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Danaher Corporation
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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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FORM 8-K
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CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): May 10, 2022
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DANAHER CORPORATION
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
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Delaware001-0808959-1995548
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer Identification No.)
2200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW20037-1701
Suite 800W
Washington,DC
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
202-828-0850
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
Not applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))



Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, $0.01 par valueDHRNew York Stock Exchange
5.00% Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock, Series B, without par valueDHR.PRBNew York Stock Exchange
Floating Rate Senior Notes due 2022DHR/22ANew York Stock Exchange
1.700% Senior Notes due 2024DHR 24New York Stock Exchange
0.200% Senior Notes due 2026DHR/26New York Stock Exchange
2.100% Senior Notes due 2026DHR 26New York Stock Exchange
1.200% Senior Notes due 2027DHR/27New York Stock Exchange
0.450% Senior Notes due 2028DHR/28New York Stock Exchange
2.500% Senior Notes due 2030DHR 30New York Stock Exchange
0.750% Senior Notes due 2031DHR/31New York Stock Exchange
1.350% Senior Notes due 2039DHR/39New York Stock Exchange
1.800% Senior Notes due 2049DHR/49New York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).
Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐ 



ITEM 5.07
SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS
    The Company’s annual meeting of shareholders was held on May 10, 2022. At the annual meeting, the Company’s shareholders voted on the following proposals:
1.    To elect the thirteen directors named in the Company’s proxy statement to terms expiring in 2023. Each nominee for director was elected by a vote of the shareholders as follows:
ForAgainstAbstainBroker
Non-Votes
Rainer M. Blair584,400,996 12,815,360 659,689 33,382,915 
Linda Filler489,079,141 107,647,340 1,149,564 33,382,915 
Teri List444,924,376 152,278,486 673,183 33,382,915 
Walter G. Lohr, Jr.405,844,176 191,353,475 678,394 33,382,915 
Jessica L. Mega, MD, MPH593,692,579 3,531,363 652,103 33,382,915 
Mitchell P. Rales579,632,770 17,577,041 666,234 33,382,915 
Steven M. Rales572,125,079 25,041,244 709,722 33,382,915 
Pardis C. Sabeti, MD, D. Phil594,117,808 3,091,884 666,353 33,382,915 
A. Shane Sanders454,786,279 142,399,273 690,493 33,382,915 
John T. Schwieters411,902,160 185,290,498 683,387 33,382,915 
Alan G. Spoon523,557,221 73,646,050 672,774 33,382,915 
Raymond C. Stevens, PhD590,048,862 7,144,222 682,961 33,382,915 
Elias A. Zerhouni, MD564,604,841 32,585,784 685,420 33,382,915 

2.    To ratify the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2022. The proposal was approved by a vote of shareholders as follows:

For611,138,804 
Against 19,138,122 
Abstain 982,034 
3.    To approve on an advisory basis the Company’s named executive officer compensation. The proposal was approved by a vote of shareholders as follows:

For561,170,146 
Against 35,745,911 
Abstain 959,988 
Broker Non-Votes 33,382,915 
4.    To act upon a shareholder proposal requesting that Danaher amend its governing documents to reduce the percentage of shares required for shareholders to call a special meeting of shareholders from 25% to 10%. The proposal was rejected by a vote of shareholders as follows:

For257,852,453 
Against 339,026,638 
Abstain 996,954 
Broker Non-Votes 33,382,915 



ITEM 9.01FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
(c)Exhibits:
Exhibit No.  Description
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as inline XBRL with applicable taxonomy extension information contained in Exhibits 101)





SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
DANAHER CORPORATION
Date:May 11, 2022By:/s/ James F. O’Reilly
James F. O’Reilly
Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Secretary