KEMET CEO Per Loof Earns Spot on 2016 Top 100 Conflict Mineral Influence Leaders List

Recognized for Maintaining Conflict-Free Supply Chains While Meeting Supply Demands

GREENVILLE, SC--(Marketwired - March 24, 2016) - KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM) CEO Per Loof is being recognized for shaping supply chain excellence as a 2016 Top 100 Conflict Mineral Influence Leader by Assent Compliance. Mr. Loof is ranked as number three out of 100 nominees for advancing KEMET, a leading supplier of electronic components, to the forefront of sustainable, conflict-free tantalum mining.

KEMET began purchasing minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) only after Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act was passed in 2010 and procedures for tracking source minerals were implemented. Since then, KEMET has taken a leading role in the sourcing of conflict-free tantalum ores from the DRC. This resulted in one of the electronics industry's first comprehensive, socially and economically sustainable sourcing models based on tantalum ore from the DRC and culminated in the only closed pipe, vertically integrated conflict-free supply chain.

"KEMET has shown that it is possible to succeed in business while being economically and socially responsible," stated Mr. Loof. "We believe our work can serve as a blueprint for responsible companies worldwide and demonstrate that solutions combining social sustainability and economic interests are not mutually exclusive. I am honored to be part of such dedicated group of conflict minerals leaders, and I look forward to continuing my work, not just for KEMET, but for the people of the DRC."

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KEMET Corporation is a leading global manufacturer of electronic components that meet the highest standards for quality, delivery and service. The company offers its 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. KEMET's corporate headquarters are in South Carolina; the company also operates manufacturing facilities, sales and distribution centers around the world. KEMET's common stock is listed on the NYSE under the symbol "KEM." Additional information about KEMET can be found at

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KEMET CEO Per Loof Earns Spot on 2016 Top 100 Conflict Mineral Influence Leaders List