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Kimball Electronics Jasper facility achieves aerospace certification; AS9100 registration enhances value as electronic systems supplier

JASPER, Ind., Apr 13, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Kimball Electronics Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Kimball International, Inc. (NASDAQ: KBALB), announced today that the Company's Indiana production facility has met all the necessary requirements for AS9100 registration. The new aerospace certification adds to the Jasper facility's services and capabilities to better serve the mission critical standards of military and commercial aerospace customers. Kimball Electronics Group (KEG) is a global top-twenty-ranked contract electronics manufacturing services (EMS) company that specializes in high reliability electronics with applications in the public safety, medical, automotive, and industrial controls industries.

AS9100 is an enhancement of the ISO9001 certification developed by the International Aerospace Quality Group with added focus on more rigorous requirements and expectations from the aerospace industry. AS9100 certification guidelines apply to design, new product introductions (NPI), manufacturing processes, and repair services for customers within the aerospace industry. Achievement of this certification implies that Kimball Electronics-Jasper (KEJ) has exhibited a consistent and robust quality management program for their manufacturing processes to ensure safety and reliability in all of their products. The AS9100 quality certification is accepted by most major aerospace original equipment manufacturers ensuring quality, manufacturing, and traceability processes are followed for aerospace customers.

Steve Korn, Vice President, North American Operations stated, "The accomplishment of being certified to AS9100 standards was the result of cooperative team work and attention to detail by the Kimball Electronics - Jasper team. With the addition of this critical aerospace certification, Kimball Electronics - Jasper will continue to expand its growth in the public safety market segment."

Kimball's proven record in the field of durable electronics for products with critical reliability demands and "high-cost-of-failure" performance requirements has made the Company a respected supplier in the public safety market, which includes defense, law enforcement and emergency response products. The Company's U.S. operations enable it to provide a broad range of capabilities and logistics services in support of customers' needs and requirements for security in handling sensitive products. Kimball currently manufactures a number of sensitive items at its two ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations)-registered and J-STD-001 compliant facilities (in Indiana and Florida), including a variety of product assemblies utilized in target acquisition, perimeter surveillance, night vision, border control, satellite communications, countermeasures and radar jamming.

Press release issued by Kimball Electronics Group on April 13, 2010


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