Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4)

Date : 12/07/2017 @ 6:39PM
Source : Edgar (US Regulatory)
Stock : Ecolab Inc. (ECL)
Quote : 135.0  0.15 (0.11%) @ 4:02PM

Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4)

FORM 4
[ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

SCHMECHEL DANIEL J
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

ECOLAB INC. [ ECL ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

_____ Director                      _____ 10% Owner
__ X __ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
Chief Financial Officer
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

1 ECOLAB PLACE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

12/5/2017
(Street)

SAINT PAUL, MN 55102
(City)        (State)        (Zip)
4. 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 Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock   12/5/2017     M    14500   A $45.665   149088.547   (1) D    
Common Stock   12/5/2017     F (2)    9376   D $137.527   139712.547   D    
Common Stock   12/7/2017     S    1708   D $136.304   138004.547   D    
Common Stock                  2836.446   (3) I   By Ecolab Savings Plan  

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned ( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy)   $45.665   12/5/2017     M         14500    12/2/2010   (4) 12/2/2019   Common Stock   14500   $0   0   D    

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  The total includes 1.239 shares acquired on April 20, 2017, 1.174 shares acquired on July 20, 2017, and 1.158 shares acquired on October 18, 2017 by dividend reinvestment under the Dividend Reinvestment Plan for shareholders of Ecolab sponsored by Computershare Trust Company, N.A.
(2)  Reflects the reporting person's payment of the exercise price and withholding taxes for a stock option issued in accordance with Rule 16b-3 by delivering or withholding shares of Ecolab common stock.
(3)  Number of UNITS in the Ecolab Stock Fund of the Ecolab Savings Plan (401(k) Plan) as of November 30, 2017. Includes 23.952 UNITS acquired since the reporting person's last report. (The 2,836.446 UNITS are the equivalent of approximately 5,216 SHARES of the issuer's Common Stock.)
(4)  The option became exercisable, on a cumulative basis, as to one-third of the option shares (excluding any fractional portion less than one share), on each of the first and second anniversaries of the date of grant and as to the remaining shares on the third anniversary of the date of grant. The date listed in the "Date Exercisable" column represents the first anniversary date of the date of grant.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
SCHMECHEL DANIEL J
1 ECOLAB PLACE
SAINT PAUL, MN 55102


Chief Financial Officer

Signatures
/s/ David F. Duvick, Attorney-in-Fact for Daniel J. Schmechel 12/7/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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