Matthews International Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings Schedule

EARNINGS RELEASE November 15, 2012
CONFERENCE CALL November 16, 2012

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matthews International Corporation (Nasdaq:MATW) today announced plans to release fourth quarter fiscal 2012 results after the market closes on Thursday, November 15, 2012.

In addition, the Company expects to declare its dividend for the fiscal 2012 fourth quarter on November 15, 2012. In previous years, the Company declared its fourth quarter dividend in the month of October. The change in dividend timing is being made to align the Company's fourth quarter dividend declaration with its earnings release, consistent with the Company's first three fiscal quarters.

Matthews International Corporation has scheduled a conference call to discuss its fourth quarter results for Friday, November 16, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time. Participating in the call will be Joseph C. Bartolacci – President and CEO, and Steven F. Nicola - Chief Financial Officer.

To participate in the call, dial 1-612-332-0228 at least ten minutes before the conference call begins and ask for the Matthews International Corporation conference call. A replay of the call will be available at approximately 11:00 a.m. Eastern time the day of the conference and will be accessible until 11:59 p.m., November 30, 2012. To access the replay, dial 1-320-365-3844, enter the pass code 267624, and follow the provided instructions.

Matthews International Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a designer, manufacturer and marketer principally of memorialization products and brand solutions. Memorialization products consist primarily of bronze and granite memorials and other memorialization products, caskets and cremation equipment for the cemetery and funeral home industries. Brand solutions include graphics imaging products and services, marking products, and merchandising solutions. The Company's products and services include cast bronze and granite memorials and other memorialization products; caskets; cast and etched architectural products; cremation equipment and cremation-related products; mausoleums; brand management; printing plates and cylinders, pre-press services and imaging services for the primary packaging and corrugated industries; marking and coding equipment and consumables, and industrial automation products for identifying, tracking and conveying various consumer and industrial products, components and packaging containers; and merchandising display systems and marketing and design services.

CONTACT: Steven F. Nicola Chief Financial Officer, Secretary & Treasurer 412-442-8262Source:Matthews International Corporation