Gorman Rupp

The Gorman-Rupp Company on Thursday reported financial results for the first quarter that ended March 31.

MANSFIELD -- The Board of Directors of the Gorman-Rupp Company (NYSE: GRC) on Friday declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.145 per share on the common stock of the company, payable June 10, to shareholders of record May 15.

This marks the 281st consecutive quarterly dividend paid by the Gorman-Rupp Company.

The company also announced that Donald H. Bullock, Jr. and Vincent K. Petrella were elected to the board during the annual shareholders' meeting Thursday.

Bullock, 60, is the retired Senior Vice President of Investor Relations of Eaton Corporation, a publicly-traded diversified industrial manufacturer that provides energy-efficient solutions to help customers manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power.

Bullock worked for Eaton in various global business management, information technology and finance roles since 1998, previously serving as vice president and general manager, general products divisions from 2006 to 2011.

Bullock will serve on the Audit Committee and the Governance Committee of the Gorman-Rupp board.

Petrella, 59, is currently an executive vice president of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., but intends to retire later this year.

Petrella previously served as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer from 2004 until earlier this month.

Lincoln Electric is a publicly-traded industrial manufacturer that engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of welding, cutting, and brazing products worldwide.

Petrella held prior roles within the finance and internal audit functions at Lincoln Electric from 1995 through 2003 and began his career at an international public accounting firm.

Petrella will serve on the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors.

“We are delighted that Mr. Bullock and Mr. Petrella are joining our board. They each join the board with a valued background and deep knowledge of manufacturing operations and finance that will add important insight to our board," said Jeffrey S. Gorman, chairman, president and CEO.

Also as previously announced, Thomas E. Hoaglin notified the Company this past January that he would not stand for re-election as a director at the company’s annual meeting. Hoaglin has served as a director of the company since 1993 and previously served as a director from 1986-1989.

Ms. Harlan, lead independent director of the Gorman-Rupp Board said, “In his 30 years on the board, Tom has provided tremendous leadership and great expertise, and has served in leadership roles including Lead Independent Director and Audit Committee Chair. We wish him the very best in his retirement.”

About The Gorman-Rupp Company

Founded in 1933, The Gorman-Rupp Company is a leading designer, manufacturer and international marketer of pumps and pump systems for use in diverse water, wastewater, construction, dewatering, industrial, petroleum, original equipment, agriculture, fire protection, heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), military and other liquid-handling applications.

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