Danaher Announces Executive Appointment

Danaher Corporation announced today that Thomas P. Joyce, Jr. has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Danaher Corporation. Mr. Joyce, 45 years old, has worked for Danaher since 1990, serving most recently as Vice President and Group Executive from December 2002 to May 2006 and as President of Hach Company from May 2001 until December 2002. In his new role, Mr. Joyce will report directly to H. Lawrence Culp, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Culp stated, "I have worked with Tom for more than fifteen years, and he is highly qualified to take on this important role. Under Tom's strong leadership at Hach Lange, we have created leading global positions in water quality analytics and ultraviolet disinfection generating consistent and profitable revenue growth. I look to Tom to continue to provide significant contributions to Danaher in his new role as we seek to become a premier global enterprise."

Danaher Corporation is a leading manufacturer of Professional Instrumentation, Industrial Technologies, and Tools and Components. (http;//www.danaher.com ).

Statements in this document regarding the executive appointment and any other statements that are not strictly historical, including statements regarding events or developments that we believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future, may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. 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, including the factors described in Danaher's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005 and its most recent quarterly report filed with the SEC. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release and Danaher disclaims any duty to update any forward looking statements.

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