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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Douglas Baker

57 2011 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Handley

61 2012 President, Chief Operating Officer

Martha Aronson

48 2012 President, Executive Vice President– Global Healthcare

Daniel Schmechel

56 2012 Chief Financial Officer

Larry Berger

55 2011 Executive Vice President, Chief Technical Officer

James Seifert

59 2011 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Laurie Marsh

52 2013 Executive Vice President - Human Resources

Christophe Beck

48 2015 Executive Vice President and President – Global Water & Process Services

Alex Blanco

55 2013 Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer

Michael Hickey

54 2012 Executive Vice President, President - Global Institutional

Roberto Inchaustegui

60 2012 Executive Vice President and President – Global Services and Specialty

Timothy Mulhere

53 2015 Executive Vice President and President – Regions

Stephen Taylor

54 2013 Executive Vice President, President - Nalco Champion

Jill Wyant

44 2015 Executive Vice President and President – Global Food & Beverage and Healthcare

Bryan Hughes

47 2014 Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller

Jerry Levin

71 Lead Independent Director

Barbara Beck

55 2008 Independent Director

Leslie Biller

68 1997 Independent Director

Carl Casale

54 2013 Independent Director

Stephen Chazen

69 2013 Independent Director

Jeffrey Ettinger

57 2015 Independent Director

Jerry Grundhofer

71 1999 Independent Director

Arthur Higgins

60 2010 Independent Director

Michael Larson

56 2012 Independent Director

David MacLennan

56 2015 Independent Director

Tracy McKibben

46 2015 Independent Director

Victoria Reich

58 2009 Independent Director

Suzanne Vautrinot

56 2015 Independent Director

John Zillmer

60 2006 Independent Director

Michael Monahan

2015 SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT EXTERNAL RELATIONS

Biographies

Name Description

Douglas Baker

Mr. Douglas M. Baker, Jr., serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Ecolab Inc. Since joining Ecolab in 1989, Mr. Baker has held various leadership positions within our Institutional, Europe and Kay operations. Mr. Baker was named Ecolab's President and Chief Operating Officer in August 2002, was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2004, and added the position of Chairman of the Board in May 2006. Mr. Baker relinquished the office of President in December 2011 upon completion of the Nalco merger. Prior to joining Ecolab in 1989, Mr. Baker was employed by The Procter & Gamble Company in various marketing and management positions.

Thomas Handley

Mr. Thomas W. Handley serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of Ecolab Inc. He was most recently senior executive vice president and president of Global Food & Beverage and Asia Pacific Latin America for Ecolab Inc.; he was also responsible for Global Supply Chain. He was President, Global Food & Beverage and APLA Sectors - January 2011 — September 2011; President, Global Food & Beverage - September 2009 — December 2010; President — Industrial and Services North America Sector - December 2007 — August 2009; Executive Vice President — Industrial Sector - January 2007 — November 2007.

Martha Aronson

Ms. Martha G. Aronson serves as President and Executive Vice President- Global Healthcare of Ecolab Inc. Prior to joining Ecolab in 2012, Ms. Aronson was employed by Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. for three years as President, North America.

Daniel Schmechel

Mr. Daniel J. Schmechel serves as Chief Financial Officer of Ecolab Inc., effective from October 1, 2012. He has been with Ecolab since 1995 and was the Executive Vice President, Finance, where he has responsibility for Tax, Treasury and the Corporate Controller functions. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President, Finance Services and Systems, with responsibility for Shared Services and Information Technology. Mr. Schmechel also was Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain, on an interim basis. He also has had a European assignment as the Senior Vice President, Business Transformation, and has served as both the Corporate Controller and Treasurer. Mr. Schmechel has an MBA from Dartmouth College Amos Tuck School of Business and a B.S. degree from Yale University.

