Hardinge Inc. (NASDAQ:HDNG) a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions, announced today that it will release its first quarter 2012 financial results before the opening of financial markets on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, followed by a conference call and webcast at 11:00 a.m. ET. During the call and webcast, Richard Simons, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Edward Gaio, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will review the financial and operating results for the quarter, as well as the Company’s strategy and outlook. A question and answer session will follow. The conference call can be accessed by dialling (201) 689-8560. The listen-only audio webcast, along with a slide presentation that will accompany management’s discussion, will be available at www.hardinge.com. A telephonic replay will be available from 2:00 p.m. ET the day of the call through Wednesday, May 16, 2012. To listen to the archived call, dial (858) 384-5517 and enter conference ID number 392773. Alternatively, the archive can be heard on the Company’s website at www.hardinge.com. A transcript will also be posted to the website, once available. About Hardinge Hardinge is a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of machine tools, specializing in SUPER-PRECISION® and precision CNC Lathes, high performance Machining Centers, high-end cylindrical and jig Grinding Machines, and technologically advanced Workholding & Rotary Products. The Company’s products are distributed to most of the industrialized markets around the world with approximately 75% of its sales outside of North America. Hardinge has a very diverse international customer base and serves a wide variety of end-user markets. This customer base includes metalworking manufacturers which make parts for a variety of industries, as well as a wide range of end users in the aerospace, agricultural, transportation, basic consumer goods, communications and electronics, construction, defense, energy, pharmaceutical and medical equipment, and recreation industries, among others. The Company has manufacturing operations in Switzerland, Taiwan, the United States, China and the United Kingdom. Hardinge’s common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol, “HDNG.” For more information, please visit http://www.hardinge.com.