Danaher Announces Proposed Public Offering of Senior Notes

Danaher Corporation today announced the proposed public offering of $500 million of its senior notes due 2019. The public offering will be made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The proceeds from the proposed public offering will be used to repay a portion of Danaher's outstanding commercial paper and for other general corporate purposes.

Banc of America Securities LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Goldman, Sachs & Co. are acting as joint book-running managers.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, Danaher's senior notes or any other securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities mentioned in this press release in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.

The offering of senior notes may be made only by means of a prospectus and prospectus supplement. A copy of the prospectus and prospectus supplement relating to the securities can be obtained from Banc of America Securities LLC's Prospectus Department at 100 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001, telephone 1-800- 294-1322, email dg.prospectus_distribution@bofasecurities.com; from Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. at Harborside Financial Center, 100 Plaza One, Floor 2, Jersey City, NY, 07311-3988. Attn: Prospectus Department, telephone 1-800-503-4611, email prospectusrequest@list.db.com; and from Goldman, Sachs & Co.'s Prospectus Department at 85 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004, telephone: 1-866-471-2526, facsimile: 1-212-902-9316, email: prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com.

About Danaher:

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

Statements in this document that are not strictly historical, including statements regarding the proposed public offering of senior notes, may constitute forward-looking statements. There are a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those suggested or indicated by such forward-looking statements, including the factors described in Danaher's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 and other SEC filings of Danaher. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release and Danaher does not assume any obligation or 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, or fax, +1-202-828-0860