Larry Berger

Dr. Larry L. Berger serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of Ecolab Inc., since October 2011. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer since April 2008 — September 2011. Prior to joining Ecolab in 2008, Dr. Berger spent 22 years with E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, most recently as Chief Technical Officer for du Pont Nonwovens.

James Seifert

Mr. James J. Seifert serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Ecolab Inc., since October 2011. He served as General Counsel & Secretary since May 2010 - September 2011. Prior to joining Ecolab in 2010, Mr. Seifert was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Bemis Company, Inc. since 2002.

Laurie Marsh

Ms. Laurie M. Marsh serves as Executive Vice President - Human Resources of Ecolab Inc. She served as Vice President – Total Rewards and HR Service Delivery & Technology Dec. 2011 – Oct.2013. Prior to joining Ecolab in 2011 upon the closing of the Nalco merger, Ms. Marsh was employed by Nalco for 20 years, most recently as Executive Vice President of Human Resources.

Christophe Beck

Mr. Christophe Beck serves as Executive Vice President and President – Global Water & Process Services of Ecolab Inc. He served as Executive Vice President and President – Regions from Oct 2012 - May , 2015. He served as Executive Vice President — Global Integration from Dec. 2011 - Sep.2012; Executive Vice President - Institutional from May 2009 - Nov. 2011 and Senior Vice President and General Manager - Institutional North America Full Service Restaurants from Jan. 2008 - Apr. 2009.

Alex Blanco

Mr. Alex N. Blanco serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer of Ecolab Inc. Prior to joining Ecolab in 2013, Mr. Blanco was employed by Procter & Gamble Co., for 30 years, most recently as Vice President, Product Supply Global Beauty Sector.

Michael Hickey

Mr. Michael A. Hickey serves as Executive Vice President, President - Global Institutional of Ecolab Inc. He was Executive Vice President and President - Institutional from Aug. 2011 - Sep.2012; Executive Vice President Global Services Sector since January 2011 — July 2011; Senior Vice President - Global Business Development of Ecolab Inc from January 2006, Senior Vice President - Global / Corporate Accounts from November 2005 to December 2005 and Vice President - Global/Corporate Accounts, Institutional Division from January 2002 to October 2005.

Roberto Inchaustegui

Mr. Roberto Inchaustegui is Executive Vice President and President – Global Services and Specialty of Ecolabs Inc. since sep 2012. He served as Executive Vice President and President – Global Specialty from Dec. 2011 – Sep. 2012. Executive Vice President – Global Specialty Sector from May 2011 – Dec. 2011. Senior Vice President – Global Food Retail Services from Jan. 2011 – May 2011.

Timothy Mulhere

Mr. Timothy P. Mulhere serves as Executive Vice President and President – Regions of Ecolab Inc. He served as Executive Vice President, President - Global Water and Process Services . He was Executive Vice President and President — Global Healthcare from Feb. 2012 — Sep.2012; Senior Vice President and General Manager - Food & Beverage North America from Apr. 2008 — Jan. 2012 and Senior Vice President and General Manager — Healthcare North America from Jan. 2008 — Mar. 2008.

Stephen Taylor

Mr. Stephen M. Taylor serves as Executive Vice President, President - Nalco Champion of Ecolab Inc. He was Executive Vice President and President – Global Energy Services Oct. 2012 – March 2013. Prior to joining Ecolab in 2011 upon closing of the Nalco merger, Mr. Taylor was employed by Nalco for 17 years. Mr. Taylor led Nalco’s Energy Services Division since 2007 after a series of leadership roles in the division.

Jill Wyant

Ms. Jill S. Wyant serves Executive Vice President and President – Global Food & Beverage and Healthcare of Ecolab Inc. She was Executive Vice President and President - Global Food & Beverage from Oct. 2012 – July 2015. She was Senior Vice President and General Manager - North America and Latin America from Jan. 2012 — Sep. 2012; Senior Vice President - Food & Beverage Asia Pacific and Latin America from May 2010 - Dec. 2011 and Vice President - Global Strategic Planning from Jun. 2009 — Apr. 2010. Prior to joining Ecolab in 2009, Ms. Wyant held multiple leadership positions at General Electric.

