Press release

Matthews International Announces Quarterly Dividend

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Matthews International Corporation (NASDAQ GSM: MATW) announced that its
Board of Directors declared, at its regularly scheduled meeting today, a
dividend of $0.20 per share on the Company’s common stock.

The dividend is payable May 20, 2019 to stockholders of record May 6,
2019.

ABOUT MATTHEWS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

Matthews International Corporation is a global provider of brand
solutions, memorialization products and industrial technologies. The SGK
Brand Solutions segment is a leader in providing brand development,
deployment and delivery services that help build our clients’ brands and
consumers’ desire for them. The Memorialization segment is a leading
provider of memorialization products, including memorials, caskets and
cremation equipment, primarily to cemetery and funeral home customers
that help families move from grief to remembrance. The Industrial
Technologies segment designs, manufactures and distributes marking,
coding and industrial automation technologies and solutions. The Company
has approximately 11,000 employees in more than 25 countries on six
continents that are committed to delivering the highest quality products
and services.

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

Any forward-looking statements contained in this release are included
pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve
known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company’s
actual results in future periods to be materially different from
management’s expectations. Although the Company believes that the
expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are
reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove
correct. Factors that could cause the Company’s results to differ
materially from the results discussed in such forward-looking statements
principally include changes in economic conditions, competitive
environment, death rate, foreign currency exchange rates, technological
factors beyond the Company’s control, and other factors described in the
Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and other periodic filings with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.