Ecolab 8-K 2009
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On April 28, 2009, Ecolab Inc. (Ecolab) announced earnings for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009. 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 April 28, 2009, Ecolab discloses non-GAAP pro forma diluted earnings per share, which exclude special gains and charges and discrete tax items for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009 and 2008. Ecolabs management believes that disclosing this non-GAAP financial measure helps investors understand underlying business performance because it facilitates the comparison of current and prior period operating results by eliminating the effect of non-recurring items.
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 April 28, 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.