Bryan Hughes

Mr. Bryan L. Hughes serves as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller of Ecolab Inc, since May 8, 2014. Mr. Hughes has been with Ecolab since 1996 and was previously the Vice President, Finance of Ecolab’s Global Institutional business. During his tenure with Ecolab, he has also held finance leadership roles in Ecolab’s Institutional North America and Textile Care divisions and he has also served in corporate leadership roles as Audit Services Vice President and Corporate Planning and Analysis Vice President. Mr. Hughes has an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BA degree from Concordia College — Moorhead, MN.

Jerry Levin

Mr. Jerry W. Levin is Lead Independent Director of Ecolab Inc. He serves as Chairman of JW Levin Management Partners LLC, a private investment and advisory firm. Director of Ecolab since 1992. Lead Director, Chair of the Governance Committee and member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Levin served in a number of senior executive positions with The Pillsbury Company from 1974 through 1989. In 1989, he joined MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, Inc., which controlled Revlon, Inc. and The Coleman Company, among other companies. From 1989 through 1997, Mr. Levin served in various capacities at the Coleman Company, Inc., Revlon, Inc., Revlon Consumer Products Corporation and the Cosmetic Center, Inc., including as Chairman and/or Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Levin served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Household, Inc. (formerly known as Sunbeam Corporation) from 1998 to 2005. He joined the Board of Sharper Image in July 2006, and served as interim CEO from September 2006 to April 2007. He became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wilton Brands in 2009 and Chairman from March 2014 to February 2015.

Barbara Beck

Ms. Barbara J. Beck serves as an Independent Director of Ecolab Inc. She is Chief Executive Officer, Learning Care Group, Inc., a leading for-profit early education/child care provider in North America. Director of Ecolab since 2008. Vice Chair of the Safety, Health and Environment Committee and member of the Governance Committee. Prior to joining Learning Care Group in 2011 as Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Beck spent nine years as an executive of Manpower Inc., a world leader in the employment services industry. From 2006 to 2011, Ms. Beck was President of Manpower’s EMEA operations, overseeing Europe (excluding France), the Middle East and Africa. She previously served as Executive Vice President of Manpower’s U.S. and Canada business unit from 2002 to 2005. Prior to joining Manpower, Ms. Beck was an executive of Sprint, a global communications company, serving in various operating and leadership roles for 15 years.

Leslie Biller

Mr. Leslie S. Biller serves as an Independent Director of Ecolab Inc. He is Chief Executive Officer of Harborview Capital, a private investment and consultive company. Director of Ecolab since 1997. Chair of the Finance Committee and member of the Compensation Committee. After holding various positions with Citicorp and Bank of America, Mr. Biller joined Norwest Corporation in 1987 as Executive Vice President in charge of strategic planning and acquisitions for Norwest Banking. He was appointed Executive Vice President in charge of South Central Community Banking in 1990. Mr. Biller served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Norwest Corporation from February 1997 until its merger with Wells Fargo & Company in November 1998. Mr. Biller retired as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Wells Fargo & Company in October 2002. He became Chairman of Sterling Financial Corporation in 2010 and served in that capacity until its merger with Umpqua Corporation in April 2014.

Carl Casale

Mr. Carl M. Casale serves as an Independent Director of Ecolab Inc. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of CHS Inc., a leading integrated agricultural company. Director of Ecolab since 2013. Member of the Audit and Governance Committees. Mr. Casale joined CHS as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2011. Previously he spent 26 years with Monsanto Company, advancing through sales, strategy, marketing and technology-related positions before being named Chief Financial Officer in 2009.

