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Ecolab 8-K 2013

Documents found in this filing:

  1. 8-K
  2. Ex-10.1
  3. Ex-99.1
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C.  20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) May 2, 2013

 

ECOLAB INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

 

1-9328

 

41-0231510

(State or other jurisdiction

 

(Commission

 

(IRS Employer

of incorporation)

 

File Number)

 

Identification No.)

 

370 Wabasha Street North, Saint Paul, Minnesota

 

55102

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code 1-800-232-6522

 

(Not applicable)

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

o Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

o Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

o Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

o Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CRF 240.13e-4(c))

 

 

 



 

Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensation Arrangements of Certain Officers.

 

On May 2, 2013, our stockholders voted to amend and restate the Ecolab Inc. 2010 Stock Incentive Plan (the “2010 Plan”).  (See also Item 5.07 below.)  The 2010 Plan became effective on May 6, 2010 and provides for the grant of stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock awards, stock unit awards and performance awards to employees, consultants, advisors and independent contractors of the Company and its subsidiaries, as well as to non-employee directors of the Company.  Several amendments to the 2010 Plan were approved by our stockholders, including amendments to increase the aggregate number of shares that may be issued by 17,000,000 shares, extend the termination date by approximately three years, amend share counting mechanics for shares tendered or withheld to satisfy tax withholding obligations, allow for compensation recovery in certain circumstances and change the basis for determining vesting and payout of a performance-based award upon a change in control to an assumed target level of performance rather than maximum level of performance. Unless terminated earlier, the 2010 Plan will terminate on May 2, 2023.  This summary of the 2010 Plan is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the 2010 Plan, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit (10.1) and incorporated by reference herein.  A more detailed summary of the amendments and the 2010 Plan can also be found in our proxy statement for the 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 15, 2013.

 

Item 5.07  Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

 

Ecolab’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders was held on May 2, 2013.  A copy of the News Release issued by Ecolab in connection with this report under Item 5.07 is attached as Exhibit (99.1).

 

At the meeting, 88.9% of the outstanding shares of our voting stock were represented in person or by proxy.  The first proposal voted upon was the election of 13 Directors for a one-year term ending at the annual meeting in 2014. The 13 persons nominated by our Board of Directors received the following votes and were elected:

 

 

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

 

Broker Non-Votes

Douglas M. Baker, Jr.

 

231,666,040

 

9,340,394

 

1,245,226

 

20,706,238

Barbara J. Beck

 

239,710,426

 

2,276,196

 

265,038

 

20,706,238

Leslie S. Biller

 

236,528,086

 

5,462,881

 

260,693

 

20,706,238

Stephen I. Chazen

 

239,511,972

 

2,475,539

 

264,149

 

20,706,238

Jerry A. Grundhofer

 

236,668,874

 

5,285,990

 

296,796

 

20,706,238

Arthur J. Higgins

 

238,542,097

 

3,438,124

 

271,439

 

20,706,238

Joel W. Johnson

 

235,953,302

 

6,041,063

 

257,295

 

20,706,238

Michael Larson

 

216,883,671

 

25,101,722

 

266,267

 

20,706,238

Jerry W. Levin

 

235,534,363

 

6,483,093

 

234,204

 

20,706,238

Robert L. Lumpkins

 

237,115,668

 

4,881,565

 

254,427

 

20,706,238

Victoria J. Reich

 

239,677,211

 

2,317,550

 

256,899

 

20,706,238

Mary M. VanDeWeghe

 

239,656,811

 

2,336,235

 

258,614

 

20,706,238

John J. Zillmer

 

238,214,873

 

3,784,575

 

252,212

 

20,706,238

 

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The second proposal voted upon was the ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2013.  The proposal received the following votes and was approved:

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

 

Broker Non-Votes

 

259,499,062

 

3,230,602

 

228,234

 

0

 

 

The third proposal was to approve amendments to the Ecolab Inc. 2010 Stock Incentive Plan. The proposal received the following votes and was approved:

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

 

Broker Non-Votes

 

226,032,694

 

15,767,719

 

451,247

 

20,706,238

 

 

The fourth proposal was an advisory vote to approve the compensation of the executives disclosed in the Proxy Statement. The proposal received the following votes and was approved:

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

 

Broker Non-Votes

 

235,764,375

 

4,649,122

 

1,838,163

 

20,706,238

 

 

The fifth proposal was a stockholder proposal requesting the Compensation Committee to adopt a supplemental policy on stock retention requirements for senior executives. The proposal received the following votes and was not approved:

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

 

Broker Non-Votes

 

56,186,225

 

184,990,885

 

1,074,550

 

20,706,238

 

 

The sixth proposal was a stockholder proposal requesting the Board of Directors to adopt a new political contributions policy requiring political contributions to incorporate company values and requesting quarterly reporting on political expenditures.  The proposal received the following votes and was not approved:

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

 

Broker Non-Votes

 

10,753,939

 

207,472,714

 

24,025,007

 

20,706,238

 

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d)          Exhibits.

 

(10.1)

 

Ecolab Inc. 2010 Stock Incentive Plan, as amended and restated effective May 2, 2013.

 

 

 

(99.1)

 

Ecolab Inc. News Release dated May 2, 2013.

 

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SIGNATURE

 

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.

 

 

ECOLAB INC.

 

 

 

 

Date: May 3, 2013

By:

/s/Michael C. McCormick

 

 

Michael C. McCormick

 

 

Assistant Secretary

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description

 

Method Of Filing

(10.1)

 

Ecolab Inc. 2010 Stock Incentive Plan, as amended and restated effective May 2, 2013.

 

Filed herewith electronically.

 

 

 

 

 

(99.1)

 

Ecolab Inc. News Release dated May 2, 2013.

 

Filed herewith electronically.

 

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