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Quaker Chemical Corporation Increases Quarterly Dividend

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR) today declared an increase in the quarterly dividend to $0.245 per share from $0.24 per share, payable on July 31, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 17, 2012.

Michael F. Barry, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President commented, "Quaker has a great tradition of paying dividends. Since we became a public company in 1972, we have paid a dividend for over 40 consecutive years, including 37 increases in our annual payout. The latest increase reflects our continuing commitment to enhancing shareholder returns and confidence in our prospects for 2012 and beyond."

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, aluminum, 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

D. Jeffry Benoliel, Vice President - Metalworking and Fluid Power and Corporate Secretary, +1-610-832-7850