Danaher Corporation Management Comments on Outlook

Danaher Corporation announced today that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Dan Comas and Vice President of Investor Relations Andy Wilson will confirm the Company's guidance range at $0.76 to $0.81 earnings per share for the 2005 fourth quarter and $2.74 to $2.79 earnings per share for the 2005 full year at the Robert W. Baird Industrial Conference in Chicago, Illinois today.

Danaher Corporation is a leading manufacturer of professional instrumentation, industrial technologies, and tools and components (http://www.danaher.com/ ).

Statements in this release that are not strictly historical may be "forward-looking" statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause actual events to differ materially from those suggested or indicated by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, among other things, litigation and other contingent liabilities, the Company's ability to achieve projected efficiencies and cost reductions, economic conditions in the end-markets the Company sells into, the Company's ability to expand its business in new geographic markets, commodity costs and surcharges, competition, market demand for new products, currency exchange rates, the integration of acquired businesses, changes in the market for acquisitions and divestitures and general economic conditions. Additional information regarding the factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements is available in our SEC filings, including our 2004 Annual Report on Form 10-K and Third Quarter 2005 Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

SOURCE: Danaher Corporation

CONTACT: Andy Wilson, Vice President, Investor Relations, of Danaher
Corporation, +1-202-828-0850