KEMET Operations Not Affected By Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami

Mar 14, 2011, 16:50 ET from KEMET Corporation

GREENVILLE, S.C., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, today announced that its operations have not been affected following Friday's magnitude 8.9 earthquake and resulting tsunami that left towns and villages in Japan devastated.

“In response to many inquiries from both our customers as well as analysts following our company, we want to confirm that KEMET’s worldwide operations have not been affected by the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami,” stated Per Loof, KEMET’s Chief Executive Officer. We are not aware of any issues in our materials supply chain as a result of the disaster. Therefore, our customers can expect no impact in our ability to fulfill orders," stated Per Loof, KEMET's Chief Executive Officer. "All of us at KEMET are keeping those affected by this horrific tragedy in our thoughts. KEMET is contributing to the American Red Cross National Disaster Relief Fund in support of their work in helping in the recovery of this disaster," continued Loof.


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Dean W. Dimke

Director of Corporate and Investor Communications


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