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12/11/15MSA Elects Ken Krause to CFO
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of MSA (NYSE: MSA) has elected Kenneth D. Krause, 40, to the position of Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.  In this new role, Mr. Krause, a 10-year veteran of MSA, succeeds interim CFO Kerry Bove, who will resume his normal responsibilities as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer.  Mr. Bove was appointed to the interim CFO role in August following the departure of Stacy McMahan, who resigned from th... 
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11/10/15MSA Declares Fourth Quarter Dividend
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today declared a fourth quarter dividend of 32 cents per share on common stock, payable December 10, 2015 to shareholders of record on November 23, 2015. The Board also declared a dividend of 56-1/4 cents per share on preferred stock, payable December 1, 2015 to shareholders of record on November 23, 2015. About MSA Established in 1914, MSA Safety Incorporated is the global leader in th... 
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10/29/15MSA to Present at Baird Industrial Conference
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures, today announced that members of management will present at Baird's 2015 Industrial Conference at The Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago on Monday, November 9, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. – 4:25 p.m. CST. A real-time audio and slide webcast of the presentation can be accessed at http://investors.MSAsafety.com. Following ... 
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10/21/15MSA Announces Third Quarter Results
Breathing Apparatus sales up more than 80 percent on strong fire service demand for new G1 Model, helping offset weakness in other end markets PITTSBURGH, Oct. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today reported results for the third quarter of 2015. Quarterly Highlights Reported revenue was $274 million, up 8 percent on a local currency basis from the third quarter of 2014 but down 1 percent on a reported basis, reflecting ... 
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10/21/15MSA Safety Incorporated Completes Acquisition of Latchways plc
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Latchways plc, a United Kingdom-based provider of innovative fall protection systems and solutions.  Latchways employs approximately 250 people globally and had 2015 revenues of approximately $50 million.  The transaction, which MSA announced in early September, is valued at approximately $190 million and is being funded with ... 
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10/09/15MSA Schedules Third Quarter Earnings Webcast
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures, announced today that it will host its third quarter earnings conference call on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.  Investors and interested parties will have the opportunity to listen to the conference call live via the Internet at www.MSAsafety.com.  Please log onto MSA's website 15 min... 
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09/01/15MSA Safety Incorporated to Acquire Latchways plc
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today announced the terms of a proposed cash acquisition of United Kingdom-based Latchways plc (LSE: LTC), a provider of innovative fall protection systems and solutions, for £11 per share. Transaction Highlights Represents a key step in the execution of MSA's corporate strategy by expanding its investment in one of the largest and fastest growing product segments of the glo... 
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08/27/15MSA CFO Stacy McMahan Resigns to Accept New Opportunity; Kerry Bove Appointed Interim CFO
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Stacy McMahan, has resigned effective September 25, 2015, to accept the position of CFO at a public medical device and life sciences company.  Ms. McMahan's departure is not due to MSA's financial reporting nor is it the result of any disagreement with the company on any matter related to MSA's operations, policies or practices. William M. Lambert, MSA Chairman, Pres... 
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08/04/15MSA Declares Third Quarter Dividend
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of MSA (NYSE: MSA) today declared a third quarter dividend of 32 cents per share on common stock, payable September 10, 2015 to shareholders of record on August 19, 2015. The Board also declared a dividend of 56-1/4 cents per share on preferred stock, payable September 1, 2015 to shareholders of record on August 19, 2015. About MSA Established in 1914, MSA Safety Incorporated is the global leader in the development, manu... 
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07/22/15MSA Announces Second Quarter Results
Local currency sales growth of 11 percent driven by a surge in G1 SCBA sales PITTSBURGH, July 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today reported results for the second quarter of 2015. Quarterly Highlights Reported revenue was $287 million, up 2 percent from the second quarter of 2014. Income from continuing operations was $24 million or $0.62 per diluted share. Adjusted earnings were $25 million or $0.67 per diluted share,... 
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07/10/15MSA Schedules Second Quarter Earnings Webcast
PITTSBURGH, July 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures, announced today that it will host its second quarter earnings conference call on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.  Investors and interested parties will have the opportunity to listen to the conference call live via the Internet at www.MSAsafety.com.  Please log onto M... 
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06/10/15MSA to Present at Stifel Industrials Conference
PITTSBURGH, June 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures, today announced that members of management will present at the Stifel 2015 Industrials Conference at The New York Palace Hotel in New York City on Tuesday, June 16, 2015.  The MSA presentation will take place from 2:25 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. EDT. A real-time audio and slide webcast of the pres... 
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06/08/15MSA's Next-Generation Breathing Apparatus for Fire Fighters Now Approved for European Market
PITTSBURGH, June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today announced that its breakthrough G1 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) for firefighters has obtained European Norm 137 (EN137) approval, meaning the G1 SCBA complies with European safety, health and environmental protection requirements.  With the EN137 approval, MSA now has the green light to manufacture and sell its G1 SCBA in the EU, as well as most other European countries.  MSA expects to begin shipment... 
