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) December 3, 2015
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Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On December 3, 2015, the Board of Directors of Ecolab Inc. (the Company) approved the amendment and restatement of the Companys By-Laws (the Amended and Restated Bylaws) to implement a proxy access bylaw. Section 15 of Article II of the Amended and Restated Bylaws permits a stockholder, or a group of up to 20 stockholders, owning 3% or more of the Companys outstanding shares continuously for at least three years, to nominate and include in the Companys proxy materials director nominees constituting up to the greater of (i) two directors and (ii) 20% of the Board of Directors, provided that such stockholder(s) and nominee(s) satisfy the requirements set forth in the Amended and Restated Bylaws. The Amended and Restated Bylaws also make certain clarifications and updates to Sections 3 and 4 of Article II and Section 3 of Article III to accommodate the proxy access bylaw. The Amended and Restated By-Laws were effective upon the approval by the Board of Directors.
The foregoing description of the Amended and Restated By-Laws with respect to implementation of the proxy access bylaw is only a summary, does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to, and should be read in conjunction with, the complete text of the Amended and Restated By-Laws filed as Exhibit 3.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(3.1) Amended and Restated By-Laws of Ecolab Inc. through December 3, 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.