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Barnes Group Inc. Acquires Industrial Gas Springs Group Holdings Limited

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  • Industrial Gas Springs is a Recognized Manufacturer and Supplier of
    Customized Gas Springs Serving Diversified End Markets
  • Acquisition Furthers Barnes Group's Force and Motion Control
    Capabilities and Product Offerings

Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE:B), a global provider of highly engineered
products and differentiated industrial technologies, today announced
that it has acquired Industrial Gas Springs Group Holdings Limited
("IGS"). IGS is a recognized designer, manufacturer and supplier of
customized gas springs.

IGS is headquartered in the United Kingdom, with distribution and
assembly capabilities in the United States. The company has diversified
end markets including general industrial, transportation, aerospace, and
medical, among others. IGS will operate as a business within Barnes
Group's Industrial Segment, as part of the Nitrogen Gas Products ("NGP")
strategic business unit.

"We look forward to adding IGS's force and motion control product
applications to our NGP business," said Scott A. Mayo, Senior Vice
President, Barnes Group Inc. and President, Barnes Industrial. "Their
complementary, highly diversified end markets and strong customized
product application engineering represent a great opportunity for us to
scale and broaden NGP's technology portfolio and customer base."

The transaction is not material to Barnes Group's consolidated financial
position or liquidity.

About Barnes Group

Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE:B) is a global provider of highly engineered
products, differentiated industrial technologies, and innovative
solutions, serving a wide range of end markets and customers. Its
specialized products and services are used in far-reaching applications
including aerospace, transportation, manufacturing, healthcare, and
packaging. Barnes Group's skilled and dedicated employees around the
globe are committed to the highest performance standards and achieving
consistent, sustainable profitable growth. For more information, visit www.BGInc.com.

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