Ecolab 8-K 2012
Washington, D.C. 20549
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) April 19, 2012
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors and Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On April 19, 2012, Ecolab Inc., a Delaware corporation (Ecolab), announced that J. Erik Fyrwald, Ecolabs President, will be leaving the company to become the chief executive officer of Univar, a leading global distributor of commodity and specialty chemicals. The resignation is effective May 1, 2012. Fyrwald joined Ecolab as part of the Nalco merger, which closed December 1, 2011, having served as the chairman and chief executive officer of Nalco since 2008.
Mr. Fyrwald will be entitled to benefits and severance payments under agreements entered into with Nalco prior to the merger. The agreements are described in the definitive proxy statement relating to Ecolabs 2012 annual stockholders meeting filed with the SEC on March 16, 2012.
A copy of the News Release issued by Ecolab in connection with this report under Item 5.02 is attached as Exhibit (99).
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.