Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

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Henkel has reached agreement on divestiture of stake in Ecolab

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10.11.2008

Henkel has reached agreement on divestiture of stake in Ecolab

On November 10, 2008 Henkel entered into agreements with Ecolab Inc., St. Paul/Minnesota, USA, intended to facilitate the divestiture of its stake in Ecolab.

Ecolab has agreed to assist in the marketing of an underwritten public offering of Henkel´s stake. The registration statement will be filed today. In addition, Ecolab has agreed to repurchase at least 300 million US dollars of stock from Henkel.

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

Note: This Ad-hoc Report does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities in the United States or elsewhere. In connection with any proposed public offering of shares of its common stock in the United States, Ecolab Inc. will file a registration statement with respect thereto with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Any offering of securities in the United States will be made only by means of a prospectus.

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Further inquiry note:

Heinz Nicolas
Tel.: +49 (0)211 797-4516
E-Mail: heinz.nicolas@henkel.com

Branche: Consumer Goods
ISIN: DE0006048432
WKN: 604843
Index: DAX, CDAX, HDAX, Prime All Share
Börsen: Börse Frankfurt / regulated dealing/prime standard
Börse Hamburg / free trade
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Börse München / free trade
Börse Berlin / regulated dealing



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