updated 2/22/2011 1:46:25 PM ET 2011-02-22T18:46:25

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 22, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.205 per share, or $0.82 per share on an annualized basis, payable May 16, 2011 to shareholders of record as of April 14, 2011.

The action marks the Company's 244th consecutive quarterly cash dividend and continues the Company's tradition for making dividend payments every year since 1939.  

Harsco Corporation serves key industries that play a fundamental role in worldwide growth, including infrastructure construction, metals, railways and energy. Harsco's common stock is a component of the S&P MidCap 400 Index and the Russell 1000 Index. Additional information can be found at  www.harsco.com .

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CONTACT: Investor Contact
         Eugene M. Truett
         717.975.5677
         etruett@harsco.com
         
         Media Contact
         Kenneth D. Julian
         717.730.3683
         kjulian@harsco.com

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