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Danaher Completes Acquisition Of Cepheid

Friday, Nov 04, 2016

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR) ("Danaher") announced that today it completed its acquisition of Cepheid (NASDAQ: CPHD).

Copper Merger Sub, Inc. ("Copper"), a California corporation and an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher, has merged into Cepheid and, as a result, Cepheid has become an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher. In the merger, each outstanding share of Cepheid common stock was cancelled and (except for shares held by Danaher, Copper, Cepheid and their respective subsidiaries) converted into the right to receive $53.00 per share in cash, without interest.

Cepheid's common stock will cease to be traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Detailed instructions will be sent to former Cepheid shareholders outlining the steps to be taken to obtain the merger consideration of $53.00 per share in cash, without interest.

ABOUT DANAHER 

Danaher is a global science and technology innovator committed to helping its customers solve complex challenges and improving quality of life around the world. Its family of world class brands has leadership positions in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including health care, environmental and industrial. With more than 20 operating companies, Danaher's globally diverse team of 59,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System. For more information please visit www.danaher.com.

CONTACT 

Matthew E. Gugino 

Vice President, Investor Relations

Danaher Corporation

2200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 800W 

Washington, D.C. 20037 

Telephone: (202) 828-0850

Fax: (202) 828-0860

FOR THOSE CEPHEID SHAREHOLDERS WHO NEED INFORMATION ABOUT RECEIVING THEIR MERGER CONSIDERATION, CONTACT 

Computershare, Inc. 

Toll Free: (800) 568-3476 

Outside the U.S.: +1-312-588-4991

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