Ecolab 10-K 2007
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SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS ON REVERSE
The Corporation will furnish, without charge, to each stockholder who so requests, a printed statement of the powers, designations, preferences and relative, participating, optional or other special rights of each class of stock or series thereof which the corporation is authorized to issue and the qualifications, limitations or restrictions of such preferences and/or rights. requests may be directed to the secretary of ecolab inc. at its principal office, or the transfer agent named on the face of this certificate.
This certificate also evidences and entitles the holder hereof to certain Rights as set forth in the Rights Agreement between Ecolab Inc. (the Company) and Computershare Investor Services, LLC (the Rights Agent), dated as of February 24, 2006, as amended from time to time (the Rights Agreement), the terms of which are hereby incorporated herein by reference and a copy of which is on file at the principal offices of the Company. Under certain circumstances, as set forth in the Rights Agreement, such Rights will be evidenced by separate certificates and will no longer be evidenced by this certificate. The Company will mail to the holder of this certificate a copy of the Rights Agreement, as in effect on the date of mailing, without charge promptly after receipt of a written request therefor. Under certain circumstances set forth in the Rights Agreement, Rights issued to, or held by, any Person who is, was or becomes an Acquiring Person or an Adverse Person or any Affiliate or Associate thereof (as such terms are defined in the Rights Agreement), whether currently held by or on behalf of such Person or by any subsequent holder, may become null and void.
The following abbreviations, when used in the inscription on the face of this certificate, shall be construed as though they were written out in full according to applicable laws or regulations:
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