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Important Notice of Availability of Proxy Materials for the Shareholder Meeting of


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May 25, 2010 at 2:30 PM

Boston Marriott Burlington, One Mall Road, Burlington, Massachusetts















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•     Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders


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•     Form of Electronic Proxy Card


•     2009 Annual Report to Stockholders

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The Board of Directors of Kadant Inc recommends that you vote FOR the election of directors.



The Board of Directors of Kadant Inc. recommends that you vote FOR proposal 2.





Election of two directors to the class to be elected for a three-year term expiring in 2013.






Ratification of the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as the company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2010.



NOMINEES:    Jonathan W. Painter

                            William A. Rainville






In their discretion on such other matters as may properly come before the Meeting.

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