PITTSBURGH, Feb. 12 MSA (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of products that protect people's health and safety, announced today that it will broadcast a fourth quarter 2008 earnings conference call live via the Internet on Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The call will last approximately 45 minutes.
Investors and interested parties will have the opportunity to listen to the conference call live at http://www.msanet.com. Please log onto MSA's Web site 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register. It may be necessary to download audio software to hear the conference call. To do so, investors should click on the Earnings Conference Call link on MSA's Web site and follow directions from there. A replay of the conference will be available on MSA's Web site for 30 days.
A press release outlining MSA's fourth quarter and year-end financial results for 2008 will be distributed on February 26, 2009 before the market opens.
Established in 1914, MSA is a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people's health and safety. Many MSA products typically integrate any 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 the fire service, oil, gas and petrochemical industry, homeland security, construction, mining and other industries, as well as the military. Principal products include self-contained breathing apparatus, gas masks, gas detection instruments, head protection, ballistic body armor, fall protection devices and thermal imaging cameras. The company also provides a broad range of consumer and contractor safety products through retail channels. These products are marketed and sold under the MSA Safety Works brand. MSA has annual sales of approximately $1 billion, manufacturing operations in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America, and more than 40 international locations. Additional information is available on the company's Web site at www.msanet.com.