Beckman Instruments, Inc. Supplemental Pension Plan

 Exhibit 10.22

           AGREEMENT REGARDING RETIREMENT BENEFITS
                      OF ALBERT ZIEGLER
                              
                              
           WHEREAS,  Albert Ziegler ("Executive")  has  been
employed  by  Beckman  Instruments, Inc.  ("Company")  since
August  5,  1986, and was previously employed by  SmithKline
Beckman or a subsidiary, and

            WHEREAS,   certain  service  of  Executive   was
performed in Switzerland; and

           WHEREAS,  the Executive and the Company  wish  to
formalize  an agreement made at the inception of Executive's
Beckman  employment providing for a retirement benefit  that
recognizes  Executive's service with SmithKline Beckman  and
adjusts for any loss of Social Security as a result  of  his
SmithKline Beckman service in Switzerland;

          NOW, THEREFORE, this Agreement between the Company
and  the Executive ("Agreement") is hereby adopted this 16th
of June, 1995.

      1.   Supplemental Pension Plan Benefit.  Executive and
Company agree that Executive's retirement benefit under  the
Beckman   Instruments,   Inc.  Supplemental   Pension   Plan
("Supplemental Plan") shall be the sum of (a) and (b),  less
(c) below:

      (a)   The  difference between the Executive's  benefit
under  the  Beckman Instruments, Inc. Pension Plan ("Pension
Plan")  and  the benefit that would have been payable  under
the   Pension   Plan  had  Executive's  SmithKline   Beckman
employment from April 1, 1971, until February 29, 1984  been
included  as  Benefit  Service (as defined  in  the  Pension
Plan);

     (b)  The benefit, if any, payable from the Supplemental
Plan as a result of application of Sections 404(a)17 and 415
of the Code;

      (c)  The U.S. dollar equivalent of 16,837 Swiss francs
per  year.   The conversion of Swiss francs to U.S.  dollars
shall  be  made at the exchange rate in effect at  the  time
Executive   commences   to   receive   benefits   from   the
Supplemental  Plan.  The exchange rate shall  be  determined
according to Appendix II of the Pension Plan.

      2.   Social Security Supplement.  The "Social Security
Supplement"  described below shall be provided to  Executive
as  an additional benefit under the Supplemental Plan.   The
Social Security Supplement shall be determined as follows:

      (a)   The  Company shall calculate the  United  States
Social  Security  benefit  payable  to  Executive  upon  his
retirement,  or, if later, upon the earliest  age  at  which
Executive may commence to receive payments under the  United
States  Social Security program.  The result  shall  be  the
"actual   Social  Security  benefit."   The  Company   shall
calculate the Social Security benefit to which the Executive
would  have been entitled (as of the same commencement date)
had he performed all of the service referred to in paragraph
1(a)  in  the  United  States.   The  result  shall  be  the
"hypothetical Social Security benefit."

      (b)   The  Company shall calculate Executive's  actual
benefits under any Swiss programs providing benefits similar
to United States Social Security benefits.  The result shall
be  the "actual Swiss benefit."  The Company shall calculate
the  benefit Executive would have been entitled to under any
Swiss  program providing benefits similar to Social Security
if the employee had performed all of the service referred to
in  paragraph  1 in Switzerland.  The result  shall  be  the
"hypothetical Swiss benefit."  The Company shall, using  the
exchange rate method described in Appendix II of the Pension
Plan,  convert the actual Swiss benefit and the hypothetical
Swiss  benefit to U.S. dollars.  If the actual Swiss benefit
and  the  hypothetical Swiss benefit commence at a different
date  than  the  actual  Social  Security  benefit  and  the
hypothetical  Social  Security benefit,  the  Company  shall
calculate the actuarial equivalent of the hypothetical Swiss
benefit  and  the  actual  Swiss  benefit,  based  upon  the
commencement date of the actual Social Security benefit  and
the hypothetical Social Security benefit.  The result of the
conversion and calculation described above is the  "adjusted
actual  Swiss benefit" and the "adjusted hypothetical  Swiss
benefit."

      (c)  The Company shall deduct from the greater of  the
hypothetical  Social  Security  benefit  and  the   adjusted
hypothetical  Swiss  benefit the sum of  the  actual  Social
Security benefit and the adjusted actual Swiss benefit.   To
the  extent  the result of such calculation  is  a  positive
number   (i.e.,  the  greater  of  the  hypothetical  Social
Security benefit and the adjusted hypothetical Swiss benefit
exceeds  the  sum of the actual Social Security benefit  and
the  adjusted  actual  Swiss benefit)  then  such  remaining
amount shall be the Social Security Supplement.  Such amount
shall be paid as an additional retirement benefit under  the
Supplemental Plan.  The Social Security Supplement shall  be
paid  as  a  fixed  monthly benefit at the time  the  actual
Social Security benefit commences.

       3.     Other  Supplemental  Plan  and  Pension   Plan
Provisions.   It is understood that, except as  specifically
set  forth  in this Agreement, the benefit of the  Executive
under  the  Supplemental Plan shall be calculated  and  paid
according   to  the  generally  applicable  terms   of   the
Supplemental  Plan.   Accordingly, the Executive's  benefit,
calculated  as  set  forth herein, will be  subject  to  the
Supplemental   Plan's   provisions   for   cash   lump   sum
distributions.   In the event Executive's combined  benefit,
if  applicable, exceeds the Supplemental Plan limit for lump
sum distributions, such combined benefit will be payable  in
the  same  form of payment and at the same time as Executive
elects for his Pension Plan benefit.  Furthermore, any death
benefits  shall be paid under the terms of the  Supplemental
Plan and the Pension Plan based upon the Executive's benefit
calculated  as  set  forth  herein.   Furthermore,   it   is
understood  that  the  benefit of the  Executive  under  the
Pension  Plan shall be calculated according to the generally
applicable terms of the Pension Plan.

      4.   This Agreement shall be considered an exhibit  to
the  Supplemental Plan and shall constitute an official plan
document for the Supplemental Plan.

      5.    This  Agreement shall be construed in accordance
with  applicable federal law, and to the extent  that  state
law  is not preempted by federal law, according to the  laws
of the State of California.

      6.    This Agreement shall not modify any of the terms
and   conditions   of  Executive's  employment   except   as
explicitly set forth herein.

           This  Agreement is entered into this 16th day  of

June, 1995.

                              EXECUTIVE

                              By  ALBERT ZIEGLER
                                  Albert Ziegler

                              COMPANY
                              BECKMAN INSTRUMENTS, INC.

                              By  RICHARD K. SEARS
                              Its V.P. Human Resources 

Basic Info X:

Name: Beckman Instruments, Inc. Supplemental Pension Plan
Type: Beckman Instruments, Inc. Supplemental Pension Plan
Date: Feb. 13, 1996
Company: BECKMAN COULTER INC
State: Delaware

Other info:

Date:

  • August 5 , 1986
  • 16th of June , 1995
  • April 1 , 1971
  • February 29 , 1984
  • 16th day of June , 1995

Organization:

  • Beckman Instruments , Inc.
  • United States Social Security
  • the State of California

Location:

  • United States
  • Switzerland
  • U.S.

Money:

  • 16,837 Swiss francs

Person:

  • ALBERT ZIEGLER Albert Ziegler COMPANY BECKMAN
  • RICHARD K. SEARS