Kennametal Named Among PA's Best In-House Legal Departments

         Kennametal Named Among PA's Best In-House Legal Departments

PR Newswire

LATROBE, Pa., March 27, 2014

LATROBE, Pa., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kennametal Inc. today announced
that its Global Office of the General Counsel has been selected as one of
Pennsylvania's Best In-House Legal Departments by The Legal Intelligencer, a
Pennsylvania law journal. Kennametal is one of five companies to receive this
honor, being selected for excellence in in-house management, using its small
staff to initiate legal administration processes, ensuring the company remains
ethically conscious and serving as a key role in business development.

"This honor is a great distinction for our team, demonstrating our commitment
to ethics and integrity," said Kevin Nowe, Vice President, Secretary and
General Counsel. "It also recognizes the robust processes and training we have
in place that enable us to effectively partner with business colleagues to
provide timely and strategic legal counsel."

The department showcased outstanding performance in several areas including:

  oIntegrated and lean team with a staff of 10 attorneys serving more than
    14,000 employees globally;
  oEngaged in intellectual property, playing an integral role in new product
    development;
  oCommitted to supporting new business developments, including execution of
    two acquisitions in the past 18 months;
  oDisciplined processes for legal administration, continuously improving
    efficiencies, response time and customer satisfaction.

The Legal Intelligencer will honor Kennametal at a formal ceremony on May 29
in Philadelphia, Pa., as well as in their April magazine publication.

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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