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COVID-19: How Kennametal is responding

Kennametal Inc. today reported that fiscal 2010 second quarter earnings per diluted share (EPS) were $0.07, compared with prior year quarter reported EPS of $0.21. The current quarter reported EPS included restructuring and related charges amounting to $0.07 per share. The prior year quarter reported EPS included restructuring and related charges of $0.14 per share. Absent these charges, adjusted EPS for the current quarter was $0.14, compared with the prior year quarter adjusted EPS of $0.35. Adjusted EPS for the current quarter improved sequentially by $0.18 from the quarter ended September 30, 2009. The sequential improvement in EPS was driven by higher sales volume, as well as further benefits from previously implemented restructuring programs.

Kennametal's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Cardoso said, "In the December quarter, we have achieved sequential sales growth for the past two quarters driven by the gradual economic recovery, increased industrial activity in certain geographies and end markets, and higher demand from customers replenishing their inventories."

"The sequential improvement in our operating results and earnings per share demonstrate the success of our restructuring initiatives. Our global workforce has consistently focused on managing through the economic downturn to deliver results and will continue to concentrate on implementing further cost reduction efforts in the second half of fiscal 2010. We are pleased to have returned to profitability and will continue to maximize opportunities to expand future margins. In addition, we will remain focused on generating strong cash flow and maintaining a solid balance sheet to position our business for ongoing future growth."

Reconciliations of all non-GAAP financial measures are set forth in the attached tables, and descriptions of certain non-GAAP financial measures are contained in our report on Form 8-K to which this release is attached.

  Fiscal 2010 Second Quarter Key Developments
  --  Sales for the quarter were $443 million, compared with $546 million in
      the same quarter last year. Sales decreased by 19 percent, driven by
      an organic decline of 23 percent, partially offset by a 4 percent
      favorable impact from foreign currency effects.
  --  Sales for the December quarter improved sequentially by 8 percent,
      representing the second consecutive quarter of sequential sales
      growth. The improvement in sales was driven by an expansion in
      industrial activity in certain markets and geographies.
  --  During the quarter ended December 31, 2009, the company recognized
      pre-tax restructuring and related charges of $4 million, or $0.07 per
      share. Incremental pre-tax benefits from restructuring programs were
      approximately $30 million in the current quarter, driven by
      manufacturing rationalization and workforce reduction programs.
  --  Operating income for the quarter was $15 million compared with $23
      million in the same quarter last year.  Absent restructuring related
      charges recorded in both periods, operating income for the current
      quarter was $20 million, compared with operating income of $33 million
      in the prior year quarter.  The prior year quarter benefited from
      lower provisions for incentive compensation due to declines in
      operating performance in the prior year. The adjusted operating income
      for the current quarter improved sequentially by $21 million from the
      September 2009 quarter.  This sequential improvement was driven by
      higher sales, continued permanent savings from restructuring programs
      and ongoing cost discipline.
  --  Reported EPS was $0.07 compared with prior year quarter reported EPS
      of $0.21.  Adjusted EPS was $0.14 compared with prior year quarter
      adjusted EPS of $0.35.  A reconciliation follows:



                  Earnings Per Diluted Share Reconciliation

  Second Quarter FY 2010                   Second Quarter FY 2009
  Reported EPS                       $0.07 Reported EPS               $0.21
   Restructuring and related                Restructuring and related
                      charges         0.07                    charges  0.14
                                      ----                             ----
  Adjusted EPS                       $0.14 Adjusted EPS               $0.35
                                     =====                            =====

