Kennametal Inc. announced today that Chairman, President and CEO Carlos Cardoso has been named a member of the Executive Committee of the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI Board leadership team. Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI is a leading business research and executive education organization and advocate for manufacturing interests since 1933.

"Mr. Cardoso has been an invaluable MAPI Trustee and we are delighted that he has accepted an appointment to our Board leadership team as a member of the Executive Committee," said Thomas J. Duesterberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI. "The business acumen with which he leads Kennametal transfers seamlessly to our efforts to keep our member firms informed and productive parts of the U.S. and global economy. We sincerely appreciate his willingness to share his time and talent in MAPI's leadership."

Joining Kennametal in 2003, Cardoso served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from January 2005 until he was named President and CEO in January 2006 and later Chairman in January 2008. He has more than 25 years of experience in management spanning manufacturing, engineering, quality control, operations, sales and marketing. In addition, he has an extensive global background having lived and worked on three continents.

Cardoso has been named one of America's "Best Chief Executive Officers" by Institutional Investor Magazine, and is a member of The Stanley Works Board of Directors and the Allegheny Conference on Community Development Board. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, and a master's degree in management from the Hartford Graduate Center. He is also a certified Six Sigma Green Belt and Lean Green Belt.

Kennametal Inc. is a leading global supplier of tooling, engineered components and advanced materials consumed in production processes. The company improves customers' competitiveness by providing superior economic returns through the delivery of application knowledge and advanced technology to master the toughest of materials application demands. Companies producing everything from airframes to coal, from medical implants to oil wells and from turbochargers to motorcycle parts recognize Kennametal for extraordinary contributions to their value chains. Customers buy approximately $2.4 billion annually of Kennametal products and services -- delivered by our 14,000 talented employees in over 60 countries -- with almost 50 percent of these revenues coming from outside North America. Visit us at [KMT-G]

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SOURCE: Kennametal Inc.

CONTACT: Christina Reitano, Corporate Communications Manager of
Kennametal Inc., +1-724-539-5708

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