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Applied Industrial Technologies to Report First-Quarter Earnings, Hold Annual Meeting on October 20, 2009
CLEVELAND, OH (October 8, 2009) – Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT) today said it expects to report fiscal 2010 first quarter earnings before market opens on the morning of Tuesday, October 20, 2009.  The company's fiscal 2010 first quarter ended September 30, 2009.

Also on that date, the company will hold its Annual Meeting of Shareholders at 10 a.m. ET at the company's World Headquarters in Cleveland.

The quarterly conference call for investors and analysts will begin at 4 p.m. ET on October 20, 2009.  To join the call, dial 1-800-697-5978 or 1-630-691-2750 (for International callers) using passcode 8983558.  The call will be conducted by Chairman & CEO Dave Pugh, President & COO Ben Mondics, and CFO Mark Eisele.  A live audio webcast can be accessed online at www.Applied.com.  A replay of the call will be available for two weeks by dialing 1-888-843-8996 or 1-630-652-3044 (International) using passcode 8983558.

With approximately 460 facilities and 4,700 employee associates across North America, Applied Industrial Technologies is an industrial distributor that offers more than 3 million parts critical to the operations of MRO and OEM customers in virtually every industry.  In addition, Applied provides engineering, design and systems integration for industrial and fluid power applications, as well as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber and fluid power shop services. For its fiscal year ended June 30, 2009, Applied posted sales of $1.9 billion. Applied can be visited on the Internet at http://www.applied.com.

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CONTACT:  Mark O. Eisele, Vice President – Chief Financial Officer, 216-426-4417 or
Richard C. Shaw, Vice President – Communications, 216-426-4343.