Danaher CEO Comments on Outlook

Danaher Corporation announced that its President and Chief Executive Officer, H. Lawrence Culp, Jr., today commented on the Company's performance at the J.P. Morgan Basics and Industrials Conference in New York City. Mr. Culp communicated that the company's earnings per share, excluding a gain on the sale of First Technology plc shares, is anticipated to be $0.75 to $0.78 for the 2006 second quarter versus the previous guidance range of $0.73 to $0.78, and $3.07 to $3.17 earnings per share for the 2006 full year.

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, including statements regarding events or developments that we believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future, 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, cost reductions, sales growth and earnings, 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, regulatory approvals and the Company's ability to consummate announced acquisitions, 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. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release and the Company disclaims any duty to update any forward-looking statement.

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