Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ: NDSN) today announced that its board of directors declared a first quarter 2013 cash dividend in the amount of $0.15 per common share, payable on January 8, 2013 to shareholders of record as of the close of business December 21, 2012. This amount equals the $0.15 per common share dividend paid in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012. Nordson Corporation delivers precision technology solutions that help customers increase speed, productivity and up-time, enable new products and features, and decrease material usage. The company engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for dispensing adhesives, coatings, sealants, biomaterials and other materials, fluid management, testing and inspection, and UV curing and surface plasma 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, building and 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 at www.nordson.com, twitter.com/Nordson_Corp, or Facebook.com/Nordson.