October 11, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Caterpillar Inc. Maintains Dividend Rate
DEERFIELD, Ill. – The board of directors of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) voted today to maintain the quarterly cash dividend of seventy-eight cents ($0.78) per share of common stock, payable November 20, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 23, 2017.
Upon payment of this dividend, Caterpillar will have paid higher dividends to its shareholders for 24 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 more than 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 2016 sales and revenues of $38.537 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.