Stephen Chazen

Mr. Stephen I. Chazen serves as an Independent Director of Ecolab Inc. Mr. Chazen is the Chief Executive Officer of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, an oil, natural gas and chemicals producer. Director of Ecolab since 2013. Member of the Audit and Finance Committees. Mr. Chazen became President and Chief Executive Officer of Occidental Petroleum Corporation in 2011. He previously served as Occidental’s President from 2011 to 2015, as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2010 to 2011 and as President and Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to 2010. He was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1999 to 2007. Prior to joining Occidental in 1994, Mr. Chazen was a Managing Director in Corporate Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions at Merrill Lynch.

Jeffrey Ettinger

Mr. Jeffrey M. Ettinger is Independent Director of the Company since May 2015. Mr. Ettinger became Chief Executive Officer of Hormel Foods Corporation in 2005. He joined Hormel Foods in 1989 and previously served as President from 2004 to 2015, as President of Jennie-O Turkey Store, the largest subsidiary of Hormel Foods, and in various other positions including Treasurer, Product Manager for Hormel® chili products, and corporate and senior attorney.

Jerry Grundhofer

Mr. Jerry A. Grundhofer serves as an Independent Director of Ecolab Inc. He is Chairman Emeritus and retired Chairman of the Board of U.S. Bancorp, a financial services holding company. Director of Ecolab since 1999. Chair of the Compensation Committee and member of the Finance Committee. Following an extensive career in the commercial banking industry, including serving as Vice Chairman of the Board of BankAmerica Corporation, Mr. Grundhofer joined Star Banc Corporation as President and Chief Executive Officer in 1993, assuming the Chairman post later that year. In November 1998, Star Banc acquired Firstar Corporation and he assumed the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Firstar Corporation. In 2001, following a merger of Firstar Corporation and U.S. Bancorp, Mr. Grundhofer was named President and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Bancorp and added the position of Chairman of the Board in 2003. Mr. Grundhofer retired as CEO in 2006, and as Chairman of the Board in December 2007.

Arthur Higgins

Mr. Arthur J. Higgins serves as an Independent Director of Ecolab Inc. He served as Consultant, Blackstone Healthcare Partners of The Blackstone Group. Director of Ecolab since 2010. Vice Chair of the Governance Committee and member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Higgins joined The Blackstone Group in 2010. Prior to that Mr. Higgins served as Chairman of the Board of Management of Bayer HealthCare AG, a developer and manufacturer of human and animal health products, and Chairman of the Bayer HealthCare Executive Committee. Prior to joining Bayer HealthCare in 2004, Mr. Higgins served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2001 to 2004. Prior to joining Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Higgins spent 14 years with Abbott Laboratories, most recently as President of the Pharmaceutical Products Division from 1998 to 2001. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), of the Council of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) and President of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA).

Michael Larson

Mr. Michael Larson serves as Independent Director of Ecolab Inc., effective February 23, 2012. He has been Chief investment officer to William H. Gates III. Director of Ecolab since 2012. Vice Chair of the Finance Committee and member of the Safety, Health and Environment Committee. Mr. Larson has been chief investment officer for Mr. Gates and the Business Manager of Cascade Investment, L.L.C., since 1994. He is responsible for Mr. Gates’ non-Microsoft investments as well as the investment assets of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust. Previously, Mr. Larson was at Harris Investment Management, Putnam Management Company and ARCO.

David MacLennan

Mr. David W. MacLennan is Independent Director of the Company. In September 2015, Mr. MacLennan became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cargill, Incorporated. Director of Ecolab since 2015. Member of the Audit and Governance Committees. In September 2015, Mr. MacLennan became Chairman of the Board of Cargill, Incorporated, a privately held company and world-leading producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial, and industrial products and services. He has been Cargill’s Chief Executive Officer since 2013, and he held the offices of Chief Operating Officer and President from 2011 until his appointment as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to these roles, Mr. MacLennan held several positions with Cargill, including Chief Financial Officer, President of Cargill Energy and Managing Director of the Value Investment Group. He has also held various management positions with US Bancorp Piper Jaffray and Goldberg Securities.