  Segment Highlights of Fiscal 2010 Second Quarter
  --  Metalworking Solutions & Services Group (MSSG) sales decreased by 19
      percent from the prior year quarter, driven by an organic sales
      decline of 23 percent, offset by favorable foreign currency effects of
      4 percent.  Sequentially, sales increased by 13 percent for the second
      consecutive quarter as global industrial production continued to
      improve modestly.  On a regional basis, India had a year-over-year
      organic sales increase of 5 percent. Europe and North America reported
      organic sales declines of 30 percent and 24 percent, respectively,
      compared with the prior year December quarter.  Latin America and Asia
      Pacific also experienced year-over-year organic sales declines of 17
      percent and 1 percent, respectively.
  --  MSSG operating income of $7 million for the December quarter was flat
      compared with the same quarter of the prior year despite a reduction
      in sales of $61 million.  Excluding restructuring and related charges
      recorded in both periods, MSSG operating income was $10 million
      compared with $14 million in the prior year quarter.  MSSG adjusted
      operating margin improved sequentially from the September quarter by
      730 basis points to 3.6 percent.  The primary driver of the adjusted
      sequential increase in operating margin was cost savings from
      restructuring programs and continued cost containment, with a
      considerable portion of these savings offset by lower sales volumes.
  --  Advanced Materials Solutions Group (AMSG) sales decreased 19 percent
      from the prior year quarter, driven by a 22 percent organic decline,
      offset by a 3 percent favorable impact from foreign currency effects. 
      The organic decline was primarily driven by lower sales in the
      engineered products business, as well as reduced demand for energy
      related products and capital equipment. Sequentially, sales increased
      by 2 percent.
  --  AMSG operating income increased 54 percent to $30 million in the
      current quarter compared with $19 million in the same quarter of the
      prior year.  Absent restructuring and related charges recorded in both
      periods, AMSG operating income was $31 million in the current quarter
      compared with $22 million in the prior year quarter, an increase of 38
      percent.  The year-over-year increase in operating income was
      primarily due to cost savings from restructuring and continued cost
      reduction actions, partially offset by lower sales volumes. AMSG
      adjusted operating margin increased sequentially by 320 basis points
      to 16.9 percent from the September quarter.

  Fiscal 2010 First Half Key Developments
  --  Cash flow from operating activities was $53 million in the first half
      of fiscal 2010, compared with $115 million in the prior year period. 
      Also, during the first half of the current fiscal year, the company
      generated free operating cash flow of $36 million compared with $48
      million in the prior year period.
  --  Sales of $852 million decreased 28 percent from $1.2 billion in the
      same period last year. Sales decreased 30 percent on an organic basis,
      partially offset by a 2 percent increase from a business acquisition
      made in the prior fiscal year.
  --  During the first half of fiscal 2010, the company recognized pre-tax
      restructuring and related charges of $13 million, or $0.15 per share.
      Incremental pre-tax benefits from restructuring programs were
      approximately $60 million year-to-date.
  --  Operating income was $6 million, compared with $75 million in the same
      period last year.  Absent charges related to restructuring recorded in
      both periods, operating income for the current period was $19 million,
      compared with $94 million for the prior year period. This decrease was
      principally the result of reduced sales volumes and was partially
      offset by a combination of restructuring benefits, continued cost
      reduction actions and improved price realization.
  --  Reported EPS was ($0.05), compared with prior year reported EPS of
      $0.69.  The current period reported EPS included charges of $0.15 per
      share related to the company's restructuring programs and divestiture
      of its high speed steel drills and related product lines.  Prior year
      period reported EPS included restructuring and related charges of
      $0.23 per share.  Absent these charges, adjusted EPS for the first
      half of fiscal 2010 were $0.10, compared with prior year adjusted EPS
      of $0.92.  A reconciliation follows:



                       Earnings Per Diluted Share Reconciliation

  First Half FY 2010                  First Half FY 2009
  Reported EPS                        $(0.05) Reported EPS        $0.69
                                        Restructuring and related
    Restructuring and related charges   0.12     charges           0.23
    Divestiture related charges         0.03
                                        ----
  Adjusted EPS                         $0.10  Adjusted EPS        $0.92
                                       =====                      =====


  Further Restructuring Actions

Kennametal intends to undertake further restructuring actions which are expected to generate $30 million to $35 million in annual savings once fully implemented over the next six to nine months. The company expects to incur pre-tax cash charges of approximately $40 million to $45 million in connection with the execution of these new initiatives. These new plans, together with restructuring programs previously announced over the past few quarters, are expected to produce annual ongoing pre-tax permanent savings of $155 million to $160 million once all are fully implemented. The combined total pre-tax charges are expected to be approximately $155 million to $160 million, including approximately $94 million recorded through the December 2009 quarter.

Outlook

Global industrial activity has recently exhibited some stability and slight upward trends following the severe economic downturn and turbulence experienced during the previous fiscal year. However, the improvement in business conditions at present is still uneven and does not yet entail broad-based momentum. Certain market sectors and regions have begun to strengthen while others remain flat. While there are some overall positive signs of an improving global economy, it remains difficult to predict with any certainty the timing, magnitude and duration of a sustainable recovery.

