PITTSBURGH , Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of MSA (NYSE: MSA) today declared a fourth quarter dividend of 22 cents per share on common stock, payable December 10, 2007 to shareholders of record on November 16, 2007 .
The Board also declared a dividend of 56-1/4 cents per share on preferred stock, payable December 1, 2007 to shareholders of record on November 16, 2007 .
Established in 1914, MSA is a global leader in the development,
manufacture and supply of sophisticated safety products that protect people's
health and safety. Sophisticated safety 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, homeland security, construction and other industries, as well as the
military. Principal products include self-contained breathing apparatus, gas
masks, gas detection instruments, head protection, respirators 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