Ecolab 8-K 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 8, 2011
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On December 8, 2011, Ecolab Inc., a Delaware corporation (the Company), issued a press release announcing the results of the stock-cash merger consideration elections made by the former stockholders of Nalco Holding Company, a Delaware corporation (Nalco), pursuant to the terms of the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of July 19, 2011 by and among the Company, Sustainability Partners Corporation, a Delaware corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, and Nalco. A copy of the press release is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.