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12/17/12Nish Vartanian Elected Vice President of MSA
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of MSA (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in safety products and systems that protect people and facility infrastructures, has elected Nish Vartanian to the newly created position of Vice President, Fixed Gas and Flame Detection.  (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121217/NE30693 ) Mr. Vartanian, who joined MSA in 1985, will serve as an officer of the company and will be responsible for developing and imple... 
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12/17/12Stacy McMahan Joins MSA as Senior Vice President of Finance
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of MSA (NYSE: MSA) has elected Stacy McMahan to the newly created position of Senior Vice President of Finance.  In this capacity, Ms. McMahan will serve as an officer of the company and join MSA's Executive Leadership Team, responsible for leading the company's Internal Audit, Treasury and Global Decision Support functions.  Ms. McMahan's position was created as part of the company's ongoing management succession pr... 
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12/14/12Alvaro Garcia-Tunon Elected to MSA Board of Directors
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development and manufacture of safety products, today announced that Alvaro Garcia-Tunon, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Wabtec Corp. (NYSE: WAB), Pittsburgh, Pa., has been elected to MSA's Board of Directors. Mr. Garcia-Tunon's election is part of a succession plan in anticipation of future retirements. (Photo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121214/NE30200 ) "We feel very ... 
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12/06/12MSA Awarded National Wellness Recognition by the American Heart Association
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development and manufacture of safety products, announced today that its Pittsburgh-area facilities have been recognized as Platinum Level "Fit-Friendly Worksites" by the American Heart Association (AHA).  MSA, which employs approximately 1,300 people locally, was recognized for demonstrating outstanding quality in promoting employee nutrition and physical fitness.  The Platinum Level is the highest honor in the... 
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12/04/12MSA Declares Special Dividend
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11/28/12MSA Helps Bring Infant CPR Training to New Parents in Butler
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cranberry Township-based MSA (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety equipment, announced today that it is partnering with the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Butler (Pennsylvania) Health System to provide the new parents at Butler Memorial Hospital (BMH) with "learning kits" that make infant CPR training simple.  (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121128/NE20618 ) The AH... 
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11/01/12MSA Declares Fourth Quarter Dividend
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of MSA (NYSE: MSA) today declared a fourth quarter dividend of 28 cents per share on common stock, payable December 10, 2012 to shareholders of record on November 14, 2012. The Board also declared a dividend of 56-1/4 cents per share on preferred stock, payable December 1, 2012 to shareholders of record on November 14, 2012. About MSA: Established in 1914, MSA is a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply... 
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10/29/12MSA Engineer Named Rising Star of Safety by the National Safety Council
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety equipment, announced today that Jerry Zheng, MSA Environmental, Health and Safety Engineer, has been recognized as one of the National Safety Council's (NSC) Rising Stars of Safety.  Mr. Zheng, who received the award at last week's National Safety Council Congress and Expo in Orlando, FL., was recognized for his outstanding efforts to help ensure a long-standing, ha... 
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10/24/12MSA Announces Third Quarter Results
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10/10/12MSA Schedules Third Quarter Earnings Webcast
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08/02/12MSA Declares Third Quarter Dividend
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of MSA (NYSE: MSA) today declared a third quarter dividend of 28 cents per share on common stock, payable September 10, 2012 to shareholders of record on August 14, 2012. The Board also declared a dividend of 56-1/4 cents per share on preferred stock, payable September 1, 2012 to shareholders of record on August 14, 2012. About MSA:    Established in 1914, MSA is a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply o... 
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07/25/12MSA Announces Record Quarterly Sales and Income
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07/11/12MSA CEO William Lambert Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Award Winner in Western Pennsylvania
Award recognizes entrepreneurial excellence in manufacturing PITTSBURGH, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- William M. Lambert, President and Chief Executive Officer of global safety equipment manufacturer MSA, Pittsburgh, Pa., has received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Award in the manufacturing category for Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  In receiving the honor, Mr. Lambert is now eligible for the National Entrepreneur Of The Year Award, which will be announced in... 
