updated 6/13/2011 10:17:31 AM ET 2011-06-13T14:17:31

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 13, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Worldwide industrial services and engineered products company Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) announced today the appointment of Janet L. Hogan as Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of the Company.

Ms. Hogan joins Harsco with an extensive executive-level background in global human resources management, led by nearly 20 years of experience with Monsanto Company. In her most recent leadership role, she has been responsible for the delivery of all aspects of human capital management and talent development throughout Monsanto's global research and development group, covering 46 countries of operation. She holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from Southern Illinois University.

As Chief Human Resources Officer for Harsco Corporation, Ms. Hogan assumes senior HR responsibilities for Harsco's global enterprise of approximately 19,000 employees in more than 50 countries. She will report directly to Harsco Chairman, CEO and President Salvatore D. Fazzolari. 

In announcing her appointment, Mr. Fazzolari said, "Janet's arrival to Harsco now fills the last key seat of our executive leadership bus. Her position is a critical link to our Harsco envisioned future objectives for developing our A-team organization and building an inclusive and engaged high-performance culture. Janet's extensive background within a multi-national, innovation-driven environment is especially relevant to our own advancement as a knowledge-based solutions provider to our customers."

Harsco Corporation is a diversified 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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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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