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Danaher CEO Comments On Outlook

Danaher Corporation announced that President and Chief Executive Officer, H. Lawrence Culp, Jr. will confirm the Company's adjusted earnings per share guidance range of $0.84 to $0.89 for the 2008 first quarter today at Citigroup's Global Industrial Manufacturing Conference in New York City. This range excludes an estimated $0.05 per share of non-cash charges for fair value adjustments to recorded inventory and deferred revenue incurred in connection with the acquisition of Tektronix. Including these charges, the range is $0.79 to $0.84 per share.

Danaher Corporation is a leading manufacturer, specializing in Professional Instrumentation, Medical Technologies, Industrial Technologies and Tools and Components (

Statements in this release that are not strictly historical, including the statement regarding expectations for the first quarter of 2008 and any other 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, competition, our ability to develop and successfully market new products and technologies, our ability to expand our business in new geographic markets, our ability to identify, consummate and integrate appropriate acquisitions, litigation and other contingent liabilities including intellectual property matters, our compliance with applicable laws and regulations, our ability to achieve projected efficiencies, cost reductions, sales growth and earnings, economic conditions in the end-markets we sell into, commodity costs and surcharges, currency exchange rates, tax audits, and general domestic and international 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 2007 Annual Report on Form 10-K. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release and the Company does not intend to update any forward-looking statement.

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