Harsco Corporation Declares Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend

Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 15, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Board of Directors of Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 24 cents per share, or 96 cents per share on an annualized basis. The dividend is payable May 15, 2001, to shareholders of record as of April 16, 2001. The action marks the 204th consecutive cash dividend paid to Harsco stockholders at the same or increased rate. Harsco has paid dividends each year since 1939.

Harsco Corporation is a $2 billion worldwide industrial services and products company serving industries that are fundamental to long-term economic growth, including infrastructure development, steel, railway transportation, gas and energy. The company employs more than 20,000 people in 38 countries. Additional information about Harsco can be found at www.harsco.com.