Ecolab 8-K 2005
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.
On December 8, 2005, Ecolab announced that Allan L. Schuman, Chairman of the Board, will retire from the Ecolab Inc. Board of Directors at the companys next annual meeting of stockholders, scheduled to be held May 12, 2006. The Board plans to recognize Mr. Schuman with the honorary title of Chairman Emeritus upon his retirement.
In addition, Ecolab announced that the Board of Directors plans to elect Douglas M. Baker, currently President and Chief Executive Officer, to the additional office of Chairman of the Board, at that same meeting.
A copy of the News Release issued by Ecolab in connection with this Item 5.02 is attached hereto as Exhibit (99)A.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On December 8, Ecolab also announced declaration of an increased quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per share, payable January 17, 2006, to shareholders of record on December 20, 2005. This declaration results in a new indicated annual cash dividend rate of $0.40 per share for 2006, an increase from $0.35 per share paid in 2005.
A copy of the News Release issued by Ecolab in connection with this Item 8.01 is attached as Exhibit (99)B.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
(99)A. Ecolab Inc. News Release dated December 8, 2005.
(99)B. Ecolab Inc. News Release dated December 8, 2005.
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.