Management currently believes that global industrial activity and the corresponding demand for the company's products will continue to moderately improve through the remainder of the current fiscal year. Under these assumed conditions, Kennametal is increasing its EPS guidance for fiscal 2010 from the range of $0.50 to $0.70 per share to the range of $0.65 to $0.75 per share, excluding restructuring and divestiture related charges, on sales that are expected to be 8 percent to 10 percent lower year-over-year on an organic basis. This higher EPS range represents a 17 percent increase in the midpoint. Cash flow from operations is expected to be in the range of $100 million to $110 million for fiscal 2010, as a considerable portion of the cash generated is expected to be needed to fund higher working capital requirements as business improves. Based on net capital expenditures of approximately $60 million, the free operating cash flow range is increased from $5 million to $15 million to the range of $40 million to $50 million for fiscal 2010.

For the third quarter of fiscal 2010, Kennametal expects organic sales to be 5 percent to 10 percent higher than for the same quarter of the previous fiscal year and expects sequential EPS improvement for the next two quarters.

Dividend Declared

Kennametal also announced today that its Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per share. The dividend is payable February 24, 2010 to shareowners of record as of the close of business on February 9, 2010.

Kennametal advises shareowners to note monthly order trends, for which the company makes a disclosure ten business days after the conclusion of each month. This information is available on the Investor Relations section of Kennametal's corporate website at www.kennametal.com.

Second quarter results for fiscal 2010 will be discussed in a live Internet broadcast at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time today. This event will be broadcast live on the company's website, www.kennametal.com. Once on the homepage, select "Investor Relations" and then "Events." The replay of this event will also be available on the company's website through February 28, 2010.

This release contains "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements are statements that do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. You can identify forward-looking statements by the fact they use words such as "should," "anticipate," "estimate," "approximate," "expect," "may," "will," "project," "intend," "plan," "believe" and other words of similar meaning and expression in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial performance or events. Forward looking statements in this release concern, among other things, Kennametal's outlook for earnings for its fiscal year 2010, and its expectations regarding restructuring initiatives, future growth and financial performance, all of which are based on current expectations that involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual outcomes could vary materially from those indicated. Among the factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements are risks and uncertainties related to: the recent downturn in our industry; deepening or prolonged economic recession; restructuring and related actions (including associated costs and anticipated benefits); changes in our debt ratings; compliance with our debt arrangements; our foreign operations and international markets, such as currency exchange rates, different regulatory environments, trade barriers, exchange controls, and social and political instability; changes in the regulatory environment in which we operate, including environmental, health and safety regulations; our ability to protect and defend our intellectual property; competition; our ability to retain our management and employees; demands on management resources; availability and cost of the raw materials we use to manufacture our products; global or regional catastrophic events, including terrorist attacks or acts of war; integrating acquisitions and achieving the expected savings and synergies; business divestitures; potential claims relating to our products; energy costs; commodity prices; labor relations; demand for and market acceptance of new and existing products; and implementation of environmental remediation matters. These and other risks are more fully described in Kennametal's latest annual report on Form 10-K and its other periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to release publicly any revisions to forward-looking statements as a result of future events or developments.

Kennametal Inc. delivers productivity to customers seeking peak performance in demanding environments by providing innovative custom and standard wear-resistant solutions. This proven productivity is enabled through our advanced materials sciences and application knowledge. Our commitment to a sustainable environment provides additional value to our customers. Companies operating in everything from airframes to coal mining, from engines to oil wells and from turbochargers to construction recognize Kennametal for extraordinary contributions to their value chains. In fiscal year 2009, customers bought approximately $2.0 billion of Kennametal products and services - delivered by our nearly 12,000 talented employees doing business in more than 60 countries - with more than 50 percent of these revenues coming from outside North America. Visit us at www.kennametal.com. [KMT-E]

  FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
  CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (UNAUDITED)

                                 Three Months                Six Months
                                     Ended                     Ended
                                 December 31,               December 31,
  (in thousands,
   except per
   share
   amounts)                       2009  2008 (1)      2009     2008   (1)
  --------------                  ----   -------      ----     ----------

  Sales                       $442,865  $546,061  $852,260    $1,189,435
  Cost of goods
   sold                        302,777   385,899   594,371       814,153
  -------------                -------   -------   -------       -------

