MSA Declares Fourth Quarter Dividend

                     MSA Declares Fourth Quarter Dividend

PR Newswire

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 1, 2012

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 of safety products that protect people and facility
infrastructures. Many MSA products integrate a combination of electronics,
mechanical systems and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous
or life-threatening situations. The company's comprehensive line of products
is used by workers around the world in a broad range of industries, including
the fire service, the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, construction,
mining and utilities, as well as the military. Principal products include
self-contained breathing apparatus, fixed gas and flame detection systems,
handheld gas detection instruments, head protection products, fall protection
devices and thermal imaging cameras. The company also provides a broad range
of consumer and contractor safety products through a joint venture with MCR
Safety. These products are marketed and sold under the Safety Works^® brand.
MSA has annual sales of approximately $1.2 billion, manufacturing operations
in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America, and 42 international
locations. Additional information is available on the company's Web site at
www.MSAsafety.com. Information on Safety Works products can be found at
www.SafetyWorks.com.

SOURCE MSA

Website: http://www.msasafety.com
Contact: Mark Deasy, +1-724-741-8570