3M Board of Directors Elects Michael L. Eskew Lead Director

  3M Board of Directors Elects Michael L. Eskew Lead Director

Business Wire

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- November 12, 2012

3M announced today that Michael L. Eskew