Standex Names Thomas J. Hansen as New Independent Director

  Standex Names Thomas J. Hansen as New Independent Director

   Veteran Executive Brings More Than 30 Years of Automotive and Industrial
                 Manufacturing Experience to Company’s Board

Business Wire

SALEM, N.H. -- March 26, 2013

Standex International Corporation (NYSE:SXI) today announced that its Board of
Directors has appointed Thomas J. Hansen as a new member of the Board,
effective March 20, 2013. Mr. Hansen’s appointment will increase the number of
directors from eight to nine. Mr. Hansen will stand for election by the
shareholders to a full three-year term as a director at the Company’s next
Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which will occur following the end of the
Company’s current fiscal year.

Until his retirement in March 2012, Hansen was the vice chairman of Illinois
Tool Works Inc. (ITW), where he had been responsible for the company’s
Worldwide Automotive Components and Fasteners business, its Construction
Products and Fluids & Polymers businesses, as well as its Industrial Metal and
Plastics businesses.

“The automotive and industrial manufacturing insight that Tom has gained
during his long and distinguished career at ITW will be of immense value to
Standex as the Company executes on its focused diversity strategy in the years
ahead,” said Edward Trainor, Chairman of the Board. “Tom’s qualifications –
particularly his experience with highly engineered product manufacturing –
made him an ideal candidate to serve as an independent director, and we
welcome him to the Standex board.”

“Tom’s broad end-market knowledge is particularly well-aligned with our
current business portfolio and with the sectors that Standex is targeting for
new opportunities for long-term growth,” said Standex President and Chief
Executive Officer Roger Fix. “In addition, we expect Standex to benefit from
Tom’s extensive experience in closing and integrating strategic acquisitions.
We are delighted that he has agreed to join us, and we look forward to the
perspective he will bring to the board in the years ahead.” ^1

Hansen joined ITW in 1980 as sales and marketing manager of the Shakeproof
Industrial Products business, which manufactures fasteners for general
industrial markets, and was named general manager of the business in 1983. He
was promoted to vice president and general manager of ITW’s North American
Industrial Metal Fastener and Buckle Divisions in 1986. He was named president
of ITW’s North American Industrial and Automotive fastener businesses in 1990
and appointed president of its Worldwide Metal Fastener and Components
businesses in 1993. Prior to his election as vice chairman in 2006, Hansen
served as executive vice president with responsibility for ITW’s Worldwide
Metal and Plastic Fastener and Components businesses, Fluids & Polymers and
Construction businesses, as well as its Industrial Metals and Plastic segment.

Hansen received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from Northern
Illinois University and a Master of Arts Degree in Business Administration
from Governors State University. Before joining ITW, he was employed at Singer
Controls, now a division of Invensys, in a variety of assignments including
regional sales manager and plant manager, and at GE as a zone sales manager.
He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Terex and Mueller
Water Products.

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, legal judgments, fines or settlements in excess of those presently
anticipated, 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 heavy construction vehicle market, 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


Thomas DeByle, CFO, 603-893-9701
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