Proxy Corner and Hillenbrand Inc.

PROXY CORNER: Hillenbrand Inc.

March 5, 2011

Hillenbrand Inc., One Batesville Blvd., Batesville, 47006, operates Batesville Casket, which sells burial caskets and other death-care products. Hillenbrand also operates K-Tron International, which makes material-handling equipment and systems. In the fiscal first quarter, which ended Dec. 31, 2010, Hillenbrand reported net income of $27.1 million, or 44 cents a share, on revenue of $211.0 million. That compares with net income of $29.5 million, or 48 cents a share, on revenue of $161.5 million in the same period a year earlier. The company’s website is www.hillenbrandinc.com, and its New York Stock Exchange ticker symbol is HI. Information for Proxy Corner was taken from Yahoo! Finance and from the company’s proxy statement dated Jan. 6, 2011.

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