Tracy McKibben

Ms. Tracy B. McKibben serves as an Independent Director of Company. She is Founder and President of MAC Energy Advisors, LLC, a consulting company that assists clients on investments and strategic opportunities across a global platform. Director of Ecolab since 2015. Member of the Audit and Finance Committees. Ms. McKibben has been the President of MAC Energy Advisors since its founding in 2010. From September 2007 to August 2009, she served as Managing Director and Head of Environmental Banking Strategy at Citigroup Global Markets. Prior to joining Citigroup, Ms. McKibben served in the National Security Council at the White House from July 2003 to August 2007 as Director of European Economic Affairs and EU Relations and as Acting Senior Director for European Affairs. Before joining the National Security Council, she served various senior advisory roles in the U.S. Department of Commerce from March 2001 to July 2003.

Victoria Reich

Ms. Victoria J. Reich serves as an Independent Director of Ecolab Inc. She served as Former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Essendant Inc. (formerly United Stationers Inc.), a broad line wholesale distributor of business products. Director of Ecolab since 2009. Vice Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Safety, Health and Environment Committee. From 2007 to 2011 Ms. Reich was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Essendant Inc. Prior to joining Essendant, Ms. Reich spent ten years as an executive with Brunswick Corporation, last serving as President - Brunswick European Group, and previously as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Brunswick, Ms. Reich was employed for 17 years at General Electric Company in various financial management positions.

Suzanne Vautrinot

Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Suzanne M. Vautrinot serves as an Independent Director of Ecolab Inc. She serves as President, Kilovolt Consulting Inc. Retired Major General of the U.S. Air Force. Director of Ecolab since 2014. Member of the Audit and Finance Committees. General Vautrinot retired from the Air Force in 2013. During her 31-year career in the Air Force, she served in various assignments, including cyber operations, plans and policy, strategic security, space operations and staff work. General Vautrinot commanded at the squadron, group, wing and numbered Air Force levels, as well as the Air Force Recruiting Service. She has served on the Joint Staff, the staffs at major command headquarters and Air Force headquarters. From 2011 to 2013, she was Commander, 24th Air Force and Commander, Air Forces Cyber, where she was responsible for, among other things, cyber defense operations. Prior to that, General Vautrinot was the Director of Plans and Policy, U.S. Cyber Command and the Special Assistant to the Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force. On multiple occasions, she was selected by military leaders and White House officials to spearhead high-profile engagements. As a result, she received a number of prestigious awards, including the Symantec Cyber Award, Women in Aerospace Leadership Award, Air Force Association’s Aerospace Citation of Honor and the Presidential Award for Training. During her career, she has also been awarded numerous medals and commendations, including the Distinguished Service Medal.

John Zillmer

Mr. John J. Zillmer serves as an Independent Director of Ecolab Inc. He is a Retired President and Chief Executive Officer of Univar Inc., a global distributor of industrial chemicals and related specialty services. Director of Ecolab since 2006. Vice Chair of the Compensation Committee and member of the Governance Committee. Mr. Zillmer joined Univar in 2009 as President and Chief Executive Officer. In 2012, he stepped down as President and CEO and became Executive Chairman until December 2012 when he retired from Univar. Prior to joining Univar, Mr. Zillmer served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Allied Waste Industries, a solid waste management business, from 2005 until the merger of Allied Waste with Republic Services, Inc. in December 2008. Before Allied Waste, Mr. Zillmer spent 30 years in the managed services industry, most recently as Executive Vice President of ARAMARK Corporation, a provider of food, uniform and support services. During his eighteen-year career with ARAMARK, Mr. Zillmer served as President of ARAMARK’s Business Services division, the International division and the Food and Support Services group. Prior to joining ARAMARK, Mr. Zillmer was employed by Szabo Food Services until Szabo was acquired by ARAMARK in 1986.

Michael Monahan