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Danaher Announces Appointment of Robert J. Hugin to Danaher Board

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR) announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Robert J. Hugin to Danaher's Board of Directors. The Board also appointed Mr. Hugin to the Compensation Committee of Danaher's Board.

Mr. Hugin serves as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG).  Since joining Celgene in 1999, he has served in a series of progressively more responsible leadership positions including serving as Chief Executive Officer from June 2010 until March 2016.  Prior to joining Celgene, Mr. Hugin served as a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan & Co. Inc., which he joined in 1985.  From 1976 to 1983, Mr. Hugin served as a United States Marine Corps infantry officer.

Steven M. Rales, Chairman of the Board of Danaher Corporation, said, "We are extremely pleased to welcome Bob to our Board of Directors. With his extensive leadership experience in the biopharmaceutical market, we believe he will be an outstanding asset to our Board and to Danaher."

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For further information: Matthew E. Gugino, Vice President, Investor Relations, Danaher Corporation, Telephone: (202) 828-0850, Fax: (202) 828-0860