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Danaher Announces Retirement of A. Emmet Stephenson, Jr. From Board of Directors

Danaher Corporation announced today that A. Emmet Stephenson, Jr. has decided not to stand for reelection at the Company's annual meeting to be held on May 6, 2008, and after 22 years of service will retire from the Danaher Board following the annual meeting.

"Emmet's contributions to Danaher have been as exceptional as they have been varied, and his insights as a Board member have been instrumental in the growth of our Company," said Steven M. Rales, Chairman of the Board of Danaher. "On behalf of Danaher's Board I extend to him our gratitude for his years of dedicated and thoughtful service to the Company."

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

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