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Donaldson Appoints New Senior Vice President of Industrial Products

30 March, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI) today announced the promotion of Jeffrey E. Spethmann to senior vice president, Industrial Products, effective April 4, 2016. In this role, Spethmann will be responsible for leading the global strategy and execution within Donaldson’s Industrial segment, which includes Industrial Filtration Solutions, Gas Turbine Systems and Special Applications. He will report to Tod Carpenter, president and chief executive officer.

“Jeff is a well-respected leader within our company, and he has built on his track record of success by improving alignment across the globe in our Industrial Air Filtration business,” said Carpenter. “I am pleased to further leverage his deep technical and operational experience, which includes a total of 14 years with Donaldson.”

Spethmann, 51, is currently the vice president of Donaldson’s global Industrial Air Filtration business. Before taking that role in 2014, he was vice president for the Company’s exhaust and emissions business after re-joining Donaldson in 2013. Beyond his recent experience at Donaldson, Spethmann had worked at the Company for 11 years in a variety of engineering and leadership positions, and he also held a leadership position for two other manufacturing companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.

About Donaldson Company

Founded in 1915, Donaldson Company (NYSE:DCI) is a global leader in the filtration industry with approximately 140 sales, manufacturing and distribution locations in 44 countries. Donaldson’s innovative filtration technologies improve people’s lives, enhance Customers’ equipment performance and protect the environment. For more information, visit www.Donaldson.com.

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