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Quaker Chemical Corporation Increases Quarterly Dividend

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR) today declared a quarterly dividend increase of 7% to $.23 per share from $.215 per share, payable on April 30, 2008, to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 16, 2008.

"Quaker is very pleased to be able to translate its outstanding 2007 performance into increased cash return for its shareholders," noted Ronald J. Naples, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "2007 was particularly satisfying in that it followed a year of considerable progress in 2006."

Quaker Chemical Corporation is a leading global provider of process chemicals, chemical specialties, services, and technical expertise to a wide range of industries -- including steel, automotive, mining, aerospace, tube and pipe, coatings, and construction materials. Our products, technical solutions, and chemical management services enhance our customers' processes, improve their product quality, and lower their costs. Quaker's headquarters is located near Philadelphia in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.

SOURCE  Quaker Chemical Corporation
    -0-                             03/05/2008
    /CONTACT:  D. Jeffry Benoliel, Vice President, Corporate Secretary and
General Counsel, +1-610-832-7850/
    /Web site:  http://www.quakerchem.com /
    (KWR)

CO:  Quaker Chemical Corporation
ST:  Pennsylvania
IN:  CHM FIN
SU:  DIV

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