Kaman

AR 13

Proxy

Proxy/Proposal 3

PROPOSAL 3: RATIFICATION OF APPOINTMENT OF PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS LLP AS INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM FOR THE COMPANY

On February 20, 2014, the Audit Committee approved the engagement of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ("PwC") as our independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2014. Although not legally required to do so, the Board historically has chosen to ask the Company's shareholders to ratify the selection of the Company's independent registered public accounting firm. In the event shareholders do not ratify the appointment, the Audit Committee may reconsider it. Even if the selection is ratified, the Audit Committee may, in its discretion, select a different registered public accounting firm at any time during the year if it determines that such a change would be in the best interests of the Company and our shareholders.

KPMG LLP ("KPMG") was engaged to audit our consolidated financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2012, and was dismissed as our independent registered public accounting firm, effective as of the date KPMG completed its audit of our consolidated financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2012, and the related financial statement schedule (the "2012 Financial Statements and related schedule") and the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2012, the issuance of their reports thereon, and the filing of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012. During the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2012, and through the date we filed our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, we had no disagreements with KPMG on any matter of accounting principle or practice, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedure which, if not resolved to KPMG's satisfaction, would have caused it to make reference to the matter in conjunction with its report on our consolidated financial statements for the relevant year; and there were no "reportable events" as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of SEC Regulation S-K.

KPMG's audit reports on our consolidated financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2012, and the related financial statement schedule, and on the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2011 and 2012, did not contain an adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion, nor were they qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope, or accounting principles, except that (i) KPMG's report on our consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2011, and on the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2011, contained separate paragraphs stating that (A) "As discussed in Note 2 to the consolidated financial statements, Kaman Corporation and subsidiaries have elected to change their method of accounting for defined benefit pension plan costs"; and (B) "Kaman Corporation and subsidiaries acquired Target Electronic Supply, Vermont Composites, Inc. and Catching Fluidpower, Inc. (collectively "the acquired companies") during 2011, and management excluded from its assessment of the effectiveness of Kaman Corporation and subsidiaries' internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2011, the acquired companies' internal control over financial reporting associated with total assets of 10% and total revenues of 1% in the consolidated financial statements of Kaman Corporation and subsidiaries as of and for the year ended December 31, 2011. Our audit of internal control over financial reporting of Kaman Corporation and subsidiaries also excluded an evaluation of the internal control over financial reporting of the acquired companies" and (ii) KPMG's report on our consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2012, and on the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2012, contained a paragraph stating that "Kaman Corporation and subsidiaries acquired Zeller Corporation and Florida Bearings, Inc. (collectively "the acquired companies") during 2012, and management excluded from its assessment of the effectiveness of Kaman Corporation and subsidiaries' internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2012, the acquired companies' internal control over financial reporting associated with total assets of 7% and total revenues of 1% in the consolidated financial statements of Kaman Corporation and subsidiaries as of and for the year ended December 31, 2012. Our audit of internal control over financial reporting of Kaman Corporation and subsidiaries also excluded an evaluation of the internal control over financial reporting of the acquired companies."

During the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2012, and through the date we filed our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, neither we, nor anyone on our behalf, consulted with PwC with respect to either (i) the application of accounting principles to a specified transaction, either completed or proposed, or the type of audit opinion that might be rendered on our consolidated financial statements, and no written report or oral advice was provided by PwC to us that PwC concluded was an important factor considered by us in reaching a decision as to any accounting, auditing, or financial reporting issue or (ii) any matter that was the subject of either a disagreement (as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of SEC Regulation S-K) or a reportable event (as described in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of SEC Regulation S-K).

We expect that a representative of PwC will attend the annual meeting, and that such representative will have an opportunity to make a statement if he or she so desires. The representative will also be available to respond to appropriate questions from shareholders. See "INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE—Board Meetings and Committees–Audit Committee" for additional information pertaining to the Audit Committee, its activity during 2013, and related matters.

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS
THAT SHAREHOLDERS VOTE "FOR" RATIFICATION OF
THE APPOINTMENT OF PWC AS OUR INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM FOR 2014