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Danaher Corporation Completes $450 Million Convertible Debt Offering

Danaher Corporation announced today that it has completed its previously announced offering of zero-coupon convertible senior notes due 2021, known as LYONs. The gross proceeds from the offering were approximately $450 million.

George M. Sherman, Danaher's President and Chief Executive Officer, remarked, "We are extremely pleased with this financing. We believe it is an opportune time to access the capital markets and increase our financial flexibility."

This notice does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities. The offering is being made only to qualified institutional buyers. The LYONs and the Common Shares issuable upon conversion have not been registered under U.S. or state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements.

Danaher Corporation is a leading manufacturer of Process/Environmental Controls and Tools and Components.

SOURCE: Danaher Corporation

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