IDEX Corporation Appoints Gregory B. Kenny to its Board of Directors


NORTHBROOK, Ill., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IDEX Corporation (NYSE: IEX), today announced that Gregory B. Kenny, 49, joined its board of directors.

Kenny is president and chief executive officer of General Cable

Corporation, a $2 billion manufacturer and distributor of copper, aluminum and

fiber optic wire and cable products headquartered in Highland Heights, KY.

Kenny holds a B.S. from Georgetown University, an M.B.A. from George

Washington University and an M.P.A. from Harvard University.

Dennis K. Williams, IDEX's chairman, president and chief executive

officer, said, "We are extremely pleased to have Greg join our board. His 20

years' experience in industrial markets and prior position as a foreign

service officer with the U.S. State Department, with tours in South America

and Washington, where he was involved with Middle East affairs and

international economics, will be particularly helpful as we continue to

implement our plan for growth of IDEX."

About IDEX

IDEX Corporation is a manufacturer of proprietary pump products, metering

products, dispensing equipment and other engineered products with leading

positions in niche markets. Its products are sold to a wide range of

industries throughout the world. IDEX shares are traded on the New York Stock

Exchange and Chicago Stock Exchange under the symbol IEX.

For further information on IDEX Corporation and its business units,

visit the company's Website at

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