Ecolab Inc.
May 31, 2007

Ecolab Schedules Webcast of Industry Conference for June 7th

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 31, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Ecolab Inc.'s Executive Vice President and CFO, Steven L. Fritze, will address financial analysts at the Lehman Brothers Global Services Conference in New York, NY on Thursday, June 7, at 10:20 a.m. Eastern Time. Ecolab will host a live webcast of Mr. Fritze's presentation. Details for the webcast are as follows:

         TIME:      10:20 a.m. Eastern Time

         DATE:      Thursday, June 7, 2007

         DURATION:  Approximately 40 minutes


         ARCHIVE:   A replay of the webcast will be available at that
                    site through June 15, 2007.

To access the webcast, go to the Investor Information portion of Ecolab's web site at and click on the webcast icon. Listening to the webcast requires Internet access and the Windows Media, RealPlayer or other compatible streaming media player.

With sales of $5 billion, 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 the foodservice, food and beverage processing, healthcare, and hospitality markets in more than 160 countries. More news and information is available at


SOURCE: Ecolab Inc.

Ecolab Inc.
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