     Gross profit              140,088   160,162   257,889       375,282

  Operating
   expense                     117,902   128,118   234,064       279,074
  Restructuring
   charges                       3,348     6,204    11,178        14,616
  Amortization
   of
   intangibles                   3,367     3,269     6,707         6,678
  ------------                   -----     -----     -----         -----

     Operating
      income                    15,471    22,571     5,940        74,914

  Interest
   expense                       5,954     8,000    12,325        15,083
  Other income,
   net                          (1,866)   (5,716)   (4,818)       (4,630)
  -------------                 ------    ------    ------        ------

     Income (loss)
      from
      continuing
      operations                11,383    20,287    (1,567)       64,461
       before income
        taxes

  Provision
   (benefit) for
   income taxes                  5,090     4,701       (39)       13,078
  --------------                 -----     -----       ---        ------

  Income (loss)
   from
   continuing
   operations                    6,293    15,586    (1,528)       51,383
  (Loss) income
   from
   discontinued
   operations                      (56)      (28)   (1,423)          427
  -------------                    ---       ---    ------           ---

  Net income
   (loss)                        6,237    15,558    (2,951)       51,810
  Less:  Net
   income (loss)
   attributable
   to noncontrolling
   interests                       270      (101)      899           684
                                   ---      ----       ---           ---

  Net income
   (loss)
   attributable
   to Kennametal                $5,967   $15,659   $(3,850)      $51,126
  ==============                ======   =======   =======       =======

  Amounts Attributable to
   Kennametal Common
    Shareowners:
     Income (loss)
      from
      continuing
      operations                $6,023   $15,687   $(2,427)      $50,699
    (Loss) income
     from
     discontinued
     operations                    (56)      (28)   (1,423)          427
    -------------                  ---       ---    ------           ---

  Net income
   (loss)
   attributable
   to Kennametal                $5,967   $15,659   $(3,850)      $51,126
  ==============                ======   =======   =======       =======

  PER SHARE DATA
   ATTRIBUTABLE TO
    KENNAMETAL
  Basic earnings (loss)
   per share:
    Continuing
     operations                  $0.07     $0.22    $(0.03)        $0.69
    Discontinued
     operations                      -         -     (0.02)         0.01
    ------------                   ---       ---     -----          ----
                                 $0.07     $0.22    $(0.05)        $0.70
                                 =====     =====    ======         =====

  Diluted earnings (loss)
   per share:
    Continuing
     operations                  $0.07     $0.21    $(0.03)        $0.68
    Discontinued
     operations                      -         -     (0.02)         0.01
    ------------                   ---       ---     -----          ----
                                 $0.07     $0.21    $(0.05)        $0.69
                                 =====     =====    ======         =====

  Dividends per
   share                         $0.12     $0.12     $0.24         $0.24
  =============                  =====     =====     =====         =====

  Basic weighted
   average
   shares
   outstanding                  81,149    72,630    80,461        73,515
  ==============                ======    ======    ======        ======

  Diluted
   weighted
   average
   shares
   outstanding                  81,855    73,199    80,461        74,347
  ============                  ======    ======    ======        ======

  (1) Amounts have been reclassified to reflect discontinued operations 
      related to the divestiture of the high speed steel drills and 
      related products business.


  CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)

                                            December
                                               31,      June 30,
  (in thousands)                                 2009         2009
  --------------                                 ----         ----

  ASSETS
  Cash and cash equivalents                   $95,835      $69,823
  Accounts receivable, net                    274,632      278,977
  Inventories                                 378,167      381,306
  Other current assets                        115,251      145,798
  --------------------
     Total current assets                     863,885      875,904
  Property, plant and equipment, net          705,138      720,326
  Goodwill and intangible assets, net         675,420      677,436
  Other assets                                 76,046       73,308
  ------------
     Total assets                          $2,320,489   $2,346,974
     ============                          ==========   ==========

  LIABILITIES
  Current maturities of long-term debt
   and capital leases, including notes
   payable                                    $19,696      $49,365
  Accounts payable                             96,420       87,176
  Other current liabilities                   237,492      242,428
  -------------------------
     Total current liabilities                353,608      378,969
  Long-term debt and capital leases           319,085      436,592
  Other liabilities                           247,551      263,958
  -----------------
     Total liabilities                        920,244    1,079,519

