December 10, 2014
Global Government & Corporate Affairs
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 cents ($0.70) per share of common stock, payable February 20, 2015, to stockholders of record at the close of business on January 20, 2015.
“After reporting third-quarter profit improvement, strong cash flow for the first nine months of the year and continued balance sheet strength, I am pleased to announce we are maintaining Caterpillar’s dividend,” said Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman. “For the full year, the $1.6 billion of dividends paid and $4.2 billion of stock repurchases make 2014 a record year for return of capital – and clearly demonstrate our commitment to deliver superior returns to stockholders.”
Caterpillar has paid higher dividends to its stockholders for 21 consecutive years, and since 1998, the company’s cash dividend has more than quadrupled. 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.
For nearly 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 2013 sales and revenues of $55.656 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—Resource Industries, Construction 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.