Standex’s Nor-Lake Awarded Outstanding Supplier by U.S. Foods Culinary Equipment & Supplies

  Standex’s Nor-Lake Awarded Outstanding Supplier by U.S. Foods Culinary
  Equipment & Supplies

  One of the World’s Largest Foodservice Distributors Recognizes Standex for
                           Fourth Consecutive Year

Business Wire

SALEM, N.H. -- January 31, 2013

Standex International Corporation (NYSE:SXI) today announced that its Food
Service Equipment Group’s Nor-Lake refrigeration business was named the winner
of the “Outstanding Supplier Partnership Award” at the U.S. Foods Culinary
Equipment & Supplies 2013 Annual Sales and Training Conference. This is the
fourth consecutive year that the Food Service Equipment Group has been awarded
with a top honor by the Culinary Equipment & Supplies division. Only four
suppliers were given awards in 2013 and only two, including Standex, were
equipment companies. This award follows U.S. Foods’ recognition of the overall
Standex Food Service Equipment Group in 2012, the group’s Nor-Lake
refrigeration business in 2011 and its APW Wyott cooking solutions business in

“Nor-Lake is honored to be recognized with the Outstanding Supplier
Partnership Award by U.S. Foods Culinary Equipment & Supplies,” said Chuck
Dullea, President, Standex Refrigeration Group. “This award demonstrates
Nor-Lake’s high product quality, excellent operational execution, stellar
on-time delivery and superior customer service. Nor-Lake has been a successful
partner to U.S. Foods because of our ability to listen to their needs and help
them achieve their goals in the market.”

“Standex Food Service Equipment Group continues to be creative and flexible in
the marketplace, helping U.S. Foods to capture market share in key product
categories,” said John Abbott, Group Vice President, Standex Food Service
Equipment Group. “As a partner at the Food Service Equipment Group level, U.S.
Foods values the opportunity to offer a broad range of Standex hot side and
cold side products and brands to the U.S. Foods customer base. We have
achieved significant growth with U.S. Foods in recent years and we look
forward to continuing to build on this momentum as we bring more cooking and
refrigeration products to the market together in the future.^1”

U.S. Foods is one of the country's leading foodservice distributors. Culinary
Equipment & Supplies is a division that focuses on selling quality foodservice
equipment and supplies to the commercial foodservice industry.

About the Standex Food Service Equipment Group

The Food Service Equipment Group (FSEG) is a broad-line manufacturer of
commercial food service equipment, including walk-in coolers and freezers,
refrigerated, non-refrigerated and hot display cabinets and storage systems,
commercial ovens, rotisseries and cooking equipment, bakery and deli display
cases, hot food counter-top products, patient feeding systems, rotary vane
pumps and stainless steel fabrication, millwork and solid surface stonework.
The majority of the FSEG businesses are grouped into two divisions, Standex
Cooking Solutions Group and Standex Refrigerated Solutions Group. FSEG enjoys
market leadership positions and strong brand recognition in the food service
industry with each of its leadership companies: American Foodservice, APW
Wyott, Bakers Pride, BKI, Tri-Star, Federal Industries, Kool Star,
Master-Bilt, Nor-Lake, Inc. and Procon. The group employs over 1,500 with
manufacturing facilities in Ireland, Mexico, Mississippi, New York, South
Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming. In addition to the U.S.,
FSEG has an established presence in Europe and is developing or expanding
distributor relationships in Africa, Asia, Australia and South America.

About Standex

Standex International Corporation is a multi-industry manufacturer in five
broad business segments: Food Service Equipment Group, Engineering
Technologies Group, Engraving Group, Electronics Products Group, and
Hydraulics Products Group with operations in the United States, Europe,
Canada, Australia, Singapore, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Turkey, South Africa,
Korea, India and China. For additional information, visit the Company's
website at

^1 Safe Harbor Language
Statements in this news release include, or may be based upon, management's
current expectations, estimates and/or projections about Standex's markets and
industries. These statements are forward-looking statements within the meaning
of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may
materially differ from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a
result of certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to
predict. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ are the
impact of implementation of government regulations and programs affecting our
businesses, unforeseen legal judgments, fines or settlements, uncertainty in
conditions in the financial and banking markets, general domestic and
international economy including more specifically increases in raw material
costs, the ability to substitute less expensive alternative raw materials, the
ability to continue to successfully implement productivity improvements,
increase market share, access new markets, introduce new products, enhance our
presence in strategic channels, the successful expansion and automation of
manufacturing capabilities and diversification efforts in emerging markets,
the ability to continue to achieve cost savings through lean manufacturing,
cost reduction activities, and low cost sourcing, effective completion of
plant consolidations, successful completion and integration of acquisitions
and the other factors discussed in the Annual Report of Standex on Form 10-K
for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, which is on file with the Securities
and Exchange Commission, and any subsequent periodic reports filed by the
Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, any
forward-looking statements represent management's estimates only as of the day
made and should not be relied upon as representing management's estimates as
of any subsequent date. While the Company may elect to update forward-looking
statements at some point in the future, the Company and management
specifically disclaim any obligation to do so, even if management's estimates


Standex International Corporation
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