Press release

IDEX Corporation Announces Appointment of Carl R. Christenson to Board of Directors

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IDEX Corporation (NYSE:IEX) today announced the appointment of Carl R.
Christenson to the company’s Board of Directors. The appointment of Mr.
Christenson, effective immediately, increases the size of the Board from
nine to ten directors. Mr. Christenson will serve on the Board’s
Compensation Committee.

“The experience Carl brings as a Chief Executive Officer of a public
company is an ideal fit with IDEX. He has a proven ability to accelerate
growth while executing strategic acquisitions and driving superior
shareholder returns,” IDEX Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Andrew
K. Silvernail said. “Carl’s vast industry experience and track record as
a values-driven leader of global organizations will be a tremendous
asset to our Board and management.”

Mr. Christenson serves as Chairman and CEO of Altra Industrial Motion
Corp. (“Altra”) (NASDAQ: AIMC), a leading global designer, producer and
marketer of a wide range of electromechanical power transmission motion
control products. Prior to his current position, Mr. Christenson served
as President and Chief Operating Officer of Altra from January 2005 to
December 2008. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Christenson was President of
Kaydon Bearings, a manufacturer of custom-engineered bearings and a
division of Kaydon Corporation. Prior to joining Kaydon, Mr. Christenson
held several management positions at TB Wood’s Incorporated and several
positions at the Torrington Company.

Mr. Christenson holds M.S. and B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering
from the University of Massachusetts and an M.B.A. from Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute.

About IDEX

IDEX (NYSE: IEX) is a company that has undoubtedly touched your life in
some way. In fact, IDEX businesses make thousands of products that are
mission-critical components in everyday activities. Chances are the car
you’re driving has a BAND-IT® clamp holding your side airbag safely in
place. If you were ever in a car accident, a Hurst Jaws of Life® rescue
tool may have saved your life. If you or a family member is battling
cancer, your doctor may have tested your DNA in a quest to find the best
targeted medicine for you. It’s likely your DNA test was run on
equipment that contains components made by our growing IDEX Health &
Science team. Founded in 1988 with three small, entrepreneurial
manufacturing companies, we’re proud to say that we now call 40 diverse
businesses around the world part of the IDEX family. With 7,000
employees and manufacturing operations in more than 20 countries, IDEX
is a high-performing, global $2+ billion company committed to making
trusted solutions that improve lives. IDEX shares are traded on the New
York Stock Exchange under the symbol “IEX”.

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