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Danaher Corporation Announces Filing of Registration Statement

Danaher Corporation today announced that it has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a Registration Statement on Form S-3 for the purpose of registering for resale its zero-coupon convertible senior notes due January 22, 2021 ("LYONs") and the shares of common stock of the Company into which the LYONs are convertible. The issuance of these notes, which generated approximately $505 million in net proceeds, was previously announced in a January 22, 2001 release.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This notice shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.

SOURCE: Danaher Corporation

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