Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI) will hold a live webcast of its 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. eastern time. The meeting will be held at the Company’s headquarters at One Technology Park Drive, Westford, Massachusetts. President and chief executive officer Jonathan W. Painter will present an overview of the Company’s business and strategic direction at the meeting. To view this webcast, please go to www.kadant.com and click on the “Investors” tab. By accessing the webcast, you will be able to view the slideshow and hear the accompanying audio, as well as ask questions by following the on-screen instructions. Participants who wish to participate in the question and answer session at the end of the presentation, should dial 866-804-6926 within the U.S., or +1-857-350-1672 outside the U.S., and reference participant passcode 83375884. Prior to the call, 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 June 22, 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.