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Last $120.75 USD
Change Today +0.175 / 0.15%
Volume 168.7K
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ecolab inc (ECL) Details

Ecolab Inc. provides water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services for customers worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Global Industrial, Global Institutional, Global Energy, and Other. The Global Industrial segment provides water treatment and process applications, and cleaning and sanitizing solutions primarily to large industrial customers within the manufacturing, food and beverage processing, chemical, mining and primary metals, power generation, pulp and paper, and commercial laundry industries. The Global Institutional segment offers specialized cleaning and sanitizing products to the foodservice, hospitality, lodging, healthcare, government and education, and retail industries. The Global Energy segment provides the process chemicals and water treatment needs of the petroleum and petrochemical industries in upstream and downstream applications. The Other segment offers pest elimination, and kitchen repair and maintenance services. The company sells its products through company-employed field sales personnel, healthcare distributors, and dealers. Ecolab Inc. was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.

47,430 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/27/15
Founded in 1923

ecolab inc (ECL) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Member ...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
President and Chief Operating Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $595.0K
Chief Financial Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $487.5K
Executive Vice President and President of Nal...
Total Annual Compensation: $518.8K
Executive Vice President and President of Glo...
Total Annual Compensation: $486.3K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

ecolab inc (ECL) Key Developments

Paul Berger Files Lawsuit against Swisher Hygiene Inc. and Ecolab Inc

On September 8, 2015, a lawsuit seeking to be certified as a class action was filed against Swisher Hygiene Inc., the members of the Swisher board of directors, individually, and Ecolab Inc. (“Ecolab”) in connection with the proposed sale of all of the assets primarily used in its chemical service, wholesale and hygiene businesses (in each case outside of Canada) to Ecolab pursuant to the purchase agreement by and between Swisher and Ecolab dated August 12, 2015. It refers to the transaction contemplated by the purchase agreement as the sale transaction. On September 8, 2015, a lawsuit seeking to be certified as a class action was filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois County Department, Chancery Division (the “Court”) by Paul Berger, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, against Swisher, the members of the Swisher board of directors, individually, and Ecolab. The plaintiff has alleged that (i) faced with an ongoing investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Attorney General’s Office, the individual defendants embarked upon a self-interested scheme to sell off Swisher’s assets and to liquidate Swisher, (ii) the individual defendants, through an alleged insufficient process, caused Swisher to agree to sell substantially all of its assets for insufficient consideration, (iii) each member of the Swisher board of directors is interested in the sale transaction and the plan of dissolution, and (iv) the proxy statement was materially misleading and/or incomplete. The causes of action set in the complaint are (i) a claim for breaches of the fiduciary duties of good faith, loyalty, fair dealing and due care, (ii) a claim for failure to disclose, and (iii) a claim for aiding and abetting breaches of fiduciary duty. The plaintiff primarily seeks to enjoin the consummation of the sale transaction unless and until defendants provide all material facts in the proxy statement, and the plaintiff also seeks compensatory and/or rescissory damages as allowed by law for the plaintiff. This summary is qualified by reference to the full text of the class action complaint as filed with the Court (Paul Berger v. Swisher Hygiene Inc., et al., Case No. 2015 CH 13325 (Ill. Cir. Ct. Cook Co.)).

Ecolab Seeks Acquisitions

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) is seeking acquisitions.

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