Danaher Will Not Increase First Technology PLC Offer
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Danaher Corporation notes the announcement of Honeywell's increased offer for First Technology and announces that the current offer by Stampede Acquisition Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher) for First Technology, posted to First Technology Shareholders on 23 January 2006, remains at 330 pence per First Technology Share and will not be increased.

Statements in this document that are not statements of historical fact should be considered to be forward looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward looking statements, including the factors described in Danaher's Annual Reports on Form 10K for the year ended 31 December 2004 and its most recent quarterly report filed with the SEC. Danaher disclaims any intention or obligation to update any forward looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this document.

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  Andy Wilson
  Vice President, Investor Relations
  Danaher Corporation
  2099 Pennsylvania Avenue
  Washington, D.C. 20006
  Telephone: (202) 828-0850
  Fax: (202) 828-0860

  In the United Kingdom:

  Simon Holberton
  Office: +44 20 7404 5959
  Mobile: +44 79 7498 2347
  Email: sholberton@brunswickgroup.com

SOURCE: Danaher Corporation

CONTACT: Andy Wilson of Danaher Corporation, +1-202-828-0850