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Donaldson Completes Acquisition of Northern Technical L.L.C.

30 September, 2014

Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI) today announced that it has completed the previously-announced acquisition of Northern Technical L.L.C., a manufacturer of gas turbine inlet air filtration systems and replacement filters. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to earnings in FY15. For reporting purposes, Northern Technical's results will be included in the Company's Gas Turbine Products within the Industrial Products segment.

"We would like to welcome the Northern Technical employees to the Donaldson family," said Tod Carpenter, Donaldson's Chief Operating Officer. "Northern Technical is a great strategic fit with our existing Gas Turbine business as it will broaden our global product portfolio and provide us with the opportunity to leverage their strong Customer relationships in the Middle East, the world's largest gas turbine market. The acquisition also helps us with three of our long-standing diversification strategies by helping us to expand our presence in industrial markets, focus on replacement parts, and add international revenue."

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 approximately 12,800 employees contribute to the Company's success by supporting our Customers at our more than 140 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


The Company desires to take advantage of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act") and is making this cautionary statement in connection with such safe harbor legislation. This announcement contains forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, forecasts, plans, trends, and projections relating to our business and financial performance and global economic conditions, which involve uncertainties that could materially impact results. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. These statements do not guarantee future performance.

The Company wishes to caution investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to uncertainties and other risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements, including but not limited to risks associated with: world economic factors and the ongoing economic uncertainty, the reduced demand for hard disk drive products with the increased use of flash memory, currency fluctuations, commodity prices, political factors, our international operations, highly competitive markets, governmental laws and regulations, including the impact of the various economic stimulus and financial reform measures, the implementation of our new information technology systems, information security and data breaches, potential global events resulting in market instability including financial bailouts and defaults of sovereign nations, military and terrorist activities, including political unrest in the Middle East and Ukraine, health outbreaks, natural disasters, and all of the other risk factors included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.

Donaldson Company, Inc.
Rich Sheffer, 952-887-3753

Sep 30, 2014
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