Kennametal Named Among The World's Most Ethical Companies for Third Consecutive Year

     Kennametal Named Among The World's Most Ethical Companies for Third
                               Consecutive Year

PR Newswire

LATROBE, Pa., March 20, 2014

LATROBE, Pa., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) today
announced that for the third year in a row, it has been named one of the
World's Most Ethical Companies by The Ethisphere Institute, a leading
independent organization dedicated to advancing and recognizing best practices
in business ethics.

"To be recognized for a third time as one of the world's most ethical
companies is an outstanding honor and speaks volumes about the dedicated,
talented team we have at Kennametal," said Chairman, President and CEO Carlos
Cardoso. "Our employees consistently demonstrate the values and beliefs that
set Kennametal apart as a leader in industry, enabling us to give our best to
our customers, shareholders, communities and everyone we serve."

In addition to extensive ethics training and communication with employees,
Kennametal's efforts in past years have included a number of new records for
the company in:

  oEmployee engagement, exceeding peer comparisons with a record 91 percent
    employee participation consistent increases in engagement levels measured
    in the company's Voice of Employee survey;
  oTalent development, delivering nearly 100 technical training programs to
    more than 2,500 people, including customers and distributors through The
    Kennametal Knowledge Center;
  oSafety, including key milestones as more than half of the company's
    facilities achieved the aim of keeping all employees and visitors 100
    percent safe, 100 percent of the time;
  oCommitment to Integrity, with 100 percent participation globally in the
    company's quarterly business ethics and compliance training modules; 
  oCommunity stewardship, including more than 2,100 hours donated by more
    than 1,200 employee volunteers worldwide and record contributions to
    community organizations such as the United Way; and
  oInnovation, consistently exceeding 40 percent of sales realized from new
    products that offer customers at least 20 percent performance improvement.

Through in-depth research and a multi-step analysis, Ethisphere honored 145
companies from three dozen industries worldwide. Kennametal is one of just
seven industrial manufacturing companies chosen for this year's honor.

"The entire community of World's Most Ethical Companies believe that
customers, employees, investors and regulators place a high premium on trust
and that ethics and good governance are key in earning it," said Ethisphere's
Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich.

Celebrating more than 75 years as an industrial technology leader, Kennametal
Inc. delivers productivity to customers seeking peak performance in demanding
environments. The company provides innovative wear-resistant products,
application engineering and services backed by advanced material science,
serving customers in 60 countries across diverse sectors of aerospace,
earthworks, energy, industrial production, transportation and infrastructure.
With approximately 14,000 employees and nearly $3billion in sales, the
company realizes half of its revenue from outside North America, and 40
percent 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
percent 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 www.kennametal.com.

SOURCE Kennametal Inc.

Website: http://www.kennametal.com
Contact: Media Relations: Christina Sutter, 724-539-5708; Investor Relations:
Quynh McGuire, 724-539-6559
 
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