Danaher Corporation Announces Executive Appointment

Danaher Corporation announced today that Daniel A. Pryor, 32 years old, has been appointed to the new position of Corporate Vice President, Strategic Development. In this new role, Mr. Pryor will have responsibility to provide strategic analysis and direction for Danaher's acquisition plans designed to drive long-term growth and performance.

Most recently, Mr. Pryor has been Executive Vice President, Environmental Water Quality Group, since July 1999, with primary emphasis on the group's e- commerce efforts. Mr. Pryor originally joined Danaher in June 1994 following a successful career in management consulting with Gemini Consulting specializing in operational, financial and market analysis. Mr. Pryor began his Danaher career with a series of assignments in DBS, operations management, corporate development and general management. Following Danaher's acquisition of Pacific Scientific Corporation in March 1998, Mr. Pryor served as President of Pacific Scientific Instruments leading the consolidation of Met One, Hiac Royco and High Yield Technology to create a seamless, focused organization that is the world's premier supplier of particulate contamination monitoring equipment. Mr. Pryor earned his Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1994 and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Williams College in 1989.

George M. Sherman, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Dan Pryor's appointment as Vice President, Strategic Development will increase the high level focus and strategic analysis required to accelerate the growth track of our corporation."

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

SOURCE: Danaher Corporation

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