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Donaldson Invests to Meet 2010 and 2011 Diesel Emission Control Program

11 December, 2009
Upgrades in Alabama facility to enhance product design and manufacturing processes

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – December 14, 2009 – Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI), a leading, worldwide manufacturer of filtration systems and parts, announced today an investment of $5 million in its Auburn, Alabama production facility to enhance its manufacturing capabilities of diesel emissions control and aftertreatment products. These investments are in preparation for the EPA 2010 On-Road and Tier IV 2011 Off-Road emission mandates, and to better serve the growing Retrofit Emission Control products.

"Investing in our Auburn facility further demonstrates our commitment to improving our processes to meet the demands of our OEM and Retrofit Emissions customers," said Ted Angelo, General Manager of Donaldson Exhaust and Emissions Products business.  "Our new capacity investments have allowed us to take advantage of the latest manufacturing technologies and position Donaldson to better support our customers' production and quality requirements for next year and beyond."

In 2007, the EPA established new emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks and buses that require a 90 percent reduction of particulate matter, or soot.  The 2010 mandate requires a similar reduction in gas NOx emissions.  In 2011 and 2014, the EPA will enforce similar new standards for Off-Road vehicles.  Additional regulations driven by both the EPA and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) are focused on reducing diesel emissions for in-use vehicles by retrofitting existing equipment with aftertreatment devices.

To learn more about Donaldson filtration technology for retrofit emissions applications, visit www.donaldson.com/emissions or contact the company at 866-675-2847.

About Donaldson Company

Donaldson is a leading worldwide provider of filtration systems that improve people's lives, enhance our Customers' equipment performance, and protect our environment. We are a technology-driven company committed to satisfying our Customers' needs for filtration solutions through innovative research and development, application expertise, and global presence. Our employees contribute to the Company's success by supporting our Customers at our more than 100 sales, manufacturing, and distribution locations around the world.

Donaldson is a member of the S&P MidCap 400 and Russell 1000 indices, and our shares trade on the NYSE under the symbol DCI. Additional information is available at www.donaldson.com.

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December 14, 2009                                                  
 
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