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.