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DANAHER CORPORATION ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS

 WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR) announced today that John P. Watson, 48 years old, has been appointed group executive and H. Lawrence Culp, Jr., 30 years old, has been appointed president of Veeder-Root Company.
 Mr. Watson will be responsible for a new group of control and instrument companies to include Danaher Controls, Partlow/Anderson and the four businesses that would be acquired in the previously announced transaction with Mark IV Industries, Inc. George M. Sherman, president and CEO, commented that "Jack Watson is eminently qualified to lead this important strategic family of companies. As the executive vice president for our Hand Tools Group, Jack was a major contributor in the development and implementation of the product plan and channel segmentation strategy." Prior to joining Danaher in 1990 Mr. Watson was an executive vice president with general management responsibilities for the Sterling Group, a $200 million division of Kohler Corporation. His earlier career included progressive growth in management positions with Emerson Electric Corporation and General Electric Corporation. Mr. Watson received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University.
 "Larry Culp, previously vice president -- sales and marketing, has provided the leadership for the rapid growth of our Environmental Products Division since joining Danaher Corporation in 1990," said Sherman. Mr. Culp's experience includes consulting in planning and systems development at Anderson Consulting and an operations and strategic planning assignment with Tenneco Corporation. Mr. Culp received his B.A. degree in economics from Washington College and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.
 Danaher Corporation is a leading manufacturer of tools, process/environmental controls and transportation products.
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 /CONTACT: Patrick W. Allender, chief financial officer of Danaher Corporation, 202-828-0850/
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