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Donaldson Expands Wuxi, China Operations


Rapidly growing market drives new manufacturing facility

     MINNEAPOLIS, MN – November 30 – Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI), a leading worldwide designer and manufacturer of filtration systems and parts, is pleased to announce the opening of two additional manufacturing plants in China. This more than doubled manufacturing capacity for the Company's engine and industrial filtration businesses in China. A Technical Center was also built to support new product design and development.
     "The market for new filtration products is growing rapidly in Asia, particularly in China," said Henk Touw, Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific at Donaldson. "We continue to invest around the world for our future growth and to support our commitment to stay close to our Customers."
     In 1985, Donaldson opened its first Chinese manufacturing facility in Hong Kong. In 1997, Asia expansion continued with the completion of the first Wuxi facility, supporting the Company's Disk Drive business. Donaldson's next investment in China, scheduled to begin production in 2007, will expand the Company's disk drive manufacturing capabilities.

[Editor Note: A digital photo of the Donaldson Wuxi, China facility is attached and also available upon request. E-mail]

About Donaldson Company, Inc.
Donaldson is a leading worldwide provider of filtration systems and replacement parts. We are a technology-driven company committed to satisfying Customers' needs for filtration solutions through innovative research and development. We serve customers in the diesel engine and industrial markets providing in-plant air cleaning, compressed air and gas purification, power generation, disk drive filtration, off-road equipment and on-road trucks. Our 11,500 employees contribute to the company's success at over 35 manufacturing locations around the world. Donaldson is a member of the S&P MidCap 400 Index and Donaldson shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbol DCI. Additional company information is available at

Thursday, November 30, 2006   

Becky Cahn (952) 703-4590

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