Caterpillar Inc. Maintains Dividend Rate
PEORIA, Ill., Oct. 8, 2012
PEORIA, Ill., Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The Board of Directors of
Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) voted today to maintain the quarterly cash
dividend of fifty-two cents ($0.52) per share of common stock, payable
November 20, 2012, to stockholders of record at the close of business, October
"I am pleased to announce we are maintaining Caterpillar's dividend due to the
strong results achieved and our long-standing commitment to reward
stockholders," said Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman. "Although
there continues to be uncertainty in the global economy, Caterpillar has
continued to demonstrate that it is an attractive investment for stockholders
through a wide range of economic cycles."
Caterpillar has paid higher dividends to stockholders for 19 years in a row.
In addition, the company has paid a cash dividend every year since 1925, and
has paid a dividend every quarter since November 1933.
The $0.52 dividend maintains the dividend rate from the previous quarter.
For more than 85 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress
possible and driving positive change on every continent. With 2011 sales and
revenues of $60.138 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 also is a
leading services provider through Caterpillar Financial Services, Caterpillar
Remanufacturing Services and Progress Rail Services. More information is
available at: http://www.caterpillar.com.
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Caterpillar's actual results may differ materially from those described or
implied in our forward-looking statements based on a number of factors,
including, but not limited to: (i)global economic conditions and economic
conditions in the industries and markets we serve; (ii)government monetary or
fiscal policies and infrastructure spending; (iii)commodity or component
price increases and/or limited availability of raw materials and component
products, including steel; (iv)our and our customers', dealers' and
suppliers' ability to access and manage liquidity; (v)political and economic
risks and instability, including national or international conflicts and civil
unrest; (vi)our and Cat Financial's ability to: maintain credit ratings,
avoid material increases in borrowing costs, and access capital markets;
(vii)the financial condition and credit worthiness of Cat Financial's
customers; (viii)inability to realize expected benefits from acquisitions and
divestitures, including the acquisition of Bucyrus International, Inc.;
(ix)international trade and investment policies; (x)challenges related to
Tier4 emissions compliance; (xi)market acceptance of our products and
services; (xii)changes in the competitive environment, including market
share, pricing and geographic and product mix of sales; (xiii)successful
implementation of capacity expansion projects, cost reduction initiatives and
efficiency or productivity initiatives, including the Caterpillar Production
System; (xiv)sourcing practices of our dealers or original equipment
manufacturers; (xv)compliance with environmental laws and regulations;
(xvi)alleged or actual violations of trade or anti-corruption laws and
regulations; (xvii)additional tax expense or exposure; (xviii)currency
fluctuations; (xix)our or Cat Financial's compliance with financial
covenants; (xx)increased pension plan funding obligations; (xxi)union
disputes or other employee relations issues; (xxii)significant legal
proceedings, claims, lawsuits or investigations; (xxiii)compliance
requirements imposed if carbon emissions legislation and/or regulations are
adopted; (xxiv)changes in accounting standards; (xxv)failure or breach of IT
security; (xxvi)adverse effects of natural disasters; and (xxvii)other
factors described in more detail under "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in our
Form10-K filed with the SEC on February21, 2012 for the year ended
December31, 2011. This filing is available on our website at
SOURCE Caterpillar Inc.
Contact: Jim Dugan, Corporate Public Affairs, +1-309-494-4100,
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