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Ecolab Receives Food Safety and Sustainability Award in China

March 22, 2011

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ecolab Inc. received the "Outstanding Contribution in Leading Food Safety Efforts and Driving Sustainability in China" award at the 2011 Food & Beverage Green Tech Asia Forum, held in Shanghai.

The forum was organized by the Shanghai Food Association (SFA), a not-for-profit association for food safety professionals throughout the food supply chain industry. Ecolab was the only award recipient and was recognized for its outstanding achievements and contributions in both food safety and sustainability.

"Food safety and sustainability are important and continuing market trends all companies must take seriously," said Sam Hsu, Ecolab senior vice president and general manager of Greater China. "If managed carefully, they can help deliver on a company's corporate social responsibilities, proactively create shared value that enhances its competitiveness and simultaneously advance the economic and social value to the communities in which it operates."

Hsu continued, saying "As the global leader in products and services for food safety, infection prevention and public health, Ecolab is committed to utilizing the most efficient and sustainable approaches in our own operations, as well as the solutions we provide to our customers to build a cleaner, safer and healthier world. We are particularly proud to receive this recognition in China, a major market for our business. We will continue to drive food safety and sustainability around the globe."

With sales of $6 billion and more than 26,000 associates, Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL) is the global leader in cleaning, sanitizing, food safety and infection prevention products and services. Ecolab delivers comprehensive programs and services to foodservice, food and beverage processing, healthcare, and hospitality markets in more than 160 countries. More news and information is available at www.ecolab.com.

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Jennifer Kirscher, 651-293-2846 (U.S.)
Wendy Wu, (+86 21) 6237 1000 Ext 105 (China)

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