ecl_8K_Earnings Release_Update





Washington, D.C.    20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) January 23, 2018



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)












(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)


File Number)


(IRS Employer
Identification No.)





1 Ecolab Place, Saint Paul, Minnesota



(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)





Registrant’s telephone number, including area code 1-800-232-6522


(Not applicable) 

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):


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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.


On January 23, 2018, Ecolab Inc. (“Ecolab”) disclosed the expected range for non-GAAP adjusted diluted earnings per share, which exclude special gains and charges and discrete tax items, for the fourth quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2017, as well as acquisition adjusted fixed currency sales growth for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2017.  This disclosure was made in a News Release commenting on the expected impact of the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and announcing Ecolab’s intent to contribute $25 million to the Ecolab Foundation.



Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.


In the same News Release, Ecolab disclosed the expected range for non-GAAP adjusted diluted earnings per share, which exclude special gains and charges and discrete tax items, for the first quarter ending March 31, 2018 and the full-year ending December 31, 2018. Ecolab also disclosed the expected adjusted tax rate for the year ending December 31, 2018, which excludes special gains and charges and discrete tax items.



A copy of the News Release issued by Ecolab in connection with this report under Item 2.02 and Item 7.01 is attached as Exhibit (99.1) and incorporated by reference herein.    



Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.




The following exhibit is furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 and Item 7.01 of Form 8-K and should not be deemed to be “filed” under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.








Exhibit No.




Method Of Filing










Ecolab Inc. News Release dated January 23, 2018.


Filed herewith electronically.














Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.











Date: January 23, 2018


/s/ David F. Duvick



David F. Duvick



Assistant Secretary