Matthews International Announces Third Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule

PITTSBURGH, Pa., July 2, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matthews International Corporation (Nasdaq:MATW) today announced plans to release third quarter fiscal 2010 results after the market closes on Thursday, July 22, 2010.

Matthews International Corporation has scheduled a conference call for Friday, July 23, 2010 at 10:00 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 1-612-288-0337 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 12:00 p.m. Eastern time the day of the conference call and will be accessible until 11:59 p.m., August 5, 2010. To access the replay, dial 1-320-365-3844, enter the pass code 163383 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 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 memorials and other memorialization products; caskets; cast and etched architectural products; granite memorials; 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:  Matthews International Corporation
          Steven F. Nicola, Chief Financial Officer,
           Secretary & Treasurer