KEMET Announces New Vice President of Quality and Chief Compliance Officer

December 26, 2008

GREENVILLE, SC – December 23, 2008 – KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM) has announced today that Susan (Sue) Barkal is being promoted to Vice President of Quality and Chief Compliance Officer as of January 1, 2009. Her current position with the Company is Director of Product Management and Central Planning. Sue is replacing Donald Aldworth, VP of Quality, who is retiring at the end of 2008.

Barkal’s role will include all Quality and Corporate Compliance related activity worldwide. The Chief Compliance Officer will be responsible for the oversight of all matters related to business ethics, both internally and externally. All Business Group Quality personnel will continue their local site reporting relationships. However, a dotted line reporting relationship will exist for all Quality related personnel throughout the Company’s three Business Groups. Barkal will report to Robert Arguelles, SVP Operational Excellence, Quality and IT.

We could not be more pleased to have Sue’s leadership in this most important role. Quality is our number one priority at KEMET, stated Robert Arguelles. Sue brings nine years of valuable KEMET experience — she knows and understands our customers, our products and our processes. Sue is a well-respected member of the KEMET organization. She has the complete confidence of our senior leadership team.

KEMET Corporation (KEM) applies world-class service and quality to deliver industry-leading, high-performance capacitance solutions to its customers around the world. KEMET offers the world’s most complete line of surface-mount and through-hole capacitor technologies across tantalum, ceramic, film, aluminum, electrolytic, and paper dielectrics. KEMET’s common stock is listed on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol KEM. Additional information about KEMET can be found at .