Danaher Corporation Chief Executive Officer Confirms Fourth Quarter Outlook

Danaher Corporation announced that, during an investor meeting hosted by the investment firm of Lehman Brothers, Danaher's President and Chief Executive Officer, George Sherman, expressed comfort with security analysts' consensus earnings per share estimates of $.59 for the quarter ending December 31, 2000. Mr. Sherman also commented that revenue trends discussed during the company's third quarter conference call continue into the fourth quarter with sluggishness in certain tools and component segment businesses and continued strength in most process/environmental control segment businesses.

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 economic and currency conditions, market demand, pricing, and competitive and technological factors, among others, as set forth in the company's SEC filings.

SOURCE: Danaher Corporation

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