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04 March, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS, March 4, 2011-- Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), announced today that construction will begin on another manufacturing facility in Aguascalientes, Mexico. This new 140,000 square foot facility will manufacture air filters for the Company's growing markets in the Americas. Donaldson's existing plant in Aguascalientes, which currently manufactures both air and liquid filters, will specialize in liquid filters upon the completion of this new air filter plant.

"We are very pleased to add this new facility to our existing manufacturing and distribution base in Aguascalientes and have appreciated the ongoing wonderful support of the local Aguascalientes officials and our employees," said Joe Lehman, Vice President of Global Operations. "The ongoing economic recovery, plus our market share gains, has driven our replacement filter sales to record levels over the past year. Based on our Strategic Growth Plan, this new plant will allow us to expand both our air and liquid filter manufacturing capacity to meet our projected OEM and Aftermarket Customer demand throughout the Americas." 

About Donaldson Company, Inc.
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 12,500 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

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Friday, March 4, 2011     
Rich Sheffer (952) 887-3753

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