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Donaldson Company Acquires Le Bozec Filtration and Systems

04 April, 2005


Monday, April 4, 2005                             Rich Sheffer (952) 887-3753

MINNEAPOLIS, April 4, 2005--Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), announced that it has acquired Le Bozec Filtration and Systems, headquartered in Paris, France. Financial details of the all-cash transaction were not announced.

Le Bozec designs, manufactures and sells filtration equipment for the management of air, fuel, hydraulic fluid and air pressure on aircraft and helicopters. Le Bozec has annual sales of approximately $9 million.

"Le Bozec complements our existing filtration business well," said Nick Priadka, Donaldson's Senior Vice President, International. "The addition of Le Bozec broadens our product offering and customer base within the aircraft industry. We look forward to building upon Le Bozec's already outstanding reputation in the aeronautics industry."

About Donaldson Company, Inc.
Donaldson Company, Inc. 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 in-plant air cleaning, compressed air and gas purification, power generation, disk drive filtration, off-road equipment and trucks. Our 10,000 employees contribute to the company's success at over 30 manufacturing locations around the world. 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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