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Ecolab Enters Australian Pest Elimination Business

August 6, 2007

AUSTRALIA: Ecolab Inc. has announced the purchase of Eagle Environmental Systems, a provider of pest elimination services based in Sydney, Australia. The acquisition is part of Ecolab’s
strategy to expand its global pest elimination coverage, strengthening its Circle the Customer strategy.

Annual sales for Eagle are approximately $4 million. No further details were announced regarding the transaction.

“The Eagle acquisition enables us to provide additional solutions for important customer needs, providing improved growth and better leverage opportunities in Australia by means of our Circle the Customer strategy,” said Douglas M. Baker, Jr., Ecolab’s chairman, president and chief executive officer. “It also represents another important step in our strategy to develop Ecolab’s significant global pest elimination opportunities and more fully serve our customers around the world.”

More info: www.ecolab.com
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