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Nordson Corporation Names Sundaram Nagarajan as President and Chief Executive Officer, Effective August 1, 2019

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WESTLAKE, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nordson
Corporation
(NASDAQ-NDSN) today announced that Sundaram Nagarajan
(Naga) has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer,
effective August 1, 2019. Mr. Nagarajan succeeds Michael F. Hilton, who
previously announced his plans to retire. Upon Mr. Nagarajan’s start
date, Mr. Hilton will become Senior Advisor to the Company and remain on
the board of directors until he retires on December 31, 2019.

Mr. Nagarajan joins Nordson following a 23-year career with Illinois
Tool Works Inc. (ITW), a Fortune 200 company. He is currently the
Executive Vice President, Automotive OEM Segment, for ITW, a $3.3
billion business segment. Under his leadership, the Automotive OEM
segment has a proven track record of delivering profitable revenue
growth through both organic and acquisitive means. Mr. Nagarajan has
been focused on creating value for his customers through innovation and
industry leading excellence in quality and delivery. He also has
prioritized building strong, diverse and global leadership teams to
sustain this above-market business performance.

“After a comprehensive search, we are excited to name Naga as Nordson’s
next President and CEO. Naga’s passion for technology-driven innovation,
knowledge of global industrial markets, and outstanding record of
improving the financial results of the businesses he has run by focusing
on customer intimacy, operational excellence, and employee development,
make him a perfect fit for Nordson,” said Michael Merriman, Chairman of
the Board of Directors.

“Throughout my career, I’ve thrived in driving growth and profitability
by focusing on the customer while also prioritizing innovation and
talent development. I am very honored to join Nordson, which has always
put its customers and employees first, and as a result has grown into a
market-leading enterprise with an outstanding reputation. I look forward
to building on this success with the Nordson team,” said Mr. Nagarajan.

Added Mr. Merriman, “On behalf of the entire Board, I want to thank Mike
Hilton for his outstanding leadership of Nordson over the past ten
years. We appreciate his commitment to supporting Naga in this important
transition, and the Board and I look forward to his counsel as Senior
Advisor to the Company.”

The terms of Mr. Nagarajan’s employment agreement will be described in a
Current Report on Form 8-K to be filed by the Company.

About Sundaram Nagarajan

In 1991, Mr. Nagarajan started his career at Hobart Brothers where he
was engaged in the design and development of welding consumables. The
company was acquired by ITW in 1996, and Mr. Nagarajan continued to grow
and take on greater responsibility over the next 23 years. He was
promoted to Group Vice President, ITW Welding Group in 2006 and Group
President, Welding International in 2008. From 2010 – 2014, he served as
Executive Vice President, Welding, where he led ITW’s $1.9 billion group
of welding and related industrial businesses worldwide. In 2015, he was
promoted to his current role as Executive Vice President, Automotive OEM
Segment, reporting to the Chairman and CEO.

Mr. Nagarajan holds a BS degree from South Gujarat University, India; an
MBA from Wright State University, Ohio; and an MS and Ph.D. in materials
science from Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.

Mr. Nagarajan is a member of the Board of Directors of Sonoco Products
Company, Past Trustee of Hobart Institute of Welding Technology,
Advisory Board Member of IACS, member of the Executive Club, member of
the Economics Club of Chicago, Former Trustee of AWS Foundation Inc. and
Co-Chair of ITW’s National United Way Campaign (2013 and 2014).

Except for historical information and comparisons contained herein,
statements included in this release may constitute “forward-looking
statements,” as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. These statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and
other factors, as discussed in the Company’s filing with the Securities
and Exchange Commission that could cause actual results to differ.

Nordson Corporation engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated
products and systems used for the precision dispensing of adhesives,
coatings, sealants, biomaterials, polymers, plastics and other
materials, 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 35 countries. Visit Nordson on the web at http://www.nordson.com,
@Nordson_Corp,
or www.facebook.com/nordson.

Contacts

Lara Mahoney
Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate
Communications
440-414-5639
lara.mahoney@nordson.com

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Bermuda Government, Industry Group Heads to Toronto

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HAMILTON, Bermuda–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Bermuda–Bermuda Finance Minister Curtis Dickinson leads a delegation of
government, regulatory and industry representatives to Toronto next week
to highlight Bermuda’s close links to Canada and opportunities for
bilateral trade and investment.

