Kennametal to Divest Electronics Business
Kennametal Inc., Latrobe, PA, has signed a definitive agreement with KPAC LLC to divest Kennametal's Kemmer Praezision Electronics business. Kemmer Praezision manufactures and markets tungsten carbide consumable tools for the printed circuit board market. The disposition of this business is in line with Kennametal's recently announced intention to accelerate its manufacturing rationalization opportunities and its strategy to focus on core businesses.
The transaction, which is expected to be complete by September 2006, (first quarter fiscal year 2007 for Kennametal), remains subject to certain negotiated conditions of closing. The estimated loss from this divestiture is expected to be $0.45 to $0.50 per share and is related to the estimated $0.55 to $0.70 per ...