Ecolab Inc.
Nalco Holding CO (Form: 3, Received: 11/12/2004 06:18:50)
Washington, D.C. 20549


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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

Landsman Stephen N

2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (MM/DD/YYYY)

3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

Nalco Holding CO [NLC]

(Last)        (First)        (Middle)


4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

_____ Director                            _____ 10% Owner
___ X ___ Officer (give title below)          _____ Other (specify below)
VP, Gen. Cnsl., Corp. Scty. /


NAPERVILLE, IL 60563       

(City)              (State)              (Zip)
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)


6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)

_ X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned ( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Exchange Right (right to buy)   (1)   (2) (3)   (4) Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share   0   (5)   (5) D    

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  The Reporting Person holds 15,500,000 class A units, 34,875,000 class B units, 34,875,000 class C units and 23,250,000 class D units of Nalco LLC (the direct parent company of Nalco Holding Company). The Reporting Person has the right to transfer his Nalco LLC class A units, along with those of his class B, class C and class D units that have vested, in exchange for shares of Nalco Holding Company common stock owned by Nalco LLC. Class A units are unconditional; class B units, class C units and class D units will vest for continuing employees at certain dates and are subject to earlier vesting in some circumstances based on reaching certain performance requirements as described in the Management Members Agreements, which are filed as Exhibits 10.30 to 10.39 to the Registration Statement on Form S-1 of Nalco Holding Company (the "Management Members Agreements") (File No. 333-118583).
( 2)  These rights to exchange Nalco LLC units for Nalco Holding Company common stock are exercisable following the date that is the later of the date on which any applicable lock-up period pursuant to the initial public offering of Nalco Holding Company terminates and the date that is six months and one day after (i) June 30, 2004 (in the case of class A units) or (ii) the date on which the class B, class C and class D units vest. Class B units will vest in five equal annual installments on each December 31, beginning on December 31, 2004, subject to certain restrictions.
( 3)  Class C units will vest on the 8th anniversary of the date on which they are sold to a manager, subject to certain restrictions, but may vest earlier over the next five years, beginning on December 31, 2004, if Nalco Holding Company meets certain EBITDA targets. Class D units will vest on the 10th anniversary of the date on which they are sold to a manager, subject to certain restrictions, but may vest earlier over the next five years, beginning on December 31, 2004, if Nalco Holding Company meets certain EBITDA targets. See the Management Members Agreements.
( 4)  Subject to the exercise of a call right, for so long as certain termination events (see the Management Members Agreements) have not occurred with respect to the Reporting Person, there is no expiration of the right to exchange Nalco LLC units for Nalco Holding Company common stock.
( 5)  Upon the exercise of these rights, Nalco LLC is required to purchase the A units, or vested B units, vested C units and vested D units, at a purchase price equal to their Fair Market Value by delivering a number of shares of Nalco Holding Company common stock determined by dividing (A) the aggregate purchase price of the units being sold by such Reporting Person by (B) the arithmetic mean of the high and low prices per share as reported on such date on the New York Stock Exchange as of the close of trading on the trading day immediately prior to the delivery thereof to the Reporting Person.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Landsman Stephen N

VP, Gen. Cnsl., Corp. Scty.

/s/ Mr. Stephen N. Landsman 11/10/2004
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

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Know all by these presents, that the undersigned hereby makes, constitutes and appoints Michael P. Murphy, R. Tor Liimatainen, Filomena Y. Trombino, and Laurel Swett, each of them, as the undersigned's true and lawful attorneys-in-fact, with full power and authority as hereinafter described on behalf of and in the name, place and stead of the undersigned to:

(1) prepare, execute, acknowledge, deliver and file Forms 3, 4, and 5 (including any amendments thereto) with respect to the securities of Nalco Holding Company, a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, any national securities exchanges and the Company, as considered necessary or advisable under Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, as amended from time to time (the "Exchange Act");

(2) seek or obtain, as the undersigned's representative and on the undersigned's behalf, information on transactions in the Company's securities from any third party, including brokers, employee benefit plan administrators and trustees, and the undersigned hereby authorizes any such person to release any such information to the undersigned and approves and ratifies any such release of information; and

(3) perform any and all other acts which in the discretion of such attorney-in-fact are necessary or desirable for and on behalf of the undersigned in connection with the foregoing.

The undersigned acknowledges that:

(1) this Power of Attorney authorizes, but does not require, such attorney-in-fact to act in their discretion on information provided to such attorney-in-fact without independent verification of such information;

(2) any documents prepared and/or executed by such attorney-in-fact on behalf of the undersigned pursuant to this Power of Attorney will be in such form and will contain such information and disclosure as such attorney-in-fact, in his or her discretion, deems necessary or desirable;

(3) neither the Company nor such attorney-in-fact assumes (i) any liability for the undersigned's responsibility to comply with the requirement of the Exchange Act, (ii) any liability of the undersigned for any failure to comply with such requirements, or (iii) any obligation or liability of the undersigned for profit disgorgement under Section 16(b) of the Exchange Act; and

(4) this Power of Attorney does not relieve the undersigned from responsibility for compliance with the undersigned's obligations under the Exchange Act, including without limitation the reporting requirements under Section 16 of the Exchange Act.

The undersigned hereby gives and grants the foregoing attorney-in-fact full power and authority to do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever requisite, necessary or appropriate to be done in and about the foregoing matters as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do if present, hereby ratifying all that such attorney-in-fact of, for and on behalf of the undersigned, shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue of this Limited Power of Attorney.

This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until revoked by the undersigned in a signed writing delivered to such attorney-in-fact.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to be executed as of this 12th day of October, 2004.

/s/ Stephen N. Landsman


Stephen N. Landsman

Dated: October 12, 2004


/s/ Rita J. Burnham


Rita J. Burnham

Type or Print Name

Dated: October 12, 2004