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Donaldson Company Names Paul David Miller To Board Of Directors

16 November, 2001
Padilla Speer Beardsley
224 Franklin Avenue West
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
Donaldson Company, Inc.
P.O. Box 1299
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440
Chris Bauer
Padilla Speer Beardsley
Rich Sheffer




MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 16 — Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), today announced that it has appointed Paul David Miller, Admiral, United States Navy (Retired) to its board of directors effective immediately.


Miller is chairman and chief executive officer of Minneapolis-based Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK), a $1.7 billion aerospace and defense company with leading positions in propulsion, composite structures, munitions, and precision capabilities. He joined ATK in January 1999.


"Paul David brings a remarkable record of leadership, creativity and success to our already strong board of directors," said Bill Van Dyke, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Donaldson Company, Inc. "Following his distinguished Navy career, he has established an enviable record in industry, first with Litton Industries, then as CEO of ATK where he has led a significant increase in shareholder value. I am delighted to have him join our board."


Prior to joining ATK, Miller was with Litton Industries, Inc., where he headed Litton Marine Systems and served as president of Sperry Marine Inc. He joined Litton/Sperry in 1994, following a 30-year career in the U.S. Navy. Prior to retirement, Admiral Miller was Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Atlantic Command, one of five U.S. theater commands, and served concurrently as NATO Supreme Allied Commander-Atlantic. Other major duty assignments during his Navy career included Commander, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet, and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Naval Warfare).


A native of Roanoke, Virginia, Miller holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Florida State University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Georgia. He attended the U.S. Naval War College and the Harvard Business School Executive Management Program, and is the author of several works on leadership and strategy. Miller serves on the board of directors of SunTrust Bank (mid-Atlantic region) and of Teledyne Technologies Inc. (NYSE: TDY).


Donaldson Company, Inc., headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., is a leading worldwide provider of filtration systems and replacement parts. Founded in 1915, Donaldson is a technology-driven company committed to satisfying customer needs for filtration solutions through innovative research and development. Donaldson serves customers in the industrial and engine markets including dust collection, power generation, specialty filtration, off-road equipment, trucks, and automotive. More than 8,200 employees contribute to the company's success at 40 manufacturing locations around the world. In fiscal year 2001, Donaldson reported record sales of more than $1.1 billion and achieved its twelfth consecutive year of double-digit earnings growth. Donaldson is a member of the S&P MidCap 400 Index and Donaldson shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DCI. Additional company information is available at

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