Kennametal Inc. announced today that Chairman, President and CEO, Carlos Cardoso, is featured in a special interview with the Wall Street Reporter. The interview highlights building Kennametal for the future, opportunities and challenges within the industry, investor insights and recent awards and recognition.

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In the interview with Mr. Cardoso, he makes forward-looking statements regarding, among other things, future results and performance of Kennametal, including statements regarding our strategies and related progress, recently announced divestitures, and our expectations about the economy and its effect on Kennametal. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and assumptions about the future. They are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and actual results could differ materially from those predicted in the statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, those set forth under Item 1A "Risk Factors" of our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2009. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which the statements were made; we do not intend to update or correct these statements and we caution you not to unduly rely on them.

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. As of the prior fiscal year end, customers bought approximately $2.7 billion annually of Kennametal products and services - delivered by our 14,000 talented employees in over 60 countries - with more than 50 percent of these revenues coming from outside North America. Visit us at [KMT-G]

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CONTACT: Media Relations: Joy Chandler, +1-724-539-4618, or Investor
Relations: Quynh McGuire, +1-724-539-6559, both of Kennametal Inc.

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