News Release

Standex Declares 160th Quarterly Cash Dividend

SALEM, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 28, 2004--Standex International Corporation (NYSE:SXI) today announced its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 21 cents a share, which is payable August 25, 2004 to stockholders of record August 9, 2004.

The dividend is the 160th consecutive quarterly cash dividend. Standex has paid dividends each quarter since it became a public corporation in November, 1964. During this 39-year period the Company has increased its dividend rate 35 times.

Standex International Corporation is a multi-industry manufacturer in three broad business segments: Food Service, Industrial and Consumer with operations in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Mexico, Brazil and China.

CONTACT: Standex International Corporation
Christian Storch, 603-893-9701
Investorrelations@Standex.com
SOURCE: Standex International Corporation