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Kaman Reports 2012 Fourth Quarter And Full Year Results

Operating profit was higher in each of our businesses. At Distribution, operating profit from continuing operations was a record $50.6 million, a 7.8% increase, achieved in the face of declining industrial production. This decline was especially felt during the second half of the year, resulting in flat organic sales year over year. Despite this pressure, Distribution maintained an operating margin of 5.0%, consistent with the prior year.

We are pleased with the performance of the Joint Programmable Fuze during 2012. We delivered over 27,000 fuzes, of which 17,000 were delivered in the second half of the year. The impressive performance of the JPF, coupled with increased demand for our bearings products, more than offset lower deliveries of BLACK HAWK helicopter cockpits, reduced volume from our unmanned K-MAX® program, and lower missile fuzing sales.

During 2012, we completed strategic transactions that will offer additional opportunities and capabilities to our customers. This includes two acquisitions in our Distribution business that have strengthened our growing services offerings, increased our capabilities, and broadened our U.S. footprint. We also divested our Canadian operations and entered into a strategic alliance called Sourcepoint Industrial with the buyer that will allow each of us to focus on our home markets, while offering larger overall service capabilities to our customers. Within Aerospace we entered into a joint venture in India to capture offset opportunities in the significant Indian market. We also continued the ramp up of our Mexican aerostructures facility adding additional customers during the year. With these investments we have significantly expanded our offerings to customers, developed additional product lines and increased our global footprint.

We have built a strong company and we expect that 2013 will be another year of progress toward our long-term goals. While we anticipate some modest near term headwinds from both reduced DOD spending and industrial market conditions, our team at Kaman is prepared to manage through these issues, continuing to deliver long-term shareholder value."

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