Danaher Announces Executive Appointment

Danaher Corporation announced today that William K. "Dan" Daniel II has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Danaher Corporation. Mr. Daniel, 43 years old, has served as Vice President and Group Executive at Danaher since July 2006. He previously worked for almost 20 years at ArvinMeritor, Inc. in a variety of general management positions, most recently as Senior Vice President. In his new role, Mr. Daniel will report directly to H. Lawrence Culp, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Culp stated, "Dan's strong leadership and excellent operating skills have added significant value to a number of Danaher businesses. His embrace of core values and passion for the Danaher Business System make him an important member of our team. Dan's promotion is well-deserved and positions him for enhanced responsibilities and contributions in the years to come."

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

Statements in this release regarding expectations for 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, including the factors set forth in Danaher's SEC filings, including Danaher's 2007 Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the second quarter of 2008. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release and Danaher does not intend to update any forward looking statement.

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