Danaher Corporation Announces Sale of Stock by Steven M. Rales

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 24, 2012 - Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) today announced Steven M. Rales, Chairman of the Board, agreed to sell 15 million shares of Danaher common stock that he owns pursuant to Rule 144. Mr. Rales is selling these shares in connection with his personal financial and estate planning. Following the sale, he will continue to own in excess of 43 million shares of Danaher's outstanding common stock.

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 R. McGrew
Vice President, Investor Relations
Danaher Corporation
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