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07/11/12MSA Schedules Second Quarter Earnings Webcast
PITTSBURGH, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of products that protect people's health and safety, announced today that it will broadcast a second quarter 2012 earnings conference call live via the Internet on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.  The call will last approximately 45 minutes. Investors and interested parties will have the opportunity to listen to the conference call live at www.MSAsafet... 
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06/22/12MSA Completes Sale of North American Ballistic Helmet Business
PITTSBURGH, June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA (NYSE: MSA) of Pittsburgh, Pa., the leading global manufacturer of safety equipment for worker and infrastructure protection, today announced it has completed the sale of its North American ballistic helmet business to Revision Military of Essex Junction, Vt.  Terms of the deal are not being disclosed. The potential sale of this business, which MSA announced in March, is something the company has been considering for some ti... 
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05/08/12MSA Increases Second Quarter Dividend
PITTSBURGH, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of MSA (NYSE: MSA) today declared a second quarter dividend of 28 cents per share on common stock, payable June 10, 2012 to shareholders of record on May 21, 2012.  This represents an 8 percent increase from the previous quarterly dividend of 26 cents. The Board also declared a dividend of 56-1/4 cents per share on preferred stock, payable June 1, 2012 to shareholders of record on May 21, 2012. About MSA:    Established i... 
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04/25/12MSA Announces Record First Quarter Revenue and Earnings
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04/23/12MSA Names Steve Blanco Vice President of Global Operational Excellence
PITTSBURGH, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --MSA (NYSE: MSA), the leading global manufacturer of safety products and systems that protect people and facility infrastructures, has appointed Steve Blanco to the position of Vice President of Global Operational Excellence. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120423/NE92416) New to MSA, Mr. Blanco succeeds Kerry M. Bove who, in November, 2011, was named a president of MSA International, responsible for the company's operations i... 
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04/12/12MSA Schedules First Quarter Earnings Webcast
PITTSBURGH, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --MSA (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of products that protect people's health and safety, announced today that it will broadcast a first quarter 2012 earnings conference call live via the Internet on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The call will last approximately 45 minutes. Investors and interested parties will have the opportunity to listen to the conference call live at www... 
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03/23/12MSA to Sell North America Ballistic Helmet Business
PITTSBURGH, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA (NYSE: MSA) of Pittsburgh, Pa., the leading global manufacturer of safety equipment for worker and facility protection, today announced it has signed a non-binding letter of intent to sell its North America ballistic helmet business.  Terms of the deal and the potential purchaser's name are not being disclosed.  MSA expects to complete the transaction within the next 45 days. The potential sale of this business is... 
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02/15/12MSA Reports Record Sales
Quarterly Sales Increase 7% While Earnings Increase 44% Full-Year Sales Increase 20% While Earnings Increase 83% PITTSBURGH, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA (NYSE: MSA) today announced that net sales for the year ended December 31, 2011 were a record $1.173 billion compared with $977 million in 2010, an increase of $196 million, or 20 percent.  Net income for the year ended December 31, 2011 was $70 million, or $1.91 per basic share, an increase of $32 million, or 83 percent, compared wi... 
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02/03/12MSA Schedules Fourth Quarter Earnings Webcast
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of products that protect people's health and safety, announced today that it will broadcast a fourth quarter 2011 earnings conference call live via the Internet on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.  The call will last approximately 45 minutes. Investors and interested parties will have the opportunity to listen to the conference call live at http://ww... 
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01/16/12MSA Declares First Quarter Dividend
PITTSBURGH, Jan. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of MSA (NYSE: MSA) today declared a first quarter dividend of 26 cents per share on common stock, payable March 10, 2012 to shareholders of record on February 14, 2012. The Board also declared a dividend of 56-1/4 cents per share on preferred stock, payable March 1, 2012 to shareholders of record on February 14, 2012. About MSA: Established in 1914, MSA is a global leader in the development, manufacture... 
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