The Eastern Company Declares Quarterly Dividend

2/3/1999 12:37:00 PM

NAUGATUCK, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 3, 1999--The Directors of The Eastern Company (AMEX:EML) today declared its regular quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share on its common stock. The payable date is March 15, 1999. The record date is February 26, 1999.

     CONTACT: The Eastern Company
              John Dibble, 203/729-2255 ext. 241