Ecolab 8-K 2009
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) August 7, 2009
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(d) Effective August 7, 2009, Ecolabs Board of Directors increased the size of the Board from 10 to 11 members and appointed C. Scott OHara, an Executive Vice President of H.J. Heinz Company, to the Ecolab Board pursuant to the recommendation of the Boards Governance Committee. He will serve as a Class III director for a term ending May 6, 2010. Mr. OHara was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Heinz North America in July 2009. He previously served as Heinzs Executive Vice President Europe and formerly as Executive Vice president Asia Pacific/Rest of World. Prior to joining H.J. Heinz Company in 2006, Mr. OHara was an executive of The Gillette Company, serving in various global operating and management roles for 14 years.
Mr. OHara will serve on the Boards Finance and Audit Committees. A copy of the News Release issued by Ecolab in connection with this report under Item 5.02(d) is attached as Exhibit (99).
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(99) Ecolab Inc. News Release dated August 7, 2009.
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.