Ecolab 8-K 2008
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On February 12, 2008, Ecolab Inc. (Ecolab) announced earnings for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2007. A copy of the News Release issued by Ecolab in connection with this report under Item 2.02 is attached as Exhibit (99) and incorporated by reference herein. Ecolab also will publish the News Release on its website located at www.ecolab.com.
In the News Release dated February 12, 2008, Ecolab discloses the impact on comparative reported diluted earnings per share of certain discrete tax benefits and special gains and charges taken in the fourth quarter of 2007. Ecolabs management believes that disclosing this information is useful for investors because it facilitates the comparison of current and prior period operating results by eliminating the effect of non-recurring charges.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following exhibit is furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 of Form 8-K and should not be deemed to be filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
(99) Ecolab Inc. News Release dated February 12, 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.