Donaldson Company Form 8-K dated January 16, 2007


Washington, D.C. 20549


Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 16, 2007

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 1-7891 41-0222640
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission file number) (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
  1400 West 94th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55431
  (Address of principal executive offices)  
  (952) 887-3131  
  (Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)  
  Not Applicable  
  (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)  

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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.


Donaldson Company is in the process of communicating to its employees the Company’s long-term strategy that sets out the goals of increasing its sales in five years—to $3 billion in fiscal year 2011 and growing its sales in 10 years—to $5 billion in fiscal year 2016. These goals are consistent with the Company’s long-term objective of growing sales between 10-12% per year while maintaining consistent earnings growth.


The information in this Form 8-K is being furnished under Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for all purposes under federal securities laws.


About Donaldson Company

Donaldson is a leading worldwide provider of filtration systems and replacement parts. We are a technology-driven company committed to satisfying Customers’needs for filtration solutions through innovative research and development. We serve customers in the diesel engine and industrial markets providing in-plant air cleaning, compressed air and gas purification, power generation, disk drive filtration, off-road equipment and on-road trucks. Our 11,500 employees contribute to the company’s success at over 35 manufacturing locations around the world. Donaldson is a member of the S&P MidCap 400 Index and Donaldson shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbol DCI. Additional company information is available at


Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

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 forecasts, plans and projections relating to our business and financial performance, which involve uncertainties that could materially impact results.

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: currency fluctuations, commodity prices, world economic factors, political factors, the company’s international operations, highly competitive markets, governmental laws and regulations, and other factors included in our Annual and Quarterly Reports. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.


        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.

Date:   January 16, 2007

   By:  /s/   Norman C. Linnell 
      Name:   Norman C. Linnell 
      Title:     Vice President, General Counsel
              and Secretary