Ecolab Declares Regular Dividend

  Ecolab Declares Regular Dividend

Business Wire

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- May 2, 2013

The Board of Directors of Ecolab Inc. declared a regular quarterly cash
dividend of $0.23 per common share, to be paid July 15, 2013 to shareholders
of record at the close of business on June 18, 2013.

Ecolab has paid cash dividends on its common stock for 76 consecutive years.

About Ecolab
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 44,000
associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to
ensure 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



Ecolab Inc.
Investor Contacts:
Michael Monahan, 651-293-2809
Lisa Curran, 651-293-2185
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