December 29, 2009



New Board Member Announced

Matthews International Announces New Director – Alvaro Garcia-Tunon

PITTSBURGH, PA, October 29, 2009 — Matthews International Corporation (NASDAQ: MATW) announced that Alvaro Garcia-Tunon was elected to the Company’s Board of Directors.

Executive Appointments

Matthews International Announces Executive Appointments

PITTSBURGH, PA, February 23, 2009 — Matthews International Corporation (NASDAQ: MATW) today announced two executive appointments.

Jennifer A. Ciccone has been appointed Vice President, Human Resources for the Company.  Ms. Ciccone had been Director, Corporate Human Resources since 2006.  Ms. Ciccone joined the Company in 1998 and has held various managerial positions within the Company’s Human Resources Department.

2009 Mid-Year Earnings Update

Matthews International Corporation Provides Mid-Year Update to Earnings Guidance

PITTSBURGH, PA, MARCH 23, 2009 – Matthews International Corporation (NASDAQ GSM: MATW) today provided an update to the Company’s earnings guidance for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009.

2Q 2009 Earnings & Dividend

Matthews International Announces Second Quarter Earnings and Declares Quarterly Dividend

PITTSBURGH, PA, APRIL 23, 2009 – Matthews International Corporation (NASDAQ GSM: MATW) today announced earnings for the quarter ended March 31, 2009. Net income for the Company’s fiscal 2009 second quarter was $12,742,000, representing earnings per share of $0.42. The fiscal 2009 second quarter results included unusual charges of approximately $5,300,000 (pre-tax), or $0.11 per share, which primarily consisted of costs related to the consolidation of certain production operations within the Company’s Bronze segment, severance costs in connection with cost structure initiatives in certain of the Company’s other businesses and asset adjustments resulting from current market conditions. Net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2008 was $20,283,000, or $0.65 per share.

3Q 2009 Earnings & Dividend

Matthews International Announces Third Quarter Earnings and Declares Quarterly Dividend

PITTSBURGH, PA, JULY 23, 2009 – Matthews International Corporation (NASDAQ GSM: MATW) today announced earnings for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2009. Net income for the Company’s fiscal 2009 third quarter was $18,068,000, representing earnings per share of $0.60. The fiscal 2009 third quarter results included net unusual charges of approximately $1.3 million (pre-tax), or $0.03 per share. Unusual items for the current quarter primarily consisted of charges related to the consolidation of certain production operations within the Company’s Bronze segment and costs related to operational and systems improvements in certain of the Company’s other businesses, net of favorable changes in certain asset values resulting from current market conditions. Fiscal 2009 third quarter earnings also included the favorable effect of an adjustment of $0.01 per share, primarily related to changes in the estimated tax accruals for open tax periods. Net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2008 was $21,378,000, or $0.69 per share.