Ecolab 8-K 2007
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) December 6, 2007
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Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On December 6, 2007, Ecolabs Board of Directors approved amendments to the Companys By-Laws to change the vote standard for the election of directors from plurality to a majority of votes cast in uncontested elections. In contested elections, the vote standard will continue to be a plurality of votes cast.
Item 8.01. Other Events.
In addition, Ecolabs Board approved an amendment to the Companys Corporate Governance Principles to provide that director nominees who fail to receive the required number of votes for re-election to the Board in accordance with the By-Laws will offer to resign. The Board will publicly disclose its decision regarding the resignation within ninety (90) days after the results of the election are certified. If the resignation is not accepted, the director will continue to serve until the next annual meeting and until the directors successor is elected and qualified.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(3) Ecolab Inc. By-Laws, as amended through December 6, 2007.
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.