Danaher Corporation to Acquire VSS Monitoring



Washington, D.C., May 29, 2012 - Danaher Corporation today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire VSS Monitoring, based in San Mateo, CA. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

VSS Monitoring, a leading provider of Network Packet Brokers, offers innovative solutions that optimize the way data is extracted from high speed communication networks. VSS Monitoring is expected to join the communications businesses in Danaher’s Test and Measurement segment. The deal is expected to close by mid-June.

"We are very excited to add VSS Monitoring to our portfolio of leading companies," said Jim Lico, Executive Vice President of Danaher. "VSS brings a very scalable and reliable solution that can overlay the entire network infrastructure to deliver virtualized connectivity between any network node and any tool. VSS will broaden our ability to provide leading technologies to our service provider and enterprise customers to optimize the way data is extracted from high-speed 40G/100G communications networks.  As part of our platform, VSS will gain access to our technology, resources and global footprint."

About Danaher
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.

About VSS Monitoring
VSS Monitoring is a world leader in Network Intelligence Optimization and Network Packet Brokers (NPB), providing a visionary, systems approach for optimizing and scaling the connectivity between network switching and the network intelligence universe of analytics, security, and acceleration tools. VSS Monitoring's network intelligence optimization systems improve tool usage, simplify operations, increase efficiencies and greatly enhance ROI. The company is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. For more information, visit www.vssmonitoring.com.


Forward-looking statements
Statements in this release that are not strictly historical, including statements regarding the proposed acquisition of VSS Monitoring, the expected timetable for completing the transaction, potential benefits and synergies of the transaction, future opportunities for the combined businesses and any other statements regarding events or developments that we believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future, may be "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. There are a number of important factors that could cause actual events to differ materially from those suggested or indicated by such forward-looking statements and you should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. These factors include risks and uncertainties related to, among other things: general economic conditions and conditions affecting the industries in which Danaher and VSS Monitoring operate; the parties' ability to satisfy the closing conditions and consummate the transaction; Danaher's ability to successfully integrate VSS Monitoring’s operations and employees with Danaher's existing business; the ability to realize anticipated growth, synergies and cost savings; and VSS Monitoring’s performance and maintenance of important business relationships. Additional information regarding the factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements is available in Danaher's SEC filings, including Danaher's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the first quarter of 2012. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release and Danaher does not assume any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events and developments or otherwise, except as required by law.