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Colgate Declares Regular Quarterly Dividends

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Colgate Declares Regular Quarterly Dividends15:20 EDT Thursday, October 11, 2012 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- The Board of Directors of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) today declared quarterly cash dividends of $.62 per common share, payable on November 15, 2012, to shareholders of record on October 23, 2012. The Company has paid uninterrupted dividends on its common stock since 1895. About Colgate-Palmolive: Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Mennen, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, and Suavitel, as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet. For more information about Colgate's global business, visit the Company's web site at http://www.colgatepalmolive.com. To learn more about Colgate's global oral health education program, Bright Smiles, Bright Futures™, please visit http://www.colgatebsbf.com. CL-D Colgate-Palmolive CompanyBina Thompson, 212-310-3072orHope Spiller, 212-310-2291