AR 13


Proxy/Notice of Annual Meeting of Shareholders

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April 16, 2014

The Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Kaman Corporation will be held at the corporate headquarters of the Company located at 1332 Blue Hills Avenue, Bloomfield, Connecticut, on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at 9:00 a.m., local time, for the following purposes:

  1. To elect three (3) Class 3 Directors to serve for terms of three (3) years each and until their successors are duly elected and qualify.
  2. To approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company's named executive officers.
  3. To ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm.
  4. To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting.

The close of business on February 14, 2014, has been fixed as the record date for determining the holders of Common Stock entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the Annual Meeting.

In connection with the Annual Meeting, we have prepared a meeting notice, a proxy statement, and our annual report to shareholders, all of which provide important information that our shareholders will want to review before the Annual Meeting. On February 28, 2014, we mailed a Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials instructing our shareholders how to access these materials online and how to submit proxies by telephone or the Internet. We use this online access format because it expedites the delivery of materials, reduces printing and postage costs and eliminates bulky paper documents from your files, creating a more efficient process for both shareholders and the Company.

If you receive the Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials by mail, you will not receive a printed copy of these materials unless you specifically request one. The Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials contains instructions on how to obtain a paper copy of the materials. If you receive paper copies of the materials, a proxy card will also be enclosed.

You may vote using the Internet, telephone or mail, or by attending the meeting and voting in person. If you plan to attend in person, you will need to provide proof of share ownership, such as an account or brokerage statement, and a form of personal identification in order to vote your shares.

All shareholders are cordially invited to attend the meeting.


Richard S. Smith, Jr.
Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and Secretary

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF PROXY MATERIALS FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS TO BE HELD ON APRIL 16, 2014: This Notice of Annual Meeting and Proxy Statement and the Company's Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2013, are available free of charge on our website at www.kaman.com/investor-relations/financial-information.