Caterpillar Announces Officer Departure

Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:00pm EST

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PEORIA, Ill.,  Jan. 18, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT)
announced today that  Luis de Leon, vice president with responsibility for the
Mining Products Division, is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. 

"We wish Luis well in his new endeavors," said  Steve Wunning, Caterpillar group
president with responsibility for Resource Industries. A replacement for de Leon
will be named in the near future.  

de Leon joined Caterpillar in  June 2011  upon completion of Caterpillar's
acquisition of Bucyrus International, Inc., where he was chief operating officer
for four years.  

About Caterpillar:  
For more than 85 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress
possible and driving positive change on every continent. With 2011 sales and
revenues of  $60.138 billion, Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer of
construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial
gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company also is a leading
services provider through Caterpillar Financial Services, Caterpillar
Remanufacturing Services and Progress Rail Services. More information is
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SOURCE  Caterpillar Inc.

Jim Dugan, Global Government & Corporate Affairs, Caterpillar, +1-309-494-4100,

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