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Milpitas, California – March 29, 2019 – Sierra Monitor Corporation (OTCQB: SRMC), a provider of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions that connect and protect high-value infrastructure assets, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA), a global safety equipment manufacturer. Under terms of the agreement, Sierra Monitor Corporation will become an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MSA Safety.

“MSA Safety is a recognized leader in safety solutions, and we are excited to join such a well-respected organization,” commented Jeff Brown, Sierra Monitor’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “SMC will bolster MSA’s strong industrial solutions, and we believe MSA’s customer base will embrace SMC’s advanced industrial internet of things (IIoT) solutions, helping accelerate our growth. Together, SMC and MSA are industry leaders, with scale, reach, and a proven ability to develop advanced solutions to meet the evolving needs of our customers.”

Upon closing, each issued and outstanding share of SMC common stock (other than shares owned or held in treasury by SMC) will be cancelled and automatically converted into the right to receive $3.25 in cash, without interest, representing a 55% premium to the closing price on March 28, 2019. Under the Merger Agreement, at the effective time of the Merger, MSA Safety will assume vested or unvested and outstanding SMC stock options and restricted stock awards granted to SMC employees.

About MSA 
Established in 1914, MSA Safety Incorporated is the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures.  Many MSA products integrate a combination of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life-threatening situations. The company's comprehensive product line is used by workers around the world in a broad range of markets, including the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, the fire service, the construction industry, mining and the military. MSA's core products include self-contained breathing apparatus, fixed gas and flame detection systems, portable gas detection instruments, industrial head protection products, firefighter helmets and protective apparel, and fall protection devices. With 2018 revenues of $1.4 billion, MSA employs approximately 4,800 people worldwide. The company is headquartered north of Pittsburgh in Cranberry Township, Pa., and has manufacturing operations in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. With more than 40 international locations, MSA realizes approximately half of its revenue from outside North America.

Reliable Controls For more information visit MSA's web site at www.MSAsafety.com.

About Sierra Monitor Corporation
Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley in Milpitas, California, Sierra Monitor was founded forty years ago (in 1978) and has been a public company since 1989 (OTCBR:SRMC). Recently named a “Top Place to Work” in Silicon Valley, Sierra Monitor combines a distinguished track record in industrial sensing and automation with IoT technologies such as wireless, cloud connectivity, and data services. As a result, Sierra Monitor is at the forefront of the emerging IIoT trend. The company's vision is to capitalize on the expanding worldwide demand for knowledge-based products and services that improve operational performance, productivity, efficiency and safety in building automation, industrial, and military applications, while reducing demands on resources and energy consumption.

For more information visit:  http://www.SierraMonitor.com/  


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