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K-TRON BOARD ELECTS NEW DIRECTOR

 Cherry Hill, N.J., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- K-Tron International, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTII) announced today that Richard J. Pinola has been appointed as a director, filling a Board vacancy that has existed since October 1993.
 Pinola is the chairman and chief executive officer of Right Management Associates, a leading publicly-held international firm specializing in human resource consulting and career management. With more than 100 offices worldwide, Right Associates has served more than 5,000 client companies, including most of the Fortune 500 corporations. Pinola has served on the board of directors of Right Associates since 1990. As CEO since July 1992, he has been responsible for restructuring the company, improving revenues and profitability, and dramatically restoring investor confidence.
 Prior to joining Right Associates in 1992, Pinola was the president and chief operating officer of Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company. A CPA, he was with Price Waterhouse early in his career. Pinola currently serves on the board of directors of Yardley Holdings Company and on the advisory board of Micro Diagnostics Corporation. He is a former board member of several organizations including Janney Montgomery Scott and the American Lung Association.
 Board Chairman Leo C. Beebe commented, "Richard Pinola brings a unique combination of strengths in finance, compensation, human resources and investor relations to K-Tron's Board. He has an outstanding record of proven success in achieving results in performance and profitability, and his experience in international operations will be an asset to K-Tron."
 K-Tron International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a major producer of gravimetric and volumetric feeders, blenders and related process control and material handling equipment, with facilities and customers throughout the world.
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 /CONTACT: Pat Daniels, director, International Human Resources and Corporate Communications of K-Tron International, 609-661-6240/
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