Danaher Corporation Announces Executive Appointment

Washington, D.C., April 4, 2012 - Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) announced today that Angela S. Lalor has been appointed Senior Vice President, Human Resources, reporting directly to H. Lawrence Culp, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Lalor will be based in Danaher Corporation's Washington, D.C. headquarters and will serve as a Danaher Executive Officer.

Mr. Culp stated, "I am pleased to welcome Angie to the Danaher team. As we continue to build a global science and technology company, our need to recruit, develop and retain the best team is vital to our success. Angie's ability to align talent with business strategy and her deep understanding of innovative global organizations uniquely qualifies her to take on this critical role."

Ms. Lalor joins Danaher from 3M, where she most recently held the position of Senior Vice President, Human Resources. During her 22 year tenure at 3M, Ms. Lalor was responsible for all aspects of global human resources strategy, including human capital planning, talent acquisition and leadership development, compensation and benefits, organization development, diversity, and employee and labor relations.

Danaher is a science and technology leader that designs, manufactures, and markets innovative products and services to professional, medical, industrial, and commercial customers.  Our premier brands are among the most highly recognized in each of the markets we serve.  The Danaher Business System provides a foundation to our 59,000 associates around the world, serving customers in more than 125 countries.  In 2011, we generated $16.1 billion of revenue.  For more information please visit our website: www.danaher.com.

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Matt McGrew
Vice President, Investor Relations
Danaher Corporation
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