  KENNAMETAL SHAREOWNERS' EQUITY            1,378,980    1,247,443
  NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS                     21,265       20,012
  ------------------------
     Total liabilities and equity          $2,320,489   $2,346,974
     ============================          ==========   ==========




  SEGMENT DATA (UNAUDITED)       Three Months Ended       Six Months Ended
                                    December 31,            December 31,

  (in thousands)                    2009   2008 (1)       2009     2008 (1)
  --------------                    ----    -------       ----      -------

  Outside Sales:
  Metalworking Solutions
   and Services Group           $261,487   $322,007   $492,478     $727,402
  Advanced Materials
   Solutions Group               181,378    224,054    359,782      462,033
  ------------------             -------    -------    -------      -------
    Total outside sales         $442,865   $546,061   $852,260   $1,189,435
    ===================         ========   ========   ========   ==========

  Sales By Geographic Region:
  United States                 $186,469   $256,466   $373,057     $525,978
  International                  256,396    289,595    479,203      663,457
  -------------                  -------    -------    -------      -------
    Total sales by geographic
     region                     $442,865   $546,061   $852,260   $1,189,435
    =========================   ========   ========   ========   ==========

  Operating Income (Loss):
  Metalworking Solutions
   and Services Group             $6,793     $6,904    $(5,973)     $49,283
  Advanced Materials
   Solutions Group                29,928     19,437     53,035       49,427
  Corporate and
   eliminations (2)              (21,250)    (3,770)   (41,122)     (23,796)
  -----------------              -------     ------    -------      -------
    Total operating income       $15,471    $22,571     $5,940      $74,914
    ======================       =======    =======     ======      =======

  (1) Amounts have been reclassified to reflect discontinued
   operations related to the divestiture of the
         high speed steel drills and related products business.

  (2) Includes corporate functional shared services and
   intercompany eliminations.


In addition to reported results under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (GAAP), the following financial highlight tables include, where appropriate, a reconciliation of adjusted results including gross profit, operating expense, operating income, MSSG operating income and margin, AMSG operating income and margin, income from continuing operations, net income and diluted earnings per share and free operating cash flow (which are non-GAAP financial measures), to the most directly comparable GAAP measures. For those adjustments that are presented 'net of tax', the tax effect of the adjustment can be derived by calculating the difference between the pre-tax and the post-tax adjustments presented. The tax effect on adjustments is calculated by preparing an overall tax calculation including the adjustments and then a tax calculation excluding the adjustments. The difference between these calculations results in the tax impact of the adjustments.

Management believes that investors should have available the same information that management uses to assess operating performance, determine compensation and assess the capital structure of the company. These non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the most comparable GAAP measures. Investors are cautioned that non-GAAP financial measures utilized by the company may not be comparable to non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. Reconciliations of all non-GAAP financial measures are set forth in the attached tables and descriptions of certain non-GAAP financial measures are contained in our report on Form 8-K to which this release is attached.

  THREE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2009 (UNAUDITED)

  (in thousands, except        Gross    Operating   Operating
   per                        Profit     Expense      Income
  share amounts)              ------    ---------   ---------
  --------------
  2010 Reported Results      $140,088    $117,902     $15,471
     Restructuring and
      related                     562        (201)      4,111
       charges
     Divestiture related
      charges                       -           -           -
     -------------------          ---         ---         ---
  2010 Adjusted Results      $140,650    $117,701     $19,582
  =====================      ========    ========     =======





                              Income from
  (in thousands, except        Continuing
   per                         Operations   Net Income     Diluted EPS
  share amounts)               -----------  ----------     -----------
  --------------
  2010 Reported Results             $6,293       $5,967           $0.07
     Restructuring and
      related                        5,143        5,143            0.07
       charges
     Divestiture related
      charges                            -           56            0.00
     -------------------               ---          ---            ----
  2010 Adjusted Results            $11,436      $11,166           $0.14
  =====================            =======      =======           =====





  (in thousands, except
   percents)                               MSSG          AMSG
  ---------------------                 Operating      Operating
                                          Income        Income
                                          ------        ------
  2010 Reported Results                     $6,793         $29,928
  2010 Reported Operating
   Margin                                      2.6%           16.5%
     Restructuring and
      related charges                        2,735             676
     -----------------                       -----             ---
  2010 Adjusted Results                     $9,528         $30,604
  =====================                     ======         =======


