Ecolab 8-K 2015
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) May 7, 2015
Registrants telephone number, including area code 1-800-232-6522
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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 7, 2015. 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% of the outstanding shares of our voting shares were represented in person or by proxy. The first proposal voted upon was the election of 16 Directors for a one-year term ending at the annual meeting in 2016. The 16 persons nominated by our Board of Directors received the following votes and were elected:
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, 2015. The proposal received the following votes and was approved:
The third 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:
The fourth proposal was a stockholder proposal requesting an independent board chair. The proposal received the following votes and was not approved:
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(99.1) Ecolab Inc. News Release dated May 7, 2015.
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.