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Donaldson Recognized as 20-Year Minnesota Keystone Participant

01 February, 2012

Donaldson Company (NYSE:DCI) is pleased to announce that the Company was recently recognized by the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce for 20 years of participation in the Minnesota Keystone Program, which recognizes and honors companies that donate at least two percent of their pre-tax earnings to the community.

"Minnesota is consistently ranked nationally as a leader in corporate giving and volunteerism," said Todd Klingel, President and CEO, Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce. "Donaldson Company and the nearly 200 Minnesota Keystone members make an incredible difference in their communities. They serve as role models for corporate responsibility at home and across the globe."

The Minnesota Keystone Program was created in 1976 by 23 Minnesota companies to recognize and encourage charitable giving in the state. The commitment of Minnesota Keystone participants continues to serve as an example to other businesses, both here and around the globe, and to sustain Minnesota's spirit of generosity and sense of community. Since joining the program in 1991, Donaldson, through the Donaldson Foundation, has contributed more than $15 million – with more than $900,000 in the last year.

"We greatly appreciate being recognized as a 20-year participant in the Minnesota Keystone Program," said Bill Cook, Chairman, President and CEO at Donaldson Company. "The Keystone Program embodies the same wonderful principles of community giving and corporate social responsibility that our employees support through our Donaldson Foundation. Our Company has been fortunate to produce record-breaking financial results over the past two decades and we are committed to giving back a portion of these earnings to support educational initiatives in our communities. We look forward to our continued participation in the Minnesota Keystone Program and deeply appreciate the ongoing contributions of our employees, which affords us the opportunity to participate in this very worthwhile program."

Established in 1966, the Donaldson Foundation funds charitable causes on behalf of Donaldson Company, Inc. Since 1991, the Donaldson Foundation has contributed 2% of the Company's earnings each year, making it a Minnesota Keystone participant. Its mission is to positively impact the communities in which its employees live and work by supporting education. To learn more about the Donaldson Foundation, visit the website at http://www.donaldson.com/en/about/community/foundation.html.

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 12,900 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.

Donaldson Company
Rod Radosevich, 952-703-4571
Rod.radosevich@donaldson.com

Feb 01, 2012
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