  2010 Adjusted Operating
   Margin                                      3.6%           16.9%
  =======================                      ===            ====






  THREE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2008 (UNAUDITED)

  (in thousands, except           Gross    Operating   Operating
   per share amounts)            Profit     Expense      Income
  ---------------------          ------    ---------   ---------
  2009 Reported
   Results                    $160,162    $128,118     $22,571
     Restructuring and
      related                      3,875          (9)     10,088
       charges                     -----         ---      ------
  ----------------------
  2009 Adjusted
   Results                    $164,037    $128,109     $32,659
  =============               ========    ========     =======





                        Income from
  (in thousands, except  Continuing
   per share amounts)           Operations   Net Income     Diluted EPS
  ---------------------  -----------  ----------     -----------
  2009 Reported
   Results                 $15,586      $15,659           $0.21
     Restructuring and
      related                  9,779        9,779            0.14
       charges                 -----        -----            ----
       -------
  2009 Adjusted
   Results                 $25,365      $25,438           $0.35
  =============            =======      =======           =====





  (in thousands, except
   percents)                               MSSG          AMSG
  ---------------------                 Operating      Operating
                                          Income        Income
                                          ------        ------
  2009 Reported Results                     $6,904         $19,437
  2009 Reported Operating
   Margin                                      2.1%            8.7%
     Restructuring and
      related charges                        7,288           2,800
     -----------------                       -----           -----
  2009 Adjusted Results                    $14,192         $22,237
  =====================                    =======         =======


  2009 Adjusted Operating
   Margin                                      4.4%            9.9%
  =======================                      ===             ===




  SIX MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2009 (UNAUDITED)

  (in thousands, except        Gross     Operating   Operating
   per                        Profit      Expense      Income
  share amounts)              ------     ---------   ---------
  --------------
  2010 Reported Results       $257,889    $234,064      $5,940
     Restructuring and
      related                    1,018        (464)     12,660
       charges
     Divestiture related
      charges                        -           -           -
     -------------------           ---         ---         ---
  2010 Adjusted Results       $258,907    $233,600     $18,600
  =====================       ========    ========     =======





  (in thousands, except                    Net (Loss)
   per                         (Loss)        Income      Diluted EPS
                            Income from
                             Continuing
  share amounts)             Operations   -----------    -----------
  --------------            -----------
  2010 Reported Results          $(1,528)     $(3,850)         $(0.05)
     Restructuring and
      related                     10,403       10,403            0.12
       charges
     Divestiture related
      charges                          -        1,340            0.03
     -------------------             ---        -----            ----
  2010 Adjusted Results           $8,875       $7,893           $0.10
  =====================           ======       ======           =====



  SIX MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2008 (UNAUDITED)

  (in thousands, except           Gross    Operating   Operating
   per share amounts)            Profit     Expense      Income
  ---------------------          ------    ---------   ---------
  2009 Reported
   Results                    $375,282    $279,074     $74,914
     Restructuring and
      related                      4,650          33      19,233
       charges                     -----         ---      ------
  ----------------------
  2009 Adjusted
   Results                    $379,932    $279,107     $94,147
  =============               ========    ========     =======





  (in thousands, except
   per share amounts)     Income      Net Income     Diluted EPS
                            from
                                Continuing
  ---------------------         Operations   ----------     -----------
                        -----------
  2009 Reported
   Results                 $51,383      $51,126           $0.69
     Restructuring and
      related                 17,187       17,187           $0.23
       charges                ------       ------           -----
       -------
  2009 Adjusted
   Results                 $68,570      $68,313           $0.92
  =============            =======      =======           =====




  FREE OPERATING CASH FLOW
   (UNAUDITED)                             Six Months Ended
                                             December 31,

  (in thousands)                              2009         2008
  --------------                              ----         ----

  Net cash flow provided by
   operating activities                    $53,431     $115,490
  Purchases of property, plant and
   equipment                               (19,266)     (68,659)
  Proceeds from disposals of
   property, plant and equipment             1,659        1,668
  ------------------------------             -----        -----
     Free operating cash flow              $35,824      $48,499
     ========================              =======      =======

First Call Analyst:
FCMN Contact: deborah.mullen@kennametal.com

SOURCE: Kennametal Inc.

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