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  • 1/3/17 1:00 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that it has completed the sale of its safety prescription eyewear business to HOYA Vision Care, a global leader in the eyeglass lens industry. The safety prescription eyewear business provides a comprehensive line of frames, prescription lenses, and premium coating options in a custom-made solution. The business has annual global sales of approximately $45 million. The safety prescription eyewearmore...
  • 12/16/16 10:02 am CST
    3M is leading the way in creating an inclusive and diverse culture that empowers everyone to achieve their best. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation recognized 3M’s efforts by awarding the company a 100 percent score on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index. This marks the 3M’s sixth consecutive perfect score. “Fostering an environment that enables both respect and success for all employees is vital to our business success,” said Marlene McGrath, senior vice president, Humanmore...
  • 12/15/16 7:00 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Science-based company 3M announced the expansion of its U.S. parental leave benefits starting January 1, 2017. These benefits now extend to both biological and adoptive parents and increases the allotted time off to 20 weeks, which includes 10 paid weeks. The expanded benefits are part of 3M’s continuing commitment to support greater work-life balance across the company. “We want our people to know that they can thrive at work and atmore...
  • 12/14/16 2:00 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M has filed an infringement lawsuit in Düsseldorf, Germany, against Dentsply DeTrey GmbH alleging that Dentsply’s Prime&Bond Active Universal adhesive dispenser design infringes on 3M’s Registered EU Community Design for the 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal adhesive flip-top dispenser design. 3M’s design protected flip-top dispenser allows for easy one-handed opening and controlled dispensing of adhesive material used in the dentalmore...
  • 12/13/16 5:00 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Speaking today at the company’s annual outlook meeting in New York City, 3M Chairman, President and CEO Inge Thulin will outline to the financial community why 3M is well-positioned for success in 2017 and beyond. Thulin will provide an update on the company’s execution of the 3M playbook, and emphasize ongoing investments to drive efficient growth and build strength-on-strength across the enterprise. “Over the last several years wemore...
  • 12/8/16 6:27 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that it has entered into agreements to sell the identity management business within its Traffic Safety and Security Division, to Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, for $850 million, subject to closing and other adjustments. 3M’s identity management business is a leader in identity management solutions providing biometric hardware and software that enable identity verification and authentication, as well asmore...
  • 12/8/16 10:18 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today announced the following investor events: 3M 2017 Outlook Meeting in New York, N.Y., on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. EST and is scheduled to adjourn at noon EST. Fourth-quarter 2016 earnings conference call on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at 8 a.m. CST. These events will be webcast live, and replays of each will be available on 3M’s Investormore...
  • 12/6/16 1:00 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell its safety prescription eyewear business to HOYA Vision Care, a global leader in the eyeglass lens industry. The safety prescription eyewear business is part of 3M’s Personal Safety Division, which is in the Safety & Graphics Business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The business, with more than 90 years as an industry leader in safety prescription eyewearmore...
  • 11/8/16 4:22 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Speed, accuracy and clarity are three main ingredients to ensure a great drive-thru experience. Skimp on one, and it’s a recipe for disaster. 3M science is helping quick service restaurants tap the drive-thru’s full potential with the all-new digital network-ready 3M™ Drive-Thru Basestation G5. The new basestation features a smaller footprint, dual lane capabilities in a single base, and a built-in greeter. According to the NPD Groupmore...
  • 11/8/16 4:08 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 3M Board of Directors (NYSE:MMM) today declared a dividend on the company’s common stock of $1.11 per share for the fourth quarter of 2016, payable Dec. 12, 2016, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Nov. 18, 2016. 3M has paid dividends to its shareholders without interruption for 100 years. As of Sept. 30, 2016, 3M had 601,466,401 common shares outstanding and 82,468 shareholders of record. About 3Mmore...