Michelle L. Collins Elected to Bucyrus Board of Directors

South Milwaukee, WI, USA, June 11, 2009

Bucyrus International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BUCY) announced that Michelle L. Collins has been elected as a new Director to its Board of Directors. The appointment becomes effective July 1, 2009 with Ms. Collins being a member of the class of directors whose term expires at the Company's 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. In addition, Ms. Collins was appointed to Bucyrus' Audit Committee of the Company's Board of Directors.

Ms. Collins is President of Cambium LLC, a business and financial advisory firm. She also serves as a member of the Advisory Board of Svoboda Capital Partners, LLC where she was a co-founder of the firm serving as a Managing Director until 2006. In addition she serves on the boards of Columbia Acorn and Wanger Advisory Trusts, Molex, Inc. and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois. She also serves as a board member or trustee of numerous community and philanthropic organizations including the Field Museum of Chicago, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Renaissance Schools Fund

Ms. Collins is a Chicago native. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Yale University and Harvard Business School.

Bucyrus' Board of Directors, management team and employees extend a warm welcome and their congratulations to Ms. Collins on her appointment.

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.

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