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Sunday, August 16, 2009

3M (MMM) Declares $0.51/Sh Qtr Dividend

3M Co. said Monday its board of directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of 51 cents.

The manufacturing conglomerate said the dividend is payable Sept. 21 to shareholders of record on Aug. 21.

The ex-dividend date is August 19.

The dividend yield is 2.9%.

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3M Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified technology company worldwide. It operates in six segments: Industrial and Transportation; Health Care; Safety, Security and Protection Services; Consumer and Office; Display and Graphics; and Electro and Communications. The Industrial and Transportation segment offers tapes, coated and nonwoven abrasives, adhesives, specialty materials, filtration products, closures for hygiene products, and components and products that are used in the manufacture, repair, and maintenance of automotive, marine, aircraft, and specialty vehicles. The Health Care segment provides medical and surgical supplies, skin health and infection prevention products, drug delivery systems, dental and orthodontic products, health information systems, and anti-microbial solutions.

The Safety, Security, and Protection segment offers personal protection products, safety and security products, energy control products, cleaning and protection products for commercial establishments, track and trace solutions, and roofing granules for asphalt shingles. The Consumer and Office segment provides office supply products, stationery products, construction and home improvement products, home care products, protective material products, and consumer health care products. The Display and Graphics segment offers optical film solutions for electronic displays; computer screen filters; reflective sheeting for transportation safety; commercial graphic systems; and projection systems, including mobile display technology and visual systems products. The Electro and Communications segment provides electronic and interconnect solutions, microinterconnect systems, high-performance fluids, high-temperature and display tapes, telecommunications products, electrical products, and touch screens and touch monitors. The company was formerly known as Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company. 3M Company was founded in 1902 and is based in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Disclosure I am long MMM shares.

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