Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) announced that it will release its 2012 first quarter results after the market closes on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 and will hold a webcast with a slide presentation for investors the next day, Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 11 a.m. eastern time. All interested parties are invited to view the webcast via the Company’s Web site at www.kadant.com by clicking on the “Investors” tab. By accessing the webcast, you will be able to view the slideshow and hear the accompanying audio. Participants viewing the webcast may also take part in the question and answer session at the end of the presentation by dialing the numbers shown below. Participants who also wish to participate in the webcast via teleconference, including the question and answer session, should dial 866-804-6926 within the U.S., or +1-857-350-1672 outside the U.S., and reference participant passcode 83375884. Participants listening to the call via teleconference should select the “listen live” option while viewing the webcast. Please begin dialing at least 10 minutes before the scheduled starting time. Our earnings release and webcast presentation will be posted on our Web site in the “Investors” section, under “Investor News.” Prior to the call, our earnings release and the slides used in the webcast presentation will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and will be available at www.sec.gov. An audio archive of the webcast presentation will be available on our Web site until May 25, 2012. Kadant is a leading supplier to the global pulp and paper industry. Our stock-preparation, fluid-handling, doctoring, and water-management equipment and systems are designed to increase efficiency and improve quality in pulp and paper production. Many of our products, particularly in our fluid-handling product line, are also used to optimize production in other process industries. In addition, we produce granules from papermaking byproducts for agricultural and lawn and garden applications. Kadant is based in Westford, Massachusetts, with revenues of $335 million in 2011 and 1,700 employees in 17 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.kadant.com.