Nordson Corporation and Nordson Corporation Foundation Give $8.2 Million to Charity in Fiscal Year 2016

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WESTLAKE, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nordson
Corporation
(Nasdaq: NDSN) and the Nordson
Corporation Foundation
today announced that they have contributed a
combined $8.2 million to charity during the fiscal year ended October
31, 2016. 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, New Jersey, Virginia, Wisconsin and
Pennsylvania. Additionally, Nordson’s giving has expanded to selected
international locations, including Brazil, Canada, China, India,
Germany, the Netherlands and the U.K.

Grants from the Nordson Corporation Foundation accounted for
approximately $5.6 million of the total amount awarded and were
distributed in the areas of arts and culture, human welfare and
education. Education was the largest giving area, in accordance with the
funding focus of the Foundation.

Among several major gifts this year were a $300,000 grant to CollegeNow
to support its mission to increase college attainment through college
access advising, financial aid counseling and scholarship and retention
services. In the spirit of Nordson’s commitment to foster innovation and
creativity, a $234,000 grant was awarded to Invent
Now, Inc.
, which runs Camp and Club Inventions in the communities
where Nordson has facilities. These camps encourage children to innovate
and solve problems using science, technology, engineering and math.

In addition to grants awarded by the Nordson Corporation Foundation,
Nordson provided an additional $2.6 million in direct corporate support
to various organizations through its Matching Gift program, United Way,
scholarships 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 continued its successful Nordson BUILDS scholarship program
in 2016. Now in its fourth year, the program supports students pursuing
majors in manufacturing, engineering-related STEM careers, or business
disciplines leading to a career in industry and corporate America. One
hundred and thirty two students received over $487,000 in scholarships.

“An important value in Nordson’s corporate philosophy is giving back to
the communities where we live and work,” 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 leveraging other support for them.”

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
tens of 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 engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated
products and systems used for the precision
dispensing
and processing of adhesives,
coatings,
polymers and plastics,
sealants,
biomaterials
and other materials and for 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.

Contacts

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