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Actuant Announces Appointment of Barbara G. Bolens as Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Investor Relations and Communications


Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU) today announced that Barbara G Bolens
("Barb") has joined Actuant as its Vice President of Corporate Strategy,
Investor Relations and Communications. Barb will report to Rick Dillon,
Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer of the Company.

"I am very pleased to welcome Barb to lead Actuant's Corporate Strategy
and Investor Relations/Communications team. Barb is an accomplished
leader and given the extensive corporate finance leadership experience
she brings to the Company, including leading corporate strategy
initiatives, investor relations and communication functions, acquisition
integration and capital structure leadership, Barb is well qualified for
her new position and I look forward to working with her."

Prior to coming to Actuant, Barb spent over 6 years at Joy Global
Inc/Komatsu Mining Corporation as its VP and Treasurer. Responsible for
Treasury operations at both Komatsu America/Komatsu Mining Corp and Joy
Global (its predecessor), she led several significant treasury and risk
management initiatives including integration & merger activities,
development of an enterprise risk management structure and implementing
effective strategies to manage the Company's capital structure. Prior to
Komatsu Mining/Joy Global, Barb held financial leadership positions of
increasing responsibility at several other multinational corporations as
well as early career leadership roles in sales and marketing. Barb has a
deep understanding of both OEM as well as distribution business models
and has worked to create cohesive strategies, efficient capital and
liquidity structures and impactful financial communications within the
companies in which she has worked.

About Actuant Corporation

Actuant Corporation is a diversified industrial company serving
customers from operations in more than 30 countries. The Actuant
businesses are leaders in a broad array of niche markets including
branded hydraulic tools and solutions; specialized products and services
for energy markets and highly engineered position and motion control
systems. The Company was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Actuant trades on the NYSE under the symbol
ATU. For further information on Actuant and its businesses, visit the
Company's website at

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