Dividend History

Dividend Payment Schedule - A Recent History

On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, the board of directors of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) voted to increase the quarterly cash dividend by eight cents, a 10 percent raise, to eighty-six cents ($0.86) per share of common stock, payable August 20, 2018, to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 20, 2018.

“Increasing our dividend builds on our long history of dividend growth,” said Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby. “It also demonstrates our confidence in our strategy to pursue long-term profitable growth to deliver increased value to shareholders.”

Caterpillar has paid higher dividends to its shareholders for 24 consecutive years and, at $0.86 per share, the company’s quarterly cash dividend has more than doubled since 2009. 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 ($)
Split-Adjusted***
Per Share ($)
6/13/2018 7/20/2018 8/20/2018 $0.86 $0.86
4/11/2018 4/23/2018 5/19/2018 $0.78 $0.78
12/13/2017 1/22/2018 2/20/2018 $0.78 $0.78
10/11/2017 10/23/2017 11/20/2017 $0.78 $0.78
6/14/2017 7/20/2017 8/19/2017 $0.78 $0.78
4/12/2017 4/24/2017 5/20/2017 $0.77 $0.77
12/14/2016 1/20/2017  2/18/2017 $0.77 $0.77
10/12/2016 10/24/2016  11/19/2016 $0.77 $0.77
6/8/2016 7/20/2016  8/20/2016 $0.77 $0.77
4/13/2016 4/25/2016  5/20/2016 $0.77 $0.77
12/9/2015 1/20/2016  2/20/2016 $0.77 $0.77
10/14/2015 10/26/2015 11/20/2015 $0.77 $0.77
6/10/2015 7/20/2015 8/20/2015 $0.77 $0.77
4/08/2015 4/20/2015 5/20/2015 $0.70 $0.70
12/10/2014 1/20/2015 2/20/2015 $0.70 $0.70
10/08/2014 10/20/2014 11/20/2014 $0.70 $0.70
6/11/2014 7/21/2014 8/20/2014 $0.70 $0.70
4/09/2014 4/21/2014 5/20/2014 $0.60 $0.60
12/11/2013 1/21/2014 2/20/2014 $0.60 $0.60
10/09/2013 10/21/2013 11/20/2013 $0.60 $0.60
06/12/2013 07/22/2013 08/20/2013 $0.60 $0.60
04/10/2013 04/22/2013 05/20/2013 $0.52 $0.52
12/12/2012 12/24/2012 12/31/2012 $0.52 $0.52
10/08/2012 10/22/2012 11/20/2012 $0.52 $0.52
06/13/2012 07/20/2012 08/20/2012 $0.52 $0.52
04/11/2012 04/23/2012 05/19/2012 $0.46 $0.46
12/14/2011 01/20/2012 02/18/2012 $0.46 $0.46
10/12/2011 10/24/2011 11/19/2011 $0.46 $0.46
06/08/2011 07/20/2011 08/20/2011 $0.46 $0.46
04/13/2011 04/25/2011 05/20/2011 $0.44 $0.44
12/08/2010 01/20/2011 02/19/2011 $0.44 $0.44
10/13/2010 10/25/2010 11/20/2010 $0.44 $0.44
06/09/2010 07/20/2010 08/20/2010 $0.44 $0.44
04/14/2010 04/26/2010 05/20/2010 $0.42 $0.42
12/09/2009 01/20/2010 02/20/2010 $0.42 $0.42
10/14/2009 10/26/2009 11/20/2009 $0.42 $0.42
06/10/2009 07/20/2009 08/20/2009 $0.42 $0.42
04/08/2009 04/20/2009 05/20/2009 $0.42 $0.42
12/10/2008 01/20/2009 02/20/2009 $0.42 $0.42
10/08/2008 10/20/2008 11/20/2008 $0.42 $0.42
06/11/2008 07/21/2008 08/20/2008 $0.42 $0.42
04/09/2008 04/21/2008 05/20/2008 $0.36 $0.36
12/12/2007 01/22/2008 02/20/2008 $0.36 $0.36
10/10/2007 10/22/2007 11/20/2007 $0.36 $0.36
06/13/2007 07/20/2007 08/20/2007 $0.36 $0.36
04/11/2007 04/23/2007 05/19/2007 $0.30 $0.30
12/20/2006 01/22/2007 02/20/2007 $0.30 $0.30
10/11/2006 10/23/2006 11/20/2006 $0.30 $0.30
06/14/2006 07/20/2006 08/19/2006 $0.30 $0.30
4/12/2006 4/24/2006 5/20/2006 $0.25 $0.25
12/14/2005 1/20/2006 2/18/2006 $0.25 $0.25
10/12/2005 10/24/2005 11/19/2005 $0.25 $0.25
6/8/2005 7/22/2005 8/19/2005 $0.25 $0.25
4/13/2005 4/25/2005 5/20/2005 $0.41 $0.205
12/8/2004 1/20/2005 2/19/2005 $0.41 $0.205
10/13/2004 10/25/2004 11/20/2004 $0.41 $0.205
6/9/2004 7/20/2004 8/20/2004 $0.41 $0.205
4/14/2004 4/26/2004 5/20/2004 $0.37 $0.185
12/10/2003 1/20/2004 2/20/2004 $0.37 $0.185
10/8/2003 10/20/2003 11/20/2003 $0.37 $0.185
6/11/2003 7/21/2003 8/20/2003 $0.35 $0.175
4/9/2003 4/21/2003 5/20/2003 $0.35 $0.175
12/11/2002 1/21/2003 2/20/2003 $0.35 $0.175
10/9/2002 10/21/2002 11/20/2002 $0.35 $0.175
6/12/2002 7/22/2002 8/20/2002 $0.35 $0.175
4/10/2002 4/22/2002 5/20/2002 $0.35 $0.175
12/12/2001 1/22/2002 2/20/2002 $0.35 $0.175
10/10/2001 10/22/2001 11/20/2001 $0.35 $0.175
6/13/2001 7/20/2001 8/20/2001 $0.35 $0.175
4/11/2001 4/23/2001 5/19/2001 $0.34 $0.17
12/13/2000 1/22/2001 2/20/2001 $0.34 $0.17
10/11/2000 10/20/2000 11/20/2000 $0.34 $0.17
6/14/2000 7/20/2000 8/19/2000 $0.34 $0.17
4/12/2000 4/24/2000 5/20/2000 $0.325 $0.1625
12/8/1999 1/20/2000 2/19/2000 $0.325 $0.1625
10/13/1999 10/25/1999 11/20/1999 $0.325 $0.1625
6/9/1999 7/20/1999 8/20/1999 $0.325 $0.1625
4/14/1999 4/26/1999 5/20/1999 $0.30 $0.15
12/9/1998 1/20/1999 2/20/1999 $0.30 $0.15
10/14/1998 10/26/1998 11/20/1998 $0.30 $0.15
6/10/1998 7/20/1998 8/20/1998 $0.30 $0.15
4/8/1998 4/20/1998 5/20/1998 $0.25 $0.125
12/10/1997 1/20/1998 2/20/1998 $0.25 $0.125
10/8/1997 10/20/1997 11/20/1997 $0.25 $0.125
6/11/1997 7/21/1997 8/20/1997 $0.25 $0.125
4/9/1997 4/21/1997 5/20/1997 $0.40 $0.10
12/11/1996 1/21/1997 2/20/1997 $0.40 $0.10
10/9/1996 10/21/1996 11/20/1996 $0.40 $0.10
6/12/1996 7/22/1996 8/20/1996 $0.40 $0.10
4/10/1996 4/22/1996 5/20/1996 $0.35 $0.0875

***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.

 
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