schedule Or Registration Statement No Filing Party: Date Filed:

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.

Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (the “Company”) used the following materials in meetings with investors beginning on April 14, 2016.

Strategy and Leadership Delivering Sustainable Value to All Shareholders April 2016

Forward-Looking StatementsThis document contains forward-looking statements within the scope of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The words “expect,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “predict” and similar expressions, and the negatives thereof, often identify forward-looking statements, which are not limited to historical facts. Our forward-looking statements in clude, among other things: guidance for 2016, statements, express or implied, concerning future operating results or margins, the ability to generate sales, income or cash flow, the benefits of the Secure acquisition and our ability to continue share repurchases, and Benchmark’s business and growth strategies and expected growth and performance. Although Benchmark believes these statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, they involve risks and uncertainties relating to our operations, markets and business environment generally. If one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual outcomes may vary materially from those indicated. All forward-looking statements included in this document are based upon information available to Benchmark as of the date of this document, and the Company assumes no obligation to update them. Readers are advised to consult further disclosures on related subjects, particularly in Item 1A, “Risk Factors” of the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, in its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and in its press releases. Non-GAAP Financial InformationThis document includes certain financial measures, such as operating margin, that have been presented to exclude certain items required to be included by generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) and therefore are not in accordance with GAAP (“Non-GAAP”). A detailed reconciliation between GAAP results and Non-GAAP results is included in the Appendix of this document. Additional Information and Where to Find ItBenchmark filed a definitive proxy statement on March 29, 2016, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) with respect to the 2016 Annual Meeting and has mailed the definitive proxy statement and accompanying white proxy card to its shareholders. Benchmark shareholders are strongly encouraged to read the definitive proxy statement, the accompanying white proxy card and other documents filed with the SEC carefully in their entirety when they become available because they contain (or will contain) important information. Benchmark, its directors, executive officers and other employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from Benchmark shareholders in connection with the matters to be considered at Benchmark’s 2016 Annual Meeting. Information about Benchmark’s directors and executive officers is available in Benchmark’s definitive proxy statement for its 2016 Annual Meeting. Shareholders may obtain a free copy of the definitive proxy statement and any other documents filed by Benchmark with the SEC free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Copies also are available free of charge at Benchmark’s website at www.bench.com under “Investor Relations – Annual Reports” or by contacting Benchmark Investor Relations at (979) 849-6550. Certain information contained in this document was sourced from third-party publications or other third-party sources. Permission to use such information was not sought or granted in connection with the preparation of this document.

Agenda Engaged Capital’s Claims are Without Merit Best-in-Class Corporate Governance The Benchmark Story Executive Summary

Executive Summary Strategic plan has delivered strong financial performance, premium valuation and positioned company ahead of future trendsSecure adds capabilities to core portfolio, consistent with strategy, and strong positive financial impactBest-in-class corporate governanceDemonstrated commitment to refresh Board of DirectorsEngaged Capital’s claims lack merit, and its slate is less qualified

Continuously Evolving Our Platform ahead of Future Trends – Powering the Next Industrial Revolution Commoditization of legacy markets necessitates continuous evolution in EMSIoE, Cloud, and Analytics will drive future of industrySignificant opportunity for EMS leaders given core expertiseBenchmark forward thinking well ahead of industry evolution Networking / Computing 2007 Target mix 2015 Traditional markets Higher-value markets IoE

Portfolio Management >10% Annual Growth in Higher-Value Markets Focus on Expansion in Key End MarketsIndustrials (including aerospace and defense)Medical TechnologiesTest & Instrumentation (including semi-capital equipment) Margin Expansion >5% Long-Term Non-GAAP Operating Margin Advancing Engineering-led SolutionsDriving LEAN and Operational Excellence InitiativesOptimizing Cost Structure and Working Capital Balanced Capital Deployment ~50% Free Cash Flow Return to Shareholders Targeted Strategic Organic InvestmentsClose-to-Core (Higher-Value) and Highly Adjacent M&AShare Repurchases Advancing Our Long-term Strategy To Drive Shareholder Returns into the Future, Consistent with Industry Evolution

Shift to Higher-value Mix has Driven Superior Performance Benchmark Peer median Higher-value marketsTop 10 customer concentration change1TSR2Revenue CAGR %1Gross margin change1Non-GAAP operating margin change1,3 FCF margin change1,3Cash conversion cycle1NTM P/E multiple2 2011 – 2015 Focus on higher-value markets = stronger financial performance 64% +5.1% +2.0% +3.1% +2.4% 55% 48% (0.9%) (0.2%) (0.8%) +0.2% (6.0%) 40% (1.6%) -1 day +8 days Source: Company filings, FactSet as of 04/11/16Note: Peers are Celestica, Flextronics, Jabil, Plexus, and Sanmina1 From FY11 through FY15, Jabil only reports top 5 customer concentration2 As of 04/11/16; TSR since 12/31/113 Please refer to the appendix for a reconciliation of non-GAAP operating margin and free cash flow margin to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures 12.0x 9.9x         

Balanced Capital Deployment Track Record Cumulative capital allocation FY11– FY15 Disciplined, shareholder-friendly and balanced approach to capital allocation Continue investing to drive growth and extend business model with Voice-of-Customer inputs aligned for organic growth Capex Continue to evaluate and pursue strategic, higher-value, complementary businesses that are accretive to margins and drive growth M&A Consistently returned capital to shareholders through share repurchases for last 34 consecutive quartersCumulative $257mm+ (73% of FCF1) spent through 5 years ended Dec 2015 on share repurchases Share repurchases 1 Free cash flow (FCF) defined as net cash provided by operations (GAAP) less capex (see Appendix for reconciliation)

Organic Growth: 2015 New business wins Significant new business wins in higher-value markets Expanding revenue streams towards longer lifecycle products and increasing engineering-led solutionsSignificant remaining opportunity for existing and new customers M&A Growth: Market and Engineering Focused Operating margin1 (%) Industrial & Defense MarketsManufacturing SolutionsWest Coast and Mexico locations Industrial & Defense MarketsEngineering SolutionsComplex and Ruggedized Mfg. Building Our Higher-value Market Platforms Organically and Through M&A 1 Refers to non-GAAP operating margin (see Appendix for reconciliation)

Secure Acquisition = Significant Growth Potential Secure expands our engineering solutions for industrial and defense customers The Markets The Applications The Value The Products Expands Benchmark’s Higher-Value Market Leadership Secure Focus: Industrials, including Aerospace and Defense Complements Benchmark’s ruggedized manufacturing focus Secure Focus: Complex, rugged encrypted connectivity and surveillance solutions Adds engineering catalog of sub-systems and modules Secure Focus: Proven IP building blocks for reduced time-to-market Increases Operating Margins and Boosts Revenue Secure Focus: Double-digit margins and >10% annual growth

Strong Track Record and Proven Execution Return on Invested Capital +350 bps Sources: Company filings, FactSet as of 04/11/16ROIC = [(Non-GAAP income from operations1 plus stock compensation)*(1-Tax Rate)] ÷ [Average Invested Capital, less Average Cash for last 5 quarters] Revenue ($bn) Non-GAAP Operating Margin1 +200bps CAGR: 3.1% 1 Please refer to the appendix for a reconciliation of non-GAAP operating margin and non-GAAP income from operations to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures2 Represents TSR since Gayla Delly became CEO TSR since 01/01/122 Peer median: 48%

Diverse Board with robust independent oversightShareholder-friendly corporate...


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