Kennametal Names Saeid Rahimian Executive Vice President, Infrastructure Business Group

   Kennametal Names Saeid Rahimian Executive Vice President, Infrastructure
                                Business Group

PR Newswire

LATROBE, Pa., March 18, 2013

LATROBE, Pa., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) today
announced the appointment of Saeid Rahimian, age 55, to the position of
executive vice president, Infrastructure business group, effective April 1,
2013. He will report to Carlos Cardoso, Kennametal chairman, president and
chief executive officer. Rahimian will be responsible for leading
Kennametal's global Infrastructure business, which serves the earthworks and
energy markets.

Prior to joining Kennametal, Rahimian was senior vice president and president
of Robbins & Myers Energy Services Group in Willis, Texas. Previously,
Rahimian held numerous business, sales and marketing leadership positions at
U.S. Coach Works and Robbins & Myers, Inc. He brings more than 25 years of
experience in global business, engineering, sales and marketing expertise.

Rahimian holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the
University of Evansville, and a Master of Science in mechanical engineering
from The Ohio State University. In addition, he is a graduate of the Harvard
Business School Advanced Management Program.

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, or Investor
Relations, Quynh McGuire, +1-724-539-6559
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