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Ecolab Closes on Purchase of Champion

  Ecolab Closes on Purchase of Champion

Business Wire

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- April 10, 2013

Ecolab Inc. announced today that it has closed on its acquisition of Champion
Technologies and its related company Corsicana Technologies. 2012 sales of the
acquired business were approximately $1.3 billion. The total transaction
value, including assumed debt, was approximately $2.3 billion.

A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is
the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that
protect people and vital resources. With 2012 sales of $12 billion and 41,000
associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to
promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use
and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare,
energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around
the world. For more Ecolab news and information, visit www.ecolab.com.

(ECL-A)

Contact:

Ecolab Inc.
Michael J. Monahan, 651-293-2809
or
Lisa L. Curran, 651-293-2185
 
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