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Danaher Announces Executive Appointments

Danaher Corporation announced today that David Martyr, Jonathan Clark, Kevin Layne, Richard McBee and Gregory Beason have each been appointed Vice President and Group Executive of Danaher.

H. Lawrence Culp, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Danaher, stated, "I am pleased to be able to make these key leadership appointments with candidates from within Danaher, which I believe is a testament to the strength and depth of our management team. David, Jon, Kevin, Rich and Greg have all shown a strong commitment to the Danaher Business System, with proven track records of innovation, growth and leadership. I am confident that they are well-equipped to take on the additional responsibilities of their new roles and that they will continue to make instrumental contributions as we continue to build a premier global enterprise."

David Martyr oversees Danaher's Life Sciences business, which includes both Leica Microsystems and Leica Biosystems. David joined Danaher in 2005 as the result of the acquisition of Leica Microsystems, where he was Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing. In 2007, David was appointed President, Leica Microsystems.

Jonathan Clark's responsibilities include all of Hach-Lange's operations worldwide. Jon joined Danaher in 2002 as Vice President Marketing, Hach Company. In 2005, Jon moved into an operations role within Hach's Loveland facility and in 2006, was appointed President, Hach-Lange Americas & Asia.

Kevin Layne has responsibility for all of Kollmorgen Motion globally. Kevin joined Danaher in 2000 as a result of the acquisition of Kollmorgen, where he served as Vice President and General Manager of Inland Motors/Industrial Drives. In 2003, Kevin was appointed President, Motor Products.

Richard McBee is President of Tektronix Communications and has assumed leadership responsibility for Fluke Networks. Rich joined Danaher in 2007 as a result of the acquisition of Tektronix, where he was Senior Vice President and General Manager, Communications Business.

Gregory Beason recently was appointed President, Pacific Scientific Aerospace. Greg joined Danaher in 2005 as President of Danaher's Commercial Aerospace business and in 2007 was appointed President, Gilbarco Veeder-Root - North America.

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

Statements in this release that are not strictly historical, including any 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, including the factors set forth in Danaher's SEC filings, including Danaher's 2007 Annual Report on Form 10-K and Third Quarter 2008 Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. 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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