Kaman

AR 13

Proxy

Proxy/Highlights

This summary highlights some of the important information contained in this Proxy Statement and does not include all of the information you should consider regarding the proposals being presented at the Annual Meeting. You should read the entire Proxy Statement before casting your vote.

Date, Time and Place of Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting is being held at 9:00 a.m., local time, on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the corporate headquarters of the Company located at 1332 Blue Hills Avenue, Bloomfield, Connecticut. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria located in Building 19 on our Bloomfield campus. Appropriate signage will be in place directing you to the cafeteria the day of the meeting.

Availability of Proxy Materials

Your proxy is being solicited for use at the Annual Meeting on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Company. On February 28, 2014, we mailed a Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials to all shareholders of record as of February 14, 2014, the record date for the Meeting, advising that they could view all of the proxy materials online at www.envisionreports.com/KAMN, or request a paper copy of the proxy materials free of charge. You may request a paper or email copy of the materials using any of the following methods:

  • By Internet: Go to www.envisionreports.com/KAMN. Click "Cast Your Vote or Request Materials" and follow the instructions to log in and order a paper copy of the Meeting materials.
  • By Phone: Call 1-866-641-4276 toll-free and follow the instructions to log in and order a paper copy of the Meeting materials.
  • By Email: Send an email to investorvote@computershare.com with "Proxy Materials Kaman Corporation" in the subject line. Include in the message your full name and address, and state that you want a paper copy of the Meeting materials.

All requests must include the control number set forth in the shaded area of the Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials, and to facilitate timely delivery, all requests must be received by April 7, 2014.

Eligibility to Vote

You can vote if you held shares of the Company's Common Stock as of the close of business on February 14, 2014. Each share of Common Stock is entitled to one vote. As of February 14, 2014, there were 26,875,683 shares of Common Stock outstanding and eligible to vote.

How to Vote

You may vote by using any of the following methods:

  • By Internet: Go to www.envisionreports.com/KAMN. Have your Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials or proxy card in hand when you go to the website.
  • By Mail: If you requested a paper copy of the proxy materials, complete, sign, and return your proxy card in the prepaid envelope.
  • By Phone: 1-800-652-VOTE (8683). Have your proxy card in hand when you call and then follow the instructions.

Revocation of Proxy

You may revoke your proxy at any time prior to its being counted at the Annual Meeting by:

  • casting a new vote using the Internet or by telephone;
  • giving written notice to the Company's Corporate Secretary or submitting a written proxy bearing a later date prior to the beginning of the Annual Meeting; or
  • attending the Annual Meeting and voting in person.

Meeting Agenda and Voting Recommendations

Proposal Matter Board Recommendation Page Reference
1. Election of Three Class 3 Directors For Three-Year Terms "FOR"
EACH NOMINEE
4
2. Advisory Vote to Approve Named Executive Officer Compensation "FOR" 49
3. Ratification of Appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the Company for 2014 "FOR" 50

ALL SHAREHOLDERS ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL MEETING. IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND THE ANNUAL MEETING, PLEASE VOTE YOUR SHARES. YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT!