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Danaher Corporation and Eaton Complete Apex Tool Group Divestiture

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 1, 2013 - Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR) and Eaton (NYSE:ETN) announced today that they have completed the previously announced sale of Apex Tool Group to Bain Capital.  Danaher and Cooper Industries each maintained a 50 percent joint venture ownership interest in Apex.  Cooper Industries was acquired by Eaton on November 30, 2012. The divestiture of Apex Tool Group was previously announced on October 10, 2012.


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 63,000 associates around the world, serving customers in more than 125 countries.  In 2012, we generated $18.3 billion of revenue.  For more information please visit our website:

Eaton is a diversified power management company providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. The company is a global technology leader in electrical products, systems and services for power quality, distribution and control, power transmission, lighting and wiring products; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton acquired Cooper Industries plc in 2012. Eaton has approximately 100,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit

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Matt R. McGrew
Vice President, Investor Relations
Danaher Corporation
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Telephone: (202) 828-0850
Fax: (202) 828-0860