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Ecolab Expands Brazil Pest Elimination Business

December 08, 2011

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ecolab Inc. announced today that it has acquired the InsetCenter pest elimination business in Brazil. Sales of the acquired business are approximately $6 million. The business operations and staff will be integrated with Ecolab's existing Brazil Pest Elimination business. No further details were disclosed.

Douglas M. Baker, Jr., Ecolab's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer commented on the announcement, saying, "This acquisition will substantially increase our Brazilian Pest Elimination service capacity and scale to our business, making us the leader in commercial pest elimination in Brazil. It will also strengthen our customer relationships and opportunities. We welcome our new associates and customers to Ecolab, and we look forward to growing with them."

With 2011 annualized sales of $11 billion and more than 38,000 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. More Ecolab news and information is available at www.ecolab.com.

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