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) November 9, 2007
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On November 9, 2007, Ecolab Inc. (Ecolab) announced that it completed its acquisition of Microtek Medical Holdings, Inc. (Microtek). The acquisition was consummated pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, dated as of August 7, 2007 (the Merger Agreement), by and among Ecolab, Microtek, and Magic Acquisition Inc., a newly formed Georgia corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Ecolab (Merger Sub). Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, Merger Sub merged with and into Microtek (the Merger), with Microtek continuing as the surviving corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of Ecolab. All of the outstanding shares of Microtek were acquired by Ecolab in the Merger for $6.30 per share in cash. The purchase price for the acquisition of Microtek was funded by the issuance and sale by Ecolab of commercial paper under its U.S. commercial paper program pursuant to an exemption from registration under federal and state securities laws.
A copy of the News Release issued by Ecolab in connection with the acquisition is attached as Exhibit (99), and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(99) Ecolab Inc. News Release dated November 12, 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.