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The Eastern Company Declares Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend


The Eastern Company (NASDAQ:EML) today announced the declaration of its
regular quarterly cash dividend of eleven cents ($0.11) per share,
payable September 14, 2018, to common shareholders of record as of
August 15, 2018. This dividend represents the Company's 312th
consecutive quarterly dividend.

About the Company

The Eastern Company is a 160 year-old manufacturer of industrial
hardware, security products and metal castings. It operates from 16
locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Taiwan and China. The
diversity of the Company's products helps it to respond to the changing
requirements of a broad array of markets. More information on the
Company can be found at

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