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Press release from Business Wire

3M Board Declares Quarterly Dividend

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

3M Board Declares Quarterly Dividend17:43 EDT Tuesday, August 14, 2012 ST. PAUL, Minn. (Business Wire) -- The Board of Directors of 3M (NYSE: MMM) today declared a dividend on the company's common stock of 59 cents per share for the third quarter of 2012, payable Sept. 12, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 24, 2012. 3M has paid dividends to its shareholders without interruption for 96 years. As of June 30, 2012, 3M had 691,319,463 common shares outstanding and 98,747 shareholders of record. About 3M3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $30 billion in sales, 3M employs 84,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries. For more information, visit or follow @3MNews on Twitter. 3MMedia Contact:Jacqueline Berry, 651-733-3611orInvestor Contacts:Matt Ginter, 651-733-8206orBruce Jermeland, 651-733-1807