Dividend History

Dividend Payment Schedule - A Recent History

On Wednesday, October 8, 2014, the Board of Directors of Caterpillar Inc. voted to maintain the quarterly cash dividend of seventy cents ($0.70) per share of common stock, payable November 20, 2014, to stockholders of record at the close of business, October 20, 2014.

"I am pleased to announce that we are maintaining Caterpillar's dividend," said Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman. "Caterpillar's strong dividend history is the result of our continued financial strength and strong operational performance. This dividend action, along with the 17 percent increase in our quarterly dividend announced in June and the $6.2 billion stock repurchase in 2013 and 2014, demonstrates our commitment to deliver superior returns to stockholders through the cycles."  

Caterpillar has paid higher dividends to its stockholders for 21 consecutive years, and since 1998, the company's cash dividend has more than tripled. Including the announcement today, Caterpillar has paid a cash dividend every year since the company was formed and has paid a quarterly dividend since 1933.

Declared Date Record Date Payment Date As Reported Amount Per Share ($) Split-Adjusted *** Per Share ($)  
10/08/2014 10/20/2014 11/20/2014 $0.70 $0.70 Less
6/11/2014 7/21/2014 8/20/2014 $0.70 $0.70 Less
4/09/2014 4/21/2014 5/20/2014 $0.60 $0.60 Less
12/11/2013 1/21/2014 2/20/2014 $0.60 $0.60 Less
10/09/2013 10/21/2013 11/20/2013 $0.60 $0.60 Less
06/12/2013 07/22/2013 08/20/2013 $0.60 $0.60 Less
04/10/2013 04/22/2013 05/20/2013 $0.52 $0.52 Less
12/12/2012 12/24/2012 12/31/2012 $0.52 $0.52 Less
10/08/2012 10/22/2012 11/20/2012 $0.52 $0.52 Less
06/13/2012 07/20/2012 08/20/2012 $0.52 $0.52 Less
04/11/2012 04/23/2012 05/19/2012 $0.46 $0.46 Less
12/14/2011 01/20/2012 02/18/2012 $0.46 $0.46 Less
10/12/2011 10/24/2011 11/19/2011 $0.46 $0.46 Less
06/08/2011 07/20/2011 08/20/2011 $0.46 $0.46 Less
04/13/2011 04/25/2011 05/20/2011 $0.44 $0.44 Less
12/08/2010 01/20/2011 02/19/2011 $0.44 $0.44 Less
10/13/2010 10/25/2010 11/20/2010 $0.44 $0.44 Less
06/09/2010 07/20/2010 08/20/2010 $0.44 $0.44 Less
04/14/2010 04/26/2010 05/20/2010 $0.42 $0.42 Less
12/09/2009 01/20/2010 02/20/2010 $0.42 $0.42 Less
10/14/2009 10/26/2009 11/20/2009 $0.42 $0.42 Less
06/10/2009 07/20/2009 08/20/2009 $0.42 $0.42 Less
04/08/2009 04/20/2009 05/20/2009 $0.42 $0.42 Less
12/10/2008 01/20/2009 02/20/2009 $0.42 $0.42 Less
10/08/2008 10/20/2008 11/20/2008 $0.42 $0.42 Less
06/11/2008 07/21/2008 08/20/2008 $0.42 $0.42 Less
04/09/2008 04/21/2008 05/20/2008 $0.36 $0.36 Less
12/12/2007 01/22/2008 02/20/2008 $0.36 $0.36 Less
10/10/2007 10/22/2007 11/20/2007 $0.36 $0.36 Less
06/13/2007 07/20/2007 08/20/2007 $0.36 $0.36 Less
04/11/2007 04/23/2007 05/19/2007 $0.30 $0.30 Less
12/20/2006 01/22/2007 02/20/2007 $0.30 $0.30 Less
10/11/2006 10/23/2006 11/20/2006 $0.30 $0.30 Less
06/14/2006 07/20/2006 08/19/2006 $0.30 $0.30 Less
4/12/2006 4/24/2006 5/20/2006 $0.25 $0.25 Less
12/14/2005 1/20/2006 2/18/2006 $0.25 $0.25 Less
10/12/2005 10/24/2005 11/19/2005 $0.25 $0.25 Less
6/8/2005 7/22/2005 8/19/2005 $0.25 $0.25 Less
4/13/2005 4/25/2005 5/20/2005 $0.41 $0.205 Less
12/8/2004 1/20/2005 2/19/2005 $0.41 $0.205 Less
10/13/2004 10/25/2004 11/20/2004 $0.41 $0.205 Less
6/9/2004 7/20/2004 8/20/2004 $0.41 $0.205 Less
4/14/2004 4/26/2004 5/20/2004 $0.37 $0.185 Less
12/10/2003 1/20/2004 2/20/2004 $0.37 $0.185 Less
10/8/2003 10/20/2003 11/20/2003 $0.37 $0.185 Less
6/11/2003 7/21/2003 8/20/2003 $0.35 $0.175 Less
4/9/2003 4/21/2003 5/20/2003 $0.35 $0.175 Less
12/11/2002 1/21/2003 2/20/2003 $0.35 $0.175 Less
10/9/2002 10/21/2002 11/20/2002 $0.35 $0.175 Less
6/12/2002 7/22/2002 8/20/2002 $0.35 $0.175 Less
4/10/2002 4/22/2002 5/20/2002 $0.35 $0.175 Less
12/12/2001 1/22/2002 2/20/2002 $0.35 $0.175 Less
10/10/2001 10/22/2001 11/20/2001 $0.35 $0.175 Less
6/13/2001 7/20/2001 8/20/2001 $0.35 $0.175 Less
4/11/2001 4/23/2001 5/19/2001 $0.34 $0.17 Less
12/13/2000 1/22/2001 2/20/2001 $0.34 $0.17 Less
10/11/2000 10/20/2000 11/20/2000 $0.34 $0.17 Less
6/14/2000 7/20/2000 8/19/2000 $0.34 $0.17 Less
4/12/2000 4/24/2000 5/20/2000 $0.325 $0.1625 Less
12/8/1999 1/20/2000 2/19/2000 $0.325 $0.1625 Less
10/13/1999 10/25/1999 11/20/1999 $0.325 $0.1625 Less
6/9/1999 7/20/1999 8/20/1999 $0.325 $0.1625 Less
4/14/1999 4/26/1999 5/20/1999 $0.30 $0.15 Less
12/9/1998 1/20/1999 2/20/1999 $0.30 $0.15 Less
10/14/1998 10/26/1998 11/20/1998 $0.30 $0.15 Less
6/10/1998 7/20/1998 8/20/1998 $0.30 $0.15 Less
4/8/1998 4/20/1998 5/20/1998 $0.25 $0.125 Less
12/10/1997 1/20/1998 2/20/1998 $0.25 $0.125 Less
10/8/1997 10/20/1997 11/20/1997 $0.25 $0.125 Less
6/11/1997 7/21/1997 8/20/1997 $0.25 $0.125 Less
4/9/1997 4/21/1997 5/20/1997 $0.40 $0.10 Less
12/11/1996 1/21/1997 2/20/1997 $0.40 $0.10 Less
10/9/1996 10/21/1996 11/20/1996 $0.40 $0.10 Less
6/12/1996 7/22/1996 8/20/1996 $0.40 $0.10 Less
4/10/1996 4/22/1996 5/20/1996 $0.35 $0.0875 Less


***Dividends are adjusted for the 2005 2-for-1 stock split and the 1997 2-for-1 stock split.
A complete stock split history for Caterpillar is available here.