At the Annual Meeting of the Shareholders of The Gorman-Rupp Company (NYSE MKT: GRC) held April 24, 2014, Kenneth R. Reynolds was elected to the Board of Directors. Mr. Reynolds, age 55, is Chief Financial Officer of Ariel Corporation. Ariel is a major Ohio-based designer and manufacturer of a wide variety of compressors for diverse global petroleum markets. Previously, Mr. Reynolds, a Certified Public Accountant, was a partner with an Ohio-based public accounting firm. Mr. Reynolds succeeds Dr. Peter B. Lake following his decision not to stand for re-election at the 2014 Annual Meeting after 39 years of distinguished service as a Director of the Company. David P. EmmensCorporate SecretaryThe Gorman-Rupp CompanyTelephone (419) 755-1477NYSE MKT: GRC For additional information, contact Wayne L. Knabel, Chief Financial Officer, Telephone (419) 755-1397.