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05/13/15MSA Safety Incorporated Announces Stock Repurchase Program
PITTSBURGH, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the company to repurchase up to $100 million in shares of MSA common stock from time to time in private transactions and on the New York Stock Exchange.   This program replaces an earlier program authorized in 2005.  The repurchases will be funded from available working capital or through borrowings on the company's revolving credit facility, said Stacy McMa... 
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05/12/15MSA Increases Quarterly Dividend
PITTSBURGH, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of MSA Safety Inc. (NYSE: MSA) today declared a second quarter dividend of 32 cents per share on common stock, payable June 10, 2015 to shareholders of record on May 26, 2015.  This represents a 3 percent increase from the previous quarterly dividend of 31 cents. The Board also declared a dividend of 56-1/4 cents per share on preferred stock, payable June 1, 2015 to shareholders of record on May 26, 2015. About MSA Establis... 
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05/12/15William M. Lambert Elected Chairman of MSA Safety Inc.
PITTSBURGH, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of MSA Safety Inc. (NYSE: MSA) today announced the election of William M. Lambert to the position of Chairman, succeeding John T. Ryan III, who will continue as a Director of the company.   Mr. Lambert, 57, is the fifth chairman of the 100-year-old Pittsburgh-based company – the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people's health and safety, and facility infrastructures.  Mr. Lamb... 
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05/04/15MSA to Present at Oppenheimer 10th Annual Industrial Growth Conference
PITTSBURGH, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures, today announced that members of management will present at the Oppenheimer 10th Annual Industrial Growth Conference at the Westin Grand Central in New York City on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 9:35 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. EDT. A real-time audio and slide webcast of the presentation can be accessed at http://investo... 
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04/28/15Technical Difficulties Extend MSA Investor Call into Market Hours and Delay MSA Trading
PITTSBURGH, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures, announced today that its first quarter investor conference call extended into market hours due to technical difficulties with the call. As a result, the opening of trading of the company's stock was delayed this morning. The technical issues have been resolved, and the call concluded at approximately 9:45... 
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04/27/15MSA Announces First Quarter Results
Local currency sales growth of 4 percent driven by strong performance in core products PITTSBURGH, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today reported results for the first quarter of 2015. Quarterly Highlights Reported revenue was $257 million, down 3 percent from the first quarter of 2014. Income from continuing operations was $9 million, or $0.25 per diluted share. Adjusted earnings were $16 million, or $0.42 per di... 
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04/23/15MSA Pulls Back Curtain on Breakthrough Innovations for Firefighter Protection
Advanced Technology and Collaboration with Motorola Solutions Add New Life-Saving Features to G1 SCBA INDIANAPOLIS, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Less than one year after global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) established a new standard in firefighter respiratory protection with its revolutionary G1 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), the company is once again turning heads at the fire service industry's largest trade conference with new SCBA features... 
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04/20/15MSA Schedules First Quarter Earnings Webcast
PITTSBURGH, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures, announced today that it will host its first quarter earnings conference call on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.  Investors and interested parties will have the opportunity to listen to the conference call live via the Internet at www.MSAsafety.com.  Please log onto MSA's website 15 minu... 
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03/11/15MSA to Present at Sidoti & Company Conference
PITTSBURGH, March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today announced that members of management will present at the Sidoti & Company Emerging Growth Research Institutional Investor Forum at The Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on March 16, 2015. Presentation slides are available on the company's investor relations website at http://investors.msasafety.com. Once on the homepage, select "News & Events" and then "Upcoming Events." About MSA Established ... 
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03/09/15MSA Named as a 2015 World's Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute
PITTSBURGH, March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA), today announced that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2015 World's Most Ethical Company®. The World's Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes those organizations that have had a material impact on the way business is conducted by fostering a culture of ethics and transparency at every level of an o... 
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02/16/15MSA Announces Record Fourth Quarter Results
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02/02/15MSA Schedules Fourth Quarter Earnings Webcast
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures, announced today that it will host its fourth quarter earnings conference call on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.  Investors and interested parties will have the opportunity to listen to the conference call at www.MSAsafety.com.  Please log onto MSA's Website 15 minutes prior to the sta... 
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01/13/15MSA Declares First Quarter Dividend
PITTSBURGH, Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today declared a first quarter dividend of 31 cents per share on common stock, payable March 10, 2015 to shareholders of record on February 12, 2015. MSA, which was founded in 1914, has paid a dividend to shareholders for more than 50 consecutive years.  The Board also declared a dividend of 56-1/4 cents per share on preferred stock, payable March 1, 2015 to shareholders of record on Februa... 
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