December 22, 2010



Stock Repurchase Program January 2010

Matthews International Corporation Announces Continuation of its Stock Repurchase Program

PITTSBURGH, PA, JANUARY 22, 2010– Matthews International Corporation (NASDAQ NMS: MATW) announced today that its Board of Directors approved a continuation of the Company’s stock repurchase program. Previously, the Board had approved repurchasing a cumulative total of 12,500,000 shares. Approximately 68,000 shares remain to be purchased under this authorization. Upon the repurchase of these remaining shares, the new authorization allows Matthews to purchase up to an additional 2,500,000 shares of the Company’s common stock.

2Q 2010 Earnings & Dividend

Matthews International Announces Second Quarter Earnings and Declares Quarterly Dividend

PITTSBURGH, PA, APRIL 22, 2010 – Matthews International Corporation (NASDAQ GSM: MATW) today announced earnings for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2010. Net income for the Company’s fiscal 2010 second quarter was $15,931,000, or $0.53 per share, compared to $12,742,000, or $0.42 per share, for the second fiscal quarter a year ago. The fiscal 2009 second quarter results included unusual charges of $0.11 per share, which primarily consisted of costs related to the consolidation of certain production operations within the Company’s Bronze segment, cost structure initiatives in certain of the Company’s other businesses and asset adjustments.

3Q 2010 Earnings & Dividend

Matthews International Announces Third Quarter Earnings and Declares Quarterly Dividend

PITTSBURGH, PA, JULY 22, 2010 – Matthews International Corporation (NASDAQ GSM: MATW) today announced earnings for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2010. Net income for the Company’s fiscal 2010 third quarter was $20,411,000, or $0.68 per share, compared to $18,068,000, or $0.60 per share, for the third fiscal quarter a year ago. The fiscal 2010 third quarter included a favorable adjustment of $0.02 per share related to the closure of certain prior income tax periods. The fiscal 2009 third quarter results included unusual charges of $0.03 per share, which primarily consisted of costs related to the consolidation of certain production operations within the Company’s Bronze segment, cost structure initiatives in certain of the Company’s other businesses and asset adjustments.

1Q 2010 Earnings & Dividend

Matthews International Announces First Quarter Earnings and Declares Quarterly Dividend January 21, 2010

PITTSBURGH, PA, JANUARY 21, 2010 – Matthews International Corporation (NASDAQ GSM: MATW) today announced earnings for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2009. Net income attributable to the Company was $12,996,000 for the fiscal 2010 first quarter, compared to $11,289,000 for the first three months of fiscal 2009. Earnings per share for the fiscal 2010 first quarter were $0.43 per share, compared to $0.37 per share for the same quarter a year ago. The prior year first quarter results included unusual charges of approximately $6,600,000 (pre-tax), or $0.14 per share, which primarily consisted of costs related to the consolidation of certain production operations within the Company’s Bronze segment, cost structure initiatives in certain of the Company’s other businesses and certain asset adjustments. In addition, earnings for the first quarter a year ago included the favorable effect of a one-time adjustment of $0.03 per share to income tax expense related to the Company’s ability to utilize a European tax loss carryover generated in prior years.

New Chairman of the Board Announced

Matthews International Corporation Elects New Chairman of the Board

PITTSBURGH, PA, FEBRUARY 19, 2010 – Matthews International Corporation (NASDAQ GSM: MATW) today reported that John D. Turner has been named as the Company’s new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Following the Company’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on February 18, 2010, the Board of Directors elected Mr. Turner as Chairman. William J. Stallkamp, the Company’s former Chairman, retired from the Board upon the close of the Shareholders’ Meeting.