Ecolab 8-K 2011
Washington, D.C. 20549
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) May 5, 2011
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
Ecolabs Annual Meeting of Stockholders was held on May 5, 2011. A copy of the News Release issued by Ecolab in connection with this report under Item 5.07 is attached as Exhibit (99)A.
At the meeting, 86.6% 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 2013. The four 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 2012 Leslie S. Biller, Jerry A. Grundhofer, Victoria J. Reich and John J. Zillmer; and Class III Directors for a term ending in 2013 Arthur J. Higgins, Joel W. Johnson and C. Scott OHara.
The second proposal voted upon was the ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2011. The proposal received the following votes and was approved:
The third proposal was to approve amendments to the Ecolab Stock Purchase Plan. The proposal received the following votes and was approved:
The fourth proposal was an advisory vote on approval of the compensation of executives disclosed in the Proxy Statement. The proposal received the following votes:
The fifth proposal was an advisory vote on the frequency of future stockholder advisory votes on executive compensation. The proposal received the following votes:
The sixth proposal was a stockholder proposal requesting the Board of Directors to adopt a policy on the human right to water. The proposal received the following votes and was not approved:
The seventh proposal was a stockholder proposal requesting the Board to take action to eliminate super-majority voting. The proposal received the following votes and was approved:
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.