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Carpenter Technology Announces Completion of $200 Million Syndicated Credit Facility

WYOMISSING, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 24, 2009-- Carpenter Technology Corporation (NYSE: CRS), announced today the successful completion of a $200 million syndicated credit facility. This three year revolving line of credit replaces the five year $150 million revolver due to expire in August, 2010 and the $50 million accounts receivable securitization facility due to expire in March, 2010. The new facility, comprised of nine lenders, was substantially oversubscribed prior to allocations.

“We are very pleased with the lender group’s show of confidence in our business and financial position,” said K. Douglas Ralph, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “The completion of this $200 million facility further solidifies our strong liquidity position which includes over $375 million of cash on our balance sheet.”

Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase served as the Co-Lead Arrangers. Terms of the facility remain largely unchanged from the prior agreement and include the same two financial covenants, debt to total capital and interest coverage ratio.

Carpenter Technology produces and distributes specialty alloys, including stainless steels, titanium alloys and superalloys, and various engineered products. Detailed information about Carpenter Technology can be accessed at our website:

Except for historical information, all other information in this news release consists of forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those projected, anticipated or implied. The most significant of these uncertainties are described in Carpenter's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2009, its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2009 and the exhibits attached to those filings. They include but are not limited to: (1) the cyclical nature of the specialty materials business and certain end-use markets, including aerospace, industrial, automotive, consumer, medical, and energy, or other influences on Carpenter’s business such as new competitors, the consolidation of competitors, customers, and suppliers or the transfer of manufacturing capacity from the United States to foreign countries; (2) the ability of Carpenter to achieve cost savings, productivity improvements or process changes; (3) the ability to recoup increases in the cost of energy, raw materials, freight or other factors; (4) domestic and foreign excess manufacturing capacity for certain metals; (5) fluctuations in currency exchange rates; (6) the degree of success of government trade actions; (7) the valuation of the assets and liabilities in Carpenter’s pension trusts and the accounting for pension plans; (8) possible labor disputes or work stoppages; (9) the potential that our customers may substitute alternate materials or adopt different manufacturing practices that replace or limit the suitability of our products; (10) the ability to successfully acquire and integrate acquisitions; (11) the availability of credit facilities to Carpenter, its customers or other members of the supply chain; (12) the ability to obtain energy or raw materials, especially from suppliers located in countries that may be subject to unstable political or economic conditions; (13) our manufacturing processes are dependent upon highly specialized equipment located primarily in one facility in Reading, Pennsylvania and for which there may be limited alternatives if there are significant equipment failures or catastrophic events; and (14) our future success depends on the continued service and availability of key personnel, including members of our executive management team, management, metallurgists and other skilled personnel and the loss of these key personnel could affect our ability to perform until suitable replacements are found. Any of these factors could have an adverse and/or fluctuating effect on Carpenter's results of operations. The forward-looking statements in this document are intended to be subject to the safe harbor protection provided by Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Carpenter undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

Source: Carpenter Technology Corporation

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