Stewart Connector . October 15, 2019

Stewart Connector Announces the Release of the M12 A-Code Series Connectors

Glen Rock, PA, [October 15, 2019] Stewart Connector, a Bel group company, (NASDAQ: BELFA and BELFB) and world class manufacturer of high-speed connectors used in Data Communication applications announces the release of their M12 A-Code Series, targeting environments where rugged connectors are needed to power and communicate with equipment widely found in today’s manufacturing environments. This series is interface compatible with other industry standard M12 A-Code connectors.

Stewart Connector’s M12 series includes A-Code product variety including both male and female panel mount connectors and field terminatable plugs in both 4 and 5 pin options. DeviceNet, CANbus and Fieldbus communication protocols primarily use M12 A-Code connectors with either 4 or 5 pin options. The M12 series (M-metric/12mm circular connector industry standard diameter) with A-coding, or keying, prevents mismatching with other M12 versions. A-Code M12 connectors are most often used for sensor communication and carrying DC power. The M12 A-Code series offers both IDC and soldering termination options for quick and easy installations, replacements, or upgrades.

All of Stewart Connector’s M12 products are IP67 rated when installed, adding to the reliable nature of these connectors in industrial environments. M12 connectors have been a popular standard in factory automation sensors and power applications while expanding into robotic applications and alternative energy solutions.

Stewart Connector products are available at Digi-Key, Mouser, and Newark.

For more information download the M12 A-Code Series datasheet or visit the product page at https://belfuse.com/product-detail/stewart-connector-m12-a-code-connectors

About Bel

Bel (www.belfuse.com) designs, manufactures and markets a broad array of products that power, protect and connect electronic circuits. These products are primarily used in the networking, telecommunications, computing, military, aerospace, transportation and broadcasting industries. Bel's product groups include Magnetic Solutions (integrated connector modules, power transformers, power inductors and discrete components), Power Solutions and Protection (front-end, board-mount and industrial power products, module products and circuit protection), and Connectivity Solutions (expanded beam fiber optic, copper-based, RF and RJ connectors and cable assemblies). The Company operates facilities around the world.

Forward Looking Statements

Except for historical information contained in this press release, the matters discussed in this press release are forward looking statements as described under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from Bel's projections. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements are: the market concerns facing our customers; the continuing viability of sectors that rely on our products; the effects of business and economic conditions; difficulties associated with integrating recently acquired companies; capacity and supply constraints or difficulties; product development, commercialization or technological difficulties; the regulatory and trade environment; risks associated with foreign currencies; uncertainties associated with legal proceedings; the market's acceptance of the Company's new products and competitive responses to those new products; our ongoing evaluation of the consequences of the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act; the impact of changes to U.S. trade and tariff policies; and the risk factors detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports. In light of the risks and uncertainties, there can be no assurance that any forward-looking statement will in fact prove to be correct. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

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