Ecolab Welcomes Senate Passage of Bipartisan Russia PNTR Legislation

Ecolab welcomes the passage of bipartisan legislation in the U.S. Senate to establish permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) with Russia.

“We commend the House and now the Senate for their approval of the legislation, and encourage swift action from the President,” said Ecolab Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Douglas M. Baker, Jr.

Ecolab supports enactment of PNTR with Russia given the size of the Russian economy and the considerable export opportunities that this presents for U.S. companies.

About Ecolab
With 2011 pro forma sales of $11 billion and more than 40,000 employees, Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that provide and protect clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environments. Ecolab delivers comprehensive programs and services to the food, energy, healthcare, industrial and hospitality markets in more than 160 countries. For more Ecolab news and information, visit www.ecolab.com.

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Ecolab Inc.
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MediaRelations@Ecolab.com
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