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Nordson Corporation Increases Dividend for Fourth Quarter of Fiscal Year 2009

46th consecutive year of dividend increases ranks company 16th for longest running record of increases

18 Aug 2009

Westlake, Ohio - August 18, 2009 -  Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq:NDSN) today announced that its board of directors has approved an increase in the company’s quarterly cash dividend to $.19 per common share from $0.1825, an increase of 4.1 percent.  The dividend is payable on September 15, 2009 to shareholders of record on September 1, 2009.

With this increase, Nordson’s fiscal year 2009 represents the 46th consecutive year of annual dividend increases, ranking Nordson 16th among an elite group of publicly traded companies with the longest-running record of consecutive dividend increases.

Nordson Corporation is one of the world’s leading producers of precision dispensing equipment that applies adhesives, sealants and coatings to a broad range of consumer and industrial products during manufacturing operations. The company also manufactures equipment used in the testing and inspection of electronic components as well as technology-based systems for curing and surface treatment processes. Headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, Nordson has more than 4,100 employees worldwide, and direct operations and sales support offices in 32 countries.
 
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Media & Investor Contact:
James R. Jaye, Director, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
(440) 414-5639 or jjaye@nordson.com