ECOLAB INC. (NYSE:ECL) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

ECOLAB INC. (NYSE:ECL) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
Item 5.02  Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

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(b)          On April 23, 2019, Ecolab Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Ecolab”), announced that effective June 1, 2019, Bruno Lavandier, the Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller of Ecolab and its principal accounting officer, has accepted an assignment related to the planning and execution of the previously announced spin-off of the company’s Energy Services upstream business into a stand-alone company. Mr. Lavandier joined Nalco in 2001 (prior to Nalco becoming a subsidiary of Ecolab in 2011) and was appointed to his current position in 2017.

(c)          On April 23, 2019, Ecolab also announced that effective June 1, 2019, Scott D. Kirkland will become Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller, and will serve as Ecolab’s principal accounting officer, succeeding Mr. Lavandier.  Mr. Kirkland, age 45, has been with Ecolab since 2005 and is currently serving as the senior vice president of finance for Ecolab’s Energy Services business, a position he has held since April 2016. Before his Energy Services role, he held finance leadership roles in Ecolab’s Global Institutional and North America Institutional businesses. His earlier roles at Ecolab included vice president Corporate Planning & Analysis, and vice president Finance Asia Pacific and Latin America regions.  Mr. Kirkland has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa.          

Mr. Kirkland will be entitled to participate in Ecolab’s regular compensation arrangements for executive officers.  Information regarding such arrangements is included in the definitive proxy statement relating to Ecolab’s 2019 annual meeting of stockholders filed with the SEC on March 15, 2019.          

There is no transaction between Mr. Kirkland (and his immediate family) and Ecolab that requires disclosure in accordance with Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

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About ECOLAB INC. (NYSE:ECL)

Ecolab Inc. provides water, hygiene and energy technologies and services. The Company’s segments include Global Industrial, Global Institutional, Global Energy, Other and Corporate. The Global Industrial segment consists of the Water, Food and Beverage, Paper and Textile Care operating units. The Global Institutional segment consists of the Institutional, Specialty and Healthcare operating units. The Global Energy segment provides on-site and technology-driven solutions to the global drilling, oil and gas production, refining and petrochemical industries. The Other segment consists of the pest elimination and equipment care operating units. The Company’s cleaning and sanitizing programs and products, pest elimination services and equipment maintenance and repair services support customers in the foodservice, food and beverage processing, hospitality, healthcare, government and education, retail, textile care and commercial facilities management sectors in approximately 170 countries.

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