October 14, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Caterpillar Inc. Maintains Dividend Rate
PEORIA, Ill. – The Board of Directors of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) voted today to maintain the quarterly cash dividend of seventy-seven cents ($0.77) per share of common stock, payable November 20, 2015, to stockholders of record at the close of business on October 26, 2015.
“I am pleased to announce we are maintaining Caterpillar’s dividend,” said Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman. “Even in this challenging environment, where we are aggressively moving to reduce our cost structure to match our current business outlook, we remain committed to rewarding stockholders through the cycles. As evidence of this commitment, we have returned $3.3 billion in capital to stockholders through dividends and stock repurchases to date in 2015.”
Including this announcement, Caterpillar has paid higher dividends to its stockholders for 22 consecutive years, and since 2007, the company’s cash dividend has more than doubled. Caterpillar has paid a cash dividend every year since the company was formed and has paid a quarterly dividend since 1933.
For 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2014 sales and revenues of $55.184 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. For more information, visit caterpillar.com. To connect with us on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media.