Photo Release -- Harsco Appoints F. Nicholas Grasberger as Chief Financial Officer

Photo Release -- Harsco Appoints F. Nicholas Grasberger as Chief Financial

CAMP HILL, Pa., April 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diversified global
industrial company Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) announced today the
appointment of F. Nicholas Grasberger as Senior Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer effective April 22, 2013.

F. Nicholas Grasberger, III
 F. Nicholas Grasberger, III;
 new Chief Financial Officer at
 Harsco Corporation (NYSE: HSC)

A photo accompanying this release is available at

Mr. Grasberger joins Harsco with an extensive background at both the CFO and
operations executive levels, serving most recently as the Managing Director of
the multinational Precision Polymers Division of Fenner Plc, one of the
world's leading producers of heavyweight belting for a range of industrial and
commercial markets. Prior to joining Fenner, he served as the Chief Financial
Officer of Armstrong Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Armstrong World
Industries, before serving as CEO of the company's Building Products division.
Previously, Mr. Grasberger served as the Chief Financial Officer for
Kennametal, Inc., while earlier in his career, he also served as Corporate
Treasurer and director of the corporate planning process at H. J. Heinz
Company.He started his career in 1985 with USX Corporation.

"I believe Nick will be a superb addition to our Harsco leadership team," said
President and CEO Patrick Decker. "He brings exceptional credentials as a
proven financial leader, a forward-looking business strategist, and a seasoned
executive with a strong track record in partnering with executive teams to
build sustainable winning enterprises." Mr. Grasberger will succeed Barry E.
Malamud, who has been serving in an interim CFO capacity and will now return
to his position as Vice President and Corporate Controller reporting directly
to Mr. Grasberger.

"I am excited to join Harsco and be part of its gathering momentum," said
Mr.Grasberger."I look at this as an exceptional opportunity in my career to
help shapea strong future for Harsco and its shareholders at a major stage in
the company'sdevelopment."

Mr. Grasberger holds a bachelor's degree in business from the University of
NotreDame and a master's degree in business administration from the
University ofPittsburgh.

Harsco's services and products serve major global industries that are
fundamental to worldwide economic growth and infrastructure development,
including steel and metals production, construction, 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

The Harsco Corporation logo is available at

The photo is also availablevia AP PhotoExpress.

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