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KEMET Enhances Design and Sourcing Flexibility with An Expanded Selection of Component Technologies

January 21, 2014

Building on a 50-Year-Plus Tradition, KEMET Moves Beyond Capacitors to Broaden Technology Solution Offering

GREENVILLE, S.C., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, is now offering its customers rapid and reliable access to the most advanced range of passive and electromechanical technologies from a single supplier. The company’s expanded portfolio brings together leading-edge products from joint venture partner NEC TOKIN and the KEMET ‘Easy-to-Buy-From’ (ETBF) commitment to unparalleled service.

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KEMET, who announced its alliance with NEC TOKIN in 2013, has now integrated the full line of the Japanese manufacturer’s advanced technologies into its own broad selection of capacitance solutions. KEMET’s comprehensive product line now includes supercapacitors, miniature signal relays, metal composite inductors, EMI cores, AC line filters, flex suppression sheets and an expanded array of tantalum capacitors. The NEC TOKIN products will be available via KEMET’s existing global channels and customers will benefit from the same ease of quoting and ordering, timely and reliable delivery and technical support that have long been associated with the KEMET brand.

“We have long been known as the ‘Easy-to-Buy-From’ company,” said Per Loof, KEMET Chief Executive Officer. “The KEMET brand was built on providing superior global customer service and the collaborative engineering services our customers need. Now, our value proposition also includes a much larger presence in Asia, the NEC TOKIN product portfolio and its state-of-the-art manufacturing processes.”

About KEMET

KEMET Corporation is a leading global supplier of electronic components. We offer our customers the broadest selection of capacitor technologies in the industry across all dielectrics, along with an expanding range of electromechanical devices, electromagnetic compatibility solutions and supercapacitors. Our vision is to be the preferred supplier of electronic component solutions demanding the highest standards of quality, delivery and service. KEMET’s common stock is listed on the NYSE under the symbol “KEM.” Additional information about KEMET can be found at www.kemet.com.

Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements included herein contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws about KEMET Corporation’s (the “Company”) financial condition and results of operations that are based on management’s current expectations, estimates and projections about the markets in which the Company operates, as well as management’s beliefs and assumptions. Words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” variations of such words and other similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, which are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management’s judgment only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly any of these forward-looking statements to reflect new information, future events or otherwise.

Certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcome and results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements are described in the Company’s reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Contact:
Dr. John C. Boan
Vice President, Marketing
johnnyboan@kemet.com
954.766.2813

SOURCE KEMET Corporation


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