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Nordson Corporation Increases Dividend for First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2008

45th consecutive year of dividend increases places company in top 16 for longest running

12 Dec 2007

Westlake, Ohio, - December 12, 2007 - Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq:NDSN) today announced that its board of directors has approved a $.0075 increase in the company’s quarterly cash dividend to $.1825 per common share from $.175, an increase of 4.3 percent.  The dividend is payable on January 4, 2008 to shareholders of record on December 21, 2007.  

With this increase, Nordson’s fiscal year 2008 represents the 45th consecutive year of annual dividend increases, placing Nordson among an elite group of 16 publicly traded companies with the longest-running record of consecutive dividend increases.  

In addition, the board of directors announced February 19, 2008 as the date for Nordson’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders.  

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 technology-based products and systems for curing, surface treatment, testing and inspection processes. Headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, Nordson Corporation has more than 4,000 employees worldwide, and direct operations and sales support offices in 30 countries. 

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Investor Contact: Barbara Price, Manager, Shareholder Relations,
(440) 414-5344 or bprice@nordson.com  

Media Contact: Jim Jaye, Director, Corporate Communications
(440) 414-5639 or jjaye@nordson.com