Minerals Technologies Inc: Minerals Technologies Board Authorizes $150 Million, Two-Year Share Repurchase Program

    Minerals Technologies Inc: Minerals Technologies Board Authorizes $150
                  Million, Two-Year Share Repurchase Program

NEW YORK, September 19--Minerals Technologies Inc. (NYSE: MTX) announced today
that its Board of Directors has authorized a $150 million share repurchase
program that it will execute over a two-year period. This authorization will
become effective when the current two-year $75 million program is completed in
October of this year.

"Our Board of Directors has indicated its confidence in the company's
strategic direction, high performance and cash-generating ability by
authorizing a share repurchase program that is twice as large as previous
buyback programs," said Robert S. Wetherbee, president and chief executive
officer. "This larger program is a continuation of the balanced approach to
the use of our cash that we have been taking to increase shareholder value."

Minerals Technologies Inc. is a resource- and technology-based growth company
that develops, produces and markets worldwide a broad range of specialty
mineral, mineral-based and synthetic mineral products and related systems and
services. The company recorded sales of $1.01 billion in 2012.

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For further information about Minerals Technologies Inc. look on the internet
                       at http://www.mineralstech.com/
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Contact:
Rick B. Honey
(212) 878-1831

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