SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
MERK GREGORY P

(Last) (First) (Middle)
28601 CLEMENS ROAD

(Street)
WESTLAKE OH 44145

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
NORDSON CORP [ NDSN ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Senior Vice President
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
02/26/2016
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 02/26/2016 M 7,000 A $24.39 46,755 D (1)
Common Stock 02/26/2016 S 7,000 D $71.63 (2) 39,812 D (3)
Common Stock 203 I By Company Savings Plan (4)
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Employee Stock Options (right to buy) $24.39 02/26/2016 M 7,000 (5) 11/22/2016 Common Stock 7,000 $0 0 D
Employee Stock Options (right to buy) $26.46 (5) 12/05/2017 Common Stock 13,600 13,600 D
Employee Stock Options (right to buy) $14.37 (5) 12/04/2018 Common Stock 22,800 22,800 D
Employee Stock Options (right to buy) $27.26 (5) 12/03/2019 Common Stock 12,200 12,200 D
Employee Stock Options (right to buy) $43.32 (5) 12/07/2020 Common Stock 9,000 9,000 D
Employee Stock Options (right to buy) $43.73 (5) 11/28/2021 Common Stock 10,000 10,000 D
Employee Stock Options (right to buy) $61.59 (6) 11/28/2022 Common Stock 7,600 7,600 D
Employee Stock Options (right to buy) $71.75 (7) 11/25/2023 Common Stock 7,600 7,600 D
Employee Stock Options (right to buy) $79.66 (8) 11/24/2024 Common Stock 8,300 8,300 D
Employee Stock Options (right to buy) $70.91 (9) 11/23/2025 Common Stock 13,400 13,400 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Exercise of reporting person's stock options of which shares were sold to pay the exercise price, to cover withholding taxes, and to pay broker fees and commissions, pursuant to a broker-assisted cashless exercise. The holdings are net of shares previously withheld or sold to cover withholding taxes.
2. Price reflected is the weighted-average sale price for shares sold. The shares were sold in multiple transactions, and the range of sale prices for the transactions reported was $71.58 to $71.68. The reporting person undertakes to provide to the issuer, any security holder of the issuer, or any staff member of the Securities and Exchange Commission, upon request, information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price.
3. The holdings include 57 shares acquired through participation in the Company's Dividend Reinvestment Plan, and are net of shares previously withheld or sold to cover withholding taxes.
4. Represents the number of shares attributable to the reporting person's participation in the Company's Savings Plan, exempt pursuant to Rule 16b-3(c). The reporting person disclaims beneficial ownership of these securities.
5. All such options have fully vested.
6. On November 28, 2012, the Company awarded 7,600 stock options under the Company's Long-Term Performance Plan. The options vest in 4 equal annual installments beginning on November 28, 2013. The vested portions of such options will become exercisable upon vesting.
7. On November 25, 2013, the Company awarded 7,600 stock options under the Company's 2012 Stock Incentive and Award Plan. The options vest in 4 equal annual installments beginning on November 25, 2014. The vested portions of such options will become exercisable upon vesting.
8. On November 24, 2014, the Company awarded 8,300 stock options under the Company's 2012 Stock Incentive and Award Plan. The options vest in 4 equal annual installments beginning on November 24, 2015. The vested portions of such options will become exercisable upon vesting.
9. On November 23, 2015, the Company awarded 13,400 stock options under the Company's 2012 Stock Incentive and Award Plan. The options vest in 4 equal annual installments beginning on November 23, 2016. The vested portions of such options will become exercisable upon vesting.
Remarks:
Robert E. Veillette, Attorney-In-Fact 02/29/2016
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