AMETEK Completes Acquisition of Surface Inspection Systems Division of Cognex Corporation

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Berwyn, PA, July 7, 2015 -- AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME) today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the Surface Inspection Systems Division (SISD) of Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX) for approximately $160 million. Completion of the transaction follows the receipt of all regulatory approvals.

“We are pleased to announce the closing of this strategic acquisition and are excited to welcome the SISD team to AMETEK,” said Frank S. Hermance, AMETEK Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “SISD’s proprietary real-time image processing technology expands our capabilities in the non-destructive process inspection market. In addition, SISD will be able to leverage AMETEK’s complementary technology and products within its vision systems.”

SISD develops and manufactures software-enabled vision systems used to inspect surfaces of continuously processed materials for flaws and defects. End markets served include metals, paper, nonwovens, plastics and glass. SISD has annual sales of approximately $60 million.

The SISD business joins AMETEK as part of its Electronic Instruments Group (EIG).

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AMETEK is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electro-mechanical devices with annual sales of $4.0 billion. AMETEK's Corporate Growth Plan is based on Four Key Strategies: Operational Excellence, Strategic Acquisitions, Global & Market Expansion and New Products. AMETEK's objective is double-digit percentage growth in earnings per share over the business cycle and a superior return on total capital. The common stock of AMETEK is a component of the S&P 500 Index.

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