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Nordson Corporation today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to an additional $200 million of the Company’s common shares. This new authorization adds capacity to the Board’s December 2014 authorization to repurchase $300 million of shares, under which approximately $147 million remained available for share repurchases at the quarter ended July 31, 2015.
“The Board’s action reflects continued confidence in the long-term strength of our company and our ongoing commitment to creating shareholder value,” said Nordson President and CEO Michael F. Hilton. “Nordson continues to generate strong cash flow which enables us to be disciplined yet opportunistic in repurchasing shares while also making investments to fund long term organic and acquisitive growth opportunities and continuous improvement initiatives.”
Expected uses for repurchased shares include, but are not limited to, funding benefit programs including stock options, restricted stock and 401(k) matching. Shares repurchased will be treated as treasury shares until used for such purposes.
Shares may be purchased from time to time at prevailing prices, subject to market conditions, share price and other considerations. Purchases will be made on the open market pursuant to the applicable Securities Exchange Act Rules and will be funded from operating cash flows.
About Nordson Corporation
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 30 countries.