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Danaher Signs Confidentiality Agreement With Cooper Industries

Danaher Corporation today announced that it has signed a confidentiality agreement with Cooper Industries and expects to commence due diligence shortly.

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


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SOURCE: Danaher Corporation

Contact: Patrick Allender, Chief Financial Officer of Danaher
Corporation, +1-202-828-0850; or George Sard, Anna Cordasco or Dan Gagnier,
all of Citigate Sard Verbinnen, +1-212-687-8080