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Danaher and Cooper Complete Joint Venture of Tool Businesses

Danaher Corporation and Cooper Industries have completed the previously announced joint venture of their respective tools businesses. The partners will deconsolidate the financial results of their respective tools businesses and record the financial results based on the equity method of accounting beginning in the third quarter of 2010.

Danaher is a diversified technology leader that designs, manufactures, and markets innovative products and services to professional, medical, industrial, and commercial customers. Our portfolio of premier brands is among the most highly recognized in each of the markets we serve. Driven by a foundation provided by the Danaher Business System, our 47,000 associates serve customers in more than 125 countries and generated $11.2 billion of revenue in 2009. For more information please visit our website:

Statements in this release that are not strictly historical, including statements relating to the Company's anticipated accounting treatment for the joint venture, may be "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. 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 and you should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. These factors include, among other things, the factors set forth in our SEC filings, including our 2009 Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended April 2, 2010. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release and the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events and developments or otherwise.

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CONTACT: Matt R. McGrew, Vice President, Investor Relations of the
Danaher Corporation, +1-202-828-0850 (Telephone) or +1-202-828-0860 (Fax)