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IDEX FILES REGISTRATION STATEMENT

 IDEX FILES REGISTRATION STATEMENT
 NORTHBROOK, Ill., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- IDEX Corp. (NYSE: IEX)


today announced that it had filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the offering by the company of $75 million of senior subordinated notes due 2002. Proceeds from the offering will be used to defease in-substance, prior to their redemption in January 1993, the company's $50 million 15 3/8 percent senior subordinated debentures due 2000, and to reduce borrowings under the company's credit agreement. The offering will be underwritten by Merrill Lynch & Co. and Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc.
 IDEX Corp. is a manufacturer of a wide array of proprietary, highly engineered products, including industrial pumps, stainless steel banding and clamping devices, sheet metal fabricating equipment and tooling, automatic lubrication systems, low horsepower compressors and vibration control equipment. Its products are sold to a broad range of markets, the largest of which are the chemical processing, transportation equipment, food processing, pulp and paper, and oil refining industries. The common stock of the company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "IEX."
 A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. Copies of the prospectus may be obtained from the Public Reference Section of the Securities and Exchange Commission at 450 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20549, Room 1024. This release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any State in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such State.
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 /CONTACT: Wayne P. Sayatovice, vice president-finance of IDEX, 708-498-7070, or Audrey Lowe or Nick Farina, of Financial Relations Board, 312-266-7800, for IDEX/
 (IEX) CO: Idex Corporation ST: Illinois IN: SU:


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