Caterpillar Announces Officer Departure

                   Caterpillar Announces Officer Departure

PR Newswire

PEORIA, Ill., Jan. 18, 2013

PEORIA, Ill., Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT)
announced today that Luis de Leon, vice president with responsibility for the
Mining Products Division, is leaving the company to pursue other

"We wish Luis well in his new endeavors," said Steve Wunning, Caterpillar
group president with responsibility for Resource Industries. A replacement for
de Leon will be named in the near future.

de Leon joined Caterpillar in June 2011 upon completion of Caterpillar's
acquisition of Bucyrus International, Inc., where he was chief operating
officer for four years.

About Caterpillar:
For more than 85 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress
possible and driving positive change on every continent. With 2011 sales and
revenues of $60.138 billion, Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer
of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines,
industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company also is a
leading services provider through Caterpillar Financial Services, Caterpillar
Remanufacturing Services and Progress Rail Services. More information is
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SOURCE Caterpillar Inc.

Contact: Jim Dugan, Global Government & Corporate Affairs, Caterpillar,
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