Ecolab 8-K 2006
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) October 26, 2006
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Item 8.01 Other Information.
On October 26, 2006, Ecolab announced Board of Director authorization to repurchase up to 10,000,000 additional shares of its common stock. The purchases will be conducted in the open market, in privately negotiated transactions from time-to-time, depending on market conditions, and in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Ecolab last increased its Stock Repurchase program in December 2004.
A copy of the News Release issued by Ecolab in connection with this report under Item 8.01 is attached as Exhibit (99) and incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(99) Ecolab Inc. News Release dated October 26, 2006.
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.