Nordson Corporation and Nordson Corporation Foundation Give $4 Million to Charity in Fiscal Year 2012

  Nordson Corporation and Nordson Corporation Foundation Give $4 Million to
  Charity in Fiscal Year 2012

Business Wire

WESTLAKE, Ohio -- November 05, 2012

Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) and the Nordson Corporation Foundation
today announced that they have contributed a combined $4 million to charity
during the fiscal year ended October 31, 2012. Nordson’s giving is focused on
nonprofit organizations in the U.S. where the company has major operations,
including Ohio, Colorado, Georgia, California, Rhode Island, and New Jersey.
More recently, Nordson has expanded its giving to include selected
international locations.

Grants from the Nordson Corporation Foundation accounted for approximately
$2.8 million of the total amount awarded and were distributed in the areas of
arts and culture, civic affairs, education and human welfare. Education was
the largest giving area, in accordance with the funding focus of the
Foundation.

In addition to grants awarded by the Nordson Corporation Foundation, Nordson
provided an additional $1.2 million in direct corporate support to various
organizations through its Matching Gift program, United Way, and other
corporate donations. Nordson employees also donated thousands of hours of
their time to charity during the year through the company’s Time ‘n Talent
volunteer program.

Nordson also has been recognized for its dedication to community service by
being named a 2012 finalist for The Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community
Service, an award presented by Smart Business to honor businesses dedicated to
making Northeast Ohio a better place to live.

“Giving back to the community is an essential pillar of Nordson’s corporate
philosophy,” stated Cecilia Render, Executive Director, Nordson Corporation
Foundation. “We are proud to support the important work these agencies provide
and hope that through our contributions, we can assist in making our
communities better places to live and work.”

The Nordson Corporation Foundation is the successor to the Nordson Foundation,
which was created in 1952 by Walter G. Nord, founder of Nordson Corporation.
In 1988, the original foundation was reorganized to create the Nord Family
Foundation and the Nordson Corporation Foundation. Since 1989, the Nordson
Corporation Foundation has awarded millions of dollars in grants in four broad
categories: arts and culture, civic affairs, education and human welfare. More
information on applying for grants is available at www.nordson.com/givingback.

Nordson Corporation delivers precision technology solutions that help
customers increase throughput, productivity and up-time, enable new products
and features, and decrease material usage. The company engineers, manufactures
and markets differentiated products and systems used for dispensing and
processing adhesives, plastics, coatings, sealants and biomaterials, fluid
management, test and inspection, UV curing and plasma surface treatment, all
supported by application expertise and direct global sales and service.
Nordson serves a wide variety of consumer non-durable, durable and technology
end markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances,
energy, transportation, construction, and general product assembly and
finishing. Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, the company
has operations and support offices in more than 30 countries. Visit Nordson on
the web at www.nordson.com, www.twitter.com/Nordson_Corp or
www.facebook.com/nordson.

Contact:

Nordson Corporation
James R. Jaye, Director, Communications & Investor Relations, 440-414-5639
Jim.Jaye@nordson.com