Bucyrus Chairman Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

South Milwaukee, WI, USA, April 23, 2009

Bucyrus International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BUCY): The following announcement was made today at Bucyrus' Annual Meeting of Stockholders by Mr. Tim Sullivan, President & CEO.

"The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is world renowned as an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. Founded in the United States in 1780 by such luminaries as John Adams, James Bowdoin, and John Hancock, the Academy has elected as its members the finest minds and most influential leaders from each generation, including George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Webster and Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill. Current membership includes 4,000 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members including more than 250 Nobel laureates and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.

On Monday, April 20th the Academy announced the most recent additions to its membership roles. New inductees included US Secretary of Defense Robert Michael Gates, former US Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, actors James Earl Jones and Dame Judith Dench, and the former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela. In addition, there was a person elected to membership this year whom we know well.

I am pleased to announce that Theodore C. Rogers, Chairman of our Board of Directors, has been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and has joined one of the nation's and the world's most prestigious honorary societies.

Please join me congratulating Ted on being recognized and receiving this great honor."

About Bucyrus International, Inc.

Bucyrus is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high productivity mining equipment for the surface and underground mining industries.  Bucyrus' surface mining equipment is used for mining coal, copper, iron ore, oil sands and other minerals. Bucyrus' underground mining equipment is used primarily for mining coal and also used in mining minerals such as potash and trona. In addition to machine manufacturing, Bucyrus manufactures high quality OE parts and provides world-class support services for their machines.  Bucyrus' corporate headquarters is located in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.