The Board of Directors of The Gorman-Rupp Company (NYSE Amex: GRC) declared a quarterly cash dividend of 10.5 cents per share on the common stock of the Company, payable June 10, 2010, to shareholders of record May 14, 2010. This marks the 241 st consecutive dividend paid by The Gorman-Rupp Company.

David P. EmmensCorporate SecretaryThe Gorman-Rupp CompanyTelephone (419) 755-1477NYSE Amex: GRC

For additional information contact Wayne L. Knabel, Chief Financial Officer, Telephone (419) 755-1397.

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