The delegation will take part in a
one-day multi-industry forum
, hosted by the Bermuda Business
Development Agency (BDA) Wednesday, June 19 at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto,
and also attend scheduled business development meetings around the city.
Featuring informative panel discussions, thought-leadership sessions,
and networking opportunities for investors and businesses interested in
learning more about the island, the forum is the sixth in a series of
overseas multi-industry showcases, following successful events in
London, New York and Miami over the past two years. It is the first in
Canada.

“We’re looking forward to meeting civic leaders, media, investors and
industry executives during the forum and related meetings,” said BDA CEO
Andy Burrows. “The aim is to increase awareness of Bermuda as a
gold-standard international financial centre and underscore our
jurisdiction’s historic and mutually beneficial relationship with
Canadian markets.”

The Consul General of Canada in New York, Phyllis Yaffe, will help
launch the forum with a fireside chat-style conversation with Minister
Dickinson. Another highlight of the day will be a keynote presentation
by Lucia Gallardo, a fintech entrepreneur who has partnered with the
United Nations to leverage blockchain systems to help resettlement of
refugees, among other projects.

Industry sessions include participants from more than 30 Bermuda-related
entities, among them, AMBIKA, Aon, Appleby, ArcTern Ventures, ASW Law,
AXA XL, the Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers (ABIR); Bennett
Jones, the Bermuda Insurance Management Association (BIMA), Bermuda
Monetary Authority (BMA), Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA), Butterfield
Bank, ChainThat, Conyers, CryptoScan, Deloitte, Estera Services,
Exponential Ventures, EY, Fasken, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC),
KPMG, Kroll Bond Rating Agency, MQ Services, Outlier Canada, PwC, Quest
Management Services, RGAx, SALT Lending, and Shyft Network.

Canada is one of Bermuda’s most significant economic partners, with
two-way trade between the two nations amounting to USD$2.6 billion in
2017, and $37 billion in mutual assets and investments. Bermuda supports
an estimated 25,000 jobs in Canada, including 15,000 from multi-national
companies in Bermuda and their Canadian affiliates and represents
Canada’s fifth-largest export market in trade and services; only the US,
UK, Germany and France are greater Canadian export markets.

To register for the free, one-day forum, go to: http://bit.ly/TorontoForum

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LEAD PLAINTIFF DEADLINE ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses In Apple, Inc. To Contact The Firm

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, reminds
investors in Apple, Inc. (“Apple” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:AAPL) of the
June 17, 2019 deadline to seek the role of lead plaintiff in a federal
securities class action that has been filed against the Company.

If you invested in Apple stock or options between November 2, 2018
and January 2, 2019
and would like to discuss your legal rights, click
here
: www.faruqilaw.com/AAPL.
There is no cost or obligation to you.

You can also contact us by calling Richard Gonnello toll free at
877-247-4292
or at 212-983-9330 or by sending an e-mail to rgonnello@faruqilaw.com.

The lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern
District of California on behalf of all those who purchased Apple common
stock between November 2, 2018 and January 2, 2019 (the “Class Period”).
The case, City of Roseville Employees’ Retirement System v. Apple
Inc., et al.,
No. 19-cv-2033 was filed on April 16, 2019.

The lawsuit focuses on whether the Company and its executives violated
federal securities laws by failing to disclose that: (1) the U.S.-China
trade war had negatively impacted demand for iPhones and Apple’s pricing
power in greater China; (2) due to Apple discounting the cost of
replacement batteries to make up for the Company’s prior conduct of
intentionally degrading the performance of the batteries in older
iPhones, the rate at which Apple customers were replacing their
batteries in older iPhones, rather than purchasing new iPhones, was
negatively impacting Apple’s iPhone sales growth; (3) as a result of
slowing demand, Apple had slashed production orders from suppliers for
the new 2018 iPhone models and cut prices to reduce inventory; and (4)
defendants’ decision to withhold unit sales for iPhones and other
hardware, which was a metric relevant to investors and their view of the
Company’s financial performance, was designed to and would mask declines
in unit sales of the Company’s flagship product.

On January 2, 2019, after the close of trading, Apple disclosed that,
for the first time in 15 years, Apple would miss its prior quarterly
revenue forecast amid falling iPhone sales in China, its third-largest
market after the United States and Europe. The Company announced first
quarter fiscal 2019 revenues of only $84 billion, far below the expected
range of $89 billion to $93 billion the Company had announced just eight
weeks earlier on November 1, 2018. The Company also admitted that in
addition to macroeconomics in the Chinese market, the price cuts to
battery replacements a year earlier to fix the Company’s prior
surreptitious conduct had hurt iPhone sales.

On this news, the Company’s stock price fell from $157.92 per share on
January 2, 2019 to $142.19 per share on January 3, 2019—a $15.62 or
9.96% drop.

The court-appointed lead plaintiff is the investor with the largest
financial interest in the relief sought by the class who is adequate and
typical of class members who directs and oversees the litigation on
behalf of the putative class. Any member of the putative class may move
the Court to serve as lead plaintiff through counsel of their choice, or
may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member. Your ability
to share in any recovery is not affected by the decision to serve as a
lead plaintiff or not.

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP also encourages anyone with information regarding
Apple’s conduct to contact the firm, including whistleblowers, former
employees, shareholders and others.

Attorney Advertising. The law firm responsible for this advertisement is
Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP (www.faruqilaw.com).
Prior results do not guarantee or predict a similar outcome with respect
to any future matter. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your
particular case. All communications will be treated in a confidential
manner.

Contacts

FARUQI & FARUQI, LLP
685 Third Avenue, 26th Floor
New
York, NY 10017
Attn: Richard Gonnello, Esq.
rgonnello@faruqilaw.com
Telephone:
(877) 247-4292 or (212) 983-9330

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Three Finalists Selected Following GA-ASI’s Blue Magic Belgium Event

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PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Three finalists have been selected from GA-ASI’s Blue Magic Belgium
event with the goal of supporting GA-ASI and the development of MQ-9B
SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) for Belgium. The three
Belgian companies selected are AIRobot, ALX Systems, and Hexagon.

AIRobot, a company based at DronePort in Sint Truiden, Belgium, focuses
on developing drone performance equipment for easy, precise and safe
professional operations, while specializing in Artificial Intelligence
(AI) for processing hyper-spectral imagery. ALX Systems is an Unmanned
Aircraft System (UAS) solution provider based in Liège, Belgium and
specializing in AI for processing Full Motion Video. Hexagon’s
Geospatial division, with an office in Leuven, Belgium, specializes in
software solutions and geospatial tools for visualizing location
intelligence, such as auto-routing UAS and creating a smart digital
reality.

GA-ASI held outreach events in Belgium May 15-16 with the goal of
identifying small to medium-sized Belgian companies that can support
SkyGuardian development through cutting-edge technologies. This followed
the Government of Belgium’s approval for Belgian Defense to negotiate
acquisition of GA-ASI’s SkyGuardian to meet the nation’s RPA
requirements.

“We were very impressed by the many talented companies and particularly
by the innovative concepts presented by these three finalists,” said
Linden Blue, CEO, GA-ASI.

Blue Magic Belgium was a Research and Development (R&D) event held in
two regions of Belgium. Approximately 50 related companies registered
for the event and 19 companies were selected to present their innovative
technologies to a technical panel of experts from GA-ASI. GA-ASI is
committed to placing $3 million in R&D funding with Belgium industry.
This investment will focus on high-value technological development with
small to medium-sized enterprises. The seed funds will be utilized to
develop Belgian capabilities that meet Ministry of Defense (MOD) and
industry objectives to be competitive in future European RPA programs.

About GA-ASI

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of
General Atomics, is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven,
reliable Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and
electro-optic and related mission systems, including the Predator®
RPA series and the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar. With more than
five million flight hours, GA-ASI provides long-endurance,
mission-capable aircraft with integrated sensor and data link systems
required to deliver persistent flight that enables situational awareness
and rapid strike. The company also produces a variety of ground control
stations and sensor control/image analysis software, offers pilot
training and support services, and develops meta-material antennas. For
more information, visit www.ga-asi.com.

Predator and Lynx are registered trademarks of General Atomics
Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

Contacts

Robert Walker
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
+1
(858) 524-8101
ASI-MediaRelations@ga-asi.com

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