3M Board Declares Quarterly Dividend

Monday, August 8, 2005 3:39 pm CDT

Dateline:

ST. PAUL, Minn.

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Board of Directors of 3M (NYSE:MMM) today declared a dividend on the company's common stock of 42 cents per share for the third quarter of 2005 payable Sept. 12, 2005, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Aug. 19, 2005. This cash dividend is the 356th consecutive quarterly dividend paid by 3M.

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Every day, 3M people find new ways to make amazing things happen. Wherever they are, whatever they do, the company's customers know they can rely on 3M to help make their lives better. 3M's brands include Scotch, Post-it, Scotchgard, Thinsulate, Scotch-Brite, Filtrete, Command and Vikuiti. Serving customers in more than 200 countries around the world, the company's 67,000 people use their expertise, technologies and global strength to lead in major markets including consumer and office; display and graphics; electronics and telecommunications; safety, security and protection services; health care; industrial and transportation. For more information, including the latest product and technology news, visit www.3M.com.

Scotch, Post-it, Scotchgard, Thinsulate, Scotch-Brite, Filtrete, Command and Vikuiti are trademarks of 3M.

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3M, St. Paul
Investor Contacts:
Mark Colin, 651-733-8206
or
Bruce Jermeland, 651-733-1807
or
Media Contact:
Jacqueline Berry, 651-733-3611

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