Danaher Corporation's Fluke Networks Unit to Acquire NetMetrix Division from Agilent Technologies Inc.

Fluke Networks, Inc., a subsidiary of Danaher Corporation today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire the assets and technology of NetMetrix, a leading developer of network-performance management solutions, from Agilent Technologies Inc. . Agilent will receive a minority interest in Fluke Networks as well as an undisclosed amount of cash.

The division, with annual revenues exceeding $20 million, is part of Agilent's Communications Solutions Group and operates in Santa Clara, Calif. and Colorado Springs, Colo., with field and support persons located throughout the U.S. and in 15 countries.

"The acquisition of this line of management products extends our range of solutions to better address the needs of those tasked with supporting today's networked economy," said Chris Odell, President of Fluke Networks, Inc. "With the added know-how of our new engineering, sales and marketing colleagues from NetMetrix, Fluke Networks has dramatically strengthened its ability to deliver the right solution for every person in the network support organization."

Fluke Networks, Inc., is a leading provider of innovative Network SuperVision solutions for ensuring data communications and Internet uptime. The company's award-winning software and hardware products provide professionals with the tools and knowledge needed for the installation, monitoring and maintenance of local- and wide-area networks and the underlying fiber and copper cable infrastructure. (http://www.flukenetworks.com/)

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

SOURCE: Danaher Corporation

Contact: Patrick Allender, Chief Financial Officer of Danaher
Corporation, 202-828-0850