updated 4/29/2011 11:46:46 AM ET 2011-04-29T15:46:46

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 29, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Worldwide industrial services and engineered products company Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) today announced the promotion of A. Verona Dorch to the position of Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary.

"This well-deserved promotion recognizes Verona's legal stewardship and sound counsel in furthering our long Harsco traditions for integrity and strong corporate governance," said Mark E. Kimmel, Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. In her new role, Ms. Dorch will increase her involvement in the overall management and administration of the Company's legal function and will take on additional responsibilities for providing direction to Harsco's legal resources, including overseeing the work activities assigned to the Company's Americas-based attorneys as well as outside counsel. She will also continue to serve as the Company's primary corporate and securities counsel and provide continuing support to the Company's Board of Directors.

Ms. Dorch joined Harsco in 2006, having served in senior legal positions with leading law firms in Boston, New York and San Francisco, and as a member of the legal team for Sumitomo Chemical Company based in Tokyo, Japan. She holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a Bachelors degree from Dartmouth College.

Harsco Corporation is a diversified, global industrial services and engineered products company serving major industries that are fundamental to worldwide infrastructure development and economic growth. 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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