Danaher CEO Comments on Outlook

Danaher Corporation commented today on the performance outlook for the company for the balance of 2006 and 2007. President and Chief Executive Officer H. Lawrence Culp, Jr. stated, "We are raising the lower end of our earnings per share guidance for the 2006 fourth quarter from the previous range of $0.89 to $0.94 per share to a new range of $0.92 to $0.94 per share. We are once again pleased to be delivering another year of record earnings and cash flows."

Mr. Culp concluded, "For 2007, we anticipate earnings per share to be in the range of $3.68 to $3.78, with first quarter earnings per share anticipated to be in the range of $0.72 to $0.77. Our focus on driving organic growth continues and we remain committed to utilizing our strong cash flow to fund new opportunities that we believe will complement and enhance our strong portfolio of businesses."

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

SOURCE: Danaher Corporation

CONTACT: Andy Wilson, Vice President, Investor Relations, of Danaher
Corporation, Telephone: +1-202-828-0850, Fax: +1-202-828-0860