Hardinge Inc. (NASDAQ: HDNG), a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions, announced that its Board of Directors approved payment of a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.02 per common share. The dividend is payable September 10, 2012, to stockholders of record at the close of business on August 31, 2012. About Hardinge Hardinge is a leading global designer and manufacturer of high precision, computer-controlled machine tool solutions developed for critical, hard to machine metal parts. The Company’s strategy is to leverage its global brand strength to further penetrate global market opportunities where customers will benefit from the technologically advanced, high quality, reliable equipment Hardinge produces. With approximately 75% of its sales outside the U.S., Hardinge serves the worldwide metal working market. Hardinge’s machine tool solutions can also be found in a broad base of industries to include aerospace, agricultural, automotive, construction, consumer products, defense, energy, medical, technology and transportation. Hardinge applies its engineering design and manufacturing expertise in high performance machining centers, high-end cylindrical and jig grinding machines, SUPER-PRECISION ®and precision CNC lathes and technologically advanced workholding accessories. Hardinge has manufacturing operations in China, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States. The Company regularly posts information on its website: http://www.hardinge.com.
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