2Q 2011 Earnings Release

2Q 2011 Earnings Release

Matthews International Reports Sales Increase Over 9% and Continued Earnings Growth for Second Quarter; Declares Quarterly Dividend

PITTSBURGH, PA, APRIL 25, 2011 – Matthews International Corporation (NASDAQ GSM: MATW) today announced earnings for the quarter ended March 31, 2011. Net income attributable to the Company increased to $16,587,000 for the fiscal 2011 second quarter, compared to $15,931,000 for the same quarter a year ago. Earnings per share for the fiscal 2011 second quarter were $0.56 per share, compared to $0.53 per share for the second quarter of fiscal 2010, representing an increase of 5.7%.