Danaher Corporation Announces Executive Appointment
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WASHINGTON

Danaher Corporation today announced that Daniel A. Raskas, 38, has been appointed Vice President, Corporate Development, effective November 1, 2004.

Mr. Raskas comes to Danaher from Thayer Capital Partners in Washington, D.C., a private equity company, where he was Managing Director since 1998. At Thayer, Mr. Raskas was responsible for all aspects of buyout and growth equity investments, including sourcing, evaluating, and negotiating transactions and working with management teams on operational, financial, and acquisition opportunities. Prior to Thayer, he was an Associate at Arnold and Porter from 1993 to 1997, where he specialized in transactional work including mergers and acquisitions and public offerings.

Mr. Raskas received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Harvard College, his MBA from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, and his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.

Daniel L. Comas, Danaher's Senior Vice President, Finance and Corporate Development, stated, "Daniel brings a wealth of knowledge and hands on experience to this very important role. We look forward to working with Daniel as we continue our journey to become a Premier Global Enterprise."

Danaher Corporation is a leading manufacturer of Process/Environmental Controls and Tools and Components. (http://www.danaher.com/)

Statements in this release that are not strictly historical may be "forward-looking" statements, which involve risks and uncertainties. These include risks and uncertainties relating to customer and supplier relationships and prices, competition, market demand, litigation and other contingent liabilities, the integration and operation of acquired businesses, and economic, political, governmental and technological factors affecting the Company's operations, markets, products, services and prices, among others, as set forth in the Company's SEC filings.

SOURCE: Danaher Corporation

CONTACT: Andy Wilson, VP Investor Relations of Danaher Corporation,
+1-202-828-0850