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Kemet Reports Q2

Greenville, S.C. — KEMET Corp. today reported preliminary results for the second fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2010. Net sales for the quarter ended September 30, 2010 were $248.6 million, which is a 43.5% increase over the same quarter last fiscal year and a 2.0% increase over the prior fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2010 of $243.8 million.

On a U.S. GAAP basis, net income was $34.9 million, or $0.43 per basic share and $0.23 per diluted share for the second quarter of fiscal year 2011 compared to a net loss of $93.1 million or $(1.15) per basic and diluted share for the same quarter last year and compared to a net loss of $20.1 million or $(0.25) per basic and diluted share for the prior fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2010. The current fiscal quarter includes $2.3 million of restructuring charges primarily associated with the relocation of equipment, a $1.8 million net gain on sales of assets and a $2.0 million gain on licensing of patents. Conversely, the second quarter of fiscal year 2010 included a $81.1 million non-cash charge related to the mark-to-market adjustment for the Platinum Closing Warrant and $1.3 million of restructuring charges.

Non-GAAP Adjusted net income was $34.3 million or $0.42 per basic share and $0.22 per diluted share for the current fiscal quarter compared to a Non-GAAP Adjusted net loss of $5.8 million, or $(0.07) per basic and diluted share for the same quarter last year and compared to a Non-GAAP Adjusted net income of $22.3 million, or $0.28 per basic share and $0.15 per diluted share for the prior fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2010.

“Traditionally, our second fiscal quarter reflects a slowdown related to the effects of European holidays. This year demand remained strong throughout the period while we continued to improve our operating efficiencies, contain our operating expenses, and thus increase operating margins benefiting both our net earnings and our cash generation,” said Per Loof KEMET’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our financial results today significantly exceed our performance prior to the recession and we remain focused on bringing our shareholders increasing value through continued execution of our strategies and strength in our markets,” continued Loof.

KEMET Corp.

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