Kennametal Names Robert J. Clemens Vice President and Chief Technical Officer

Kennametal Names Robert J. Clemens Vice President and Chief Technical Officer

PR Newswire

LATROBE, Pa., Feb. 18, 2013

LATROBE, Pa., Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT)
announced today the appointment of Robert J. Clemens, Ph.D., age 56, to the
position of Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, reporting to
Kennametal Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Cardoso. In
this role, Clemens is responsible for leading Kennametal's global Research,
Development and Engineering organization.

Prior to joining Kennametal, Clemens was Vice President, Corporate Technology
at Eastman Chemical in Kingsport, Tennessee. Previously, Clemens held numerous
technology and business leadership positions at Eastman Chemical Company.
Prior to that, he worked in technical service for the Firestone Plastics
Company. He brings more than 35 years of experience in technology, research
and new business development.

Clemens holds a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Ursinus College
and a doctorate in organic chemistry from Princeton University.

Celebrating its 75^th year as an industrial technology leader, Kennametal Inc.
delivers productivity to customers seeking peak performance in demanding
environments. The company provides innovative wear-resistant products and
application engineering backed by advanced material science, serving customers
in 60 countries across diverse sectors of aerospace, earthworks, energy,
industrial production, transportation and infrastructure. With approximately
13,000 employees and nearly $3billion in sales, the company realizes half of
its revenue from outside North America, and 40% globally from innovations
introduced in the past five years. Recognized among the "World's Most Ethical
Companies" (Ethisphere); "Outstanding Corporate Innovator" (Product
Development Management Association); and "America's Safest Companies" (EHS
Today) with a focus on 100% safety, Kennametal and its foundation invest in
technical education, industrial technologies and material science to deliver
the promise of progress and economic prosperity to people everywhere. For more
information, visit the company's website at

SOURCE Kennametal Inc.

Contact: Media Relations, Christina Sutter, +1-724-539-5708; Investor
Relations, Quynh McGuire, +1-724-539-6559
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