Ecolab 8-K 2008
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) May 2, 2008
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
Ecolabs Annual Meeting of Stockholders was held on May 2, 2008. A copy of the News Release issued by Ecolab in connection with this report under Item 8.01 is attached as Exhibit (99).
At the meeting, 91.4% of the outstanding shares of our voting stock were represented in person or by proxy. The first proposal voted upon was the election of four Class I Directors for a term ending at the annual meeting in 2011. The five persons nominated by our Board of Directors received the following votes and were elected:
In addition, the terms of office of the following directors continued after the meeting: Class II Directors for a term ending in 2009 - Leslie S. Biller, Jerry A. Grundhofer, Kasper Rorsted and John J. Zillmer; and Class III Directors for a term ending in 2010 Richard U. De Schutter, Joel W. Johnson, Beth M. Pritchard and Hans Van Bylen.
The second proposal voted upon was the ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2007.
The proposal received the following votes and was ratified:
The third proposal voted upon was a stockholder proposal to eliminate classification of terms of the Board of Directors. The stockholder proposal received the following votes and was not approved:
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(99) Ecolab Inc. News Release dated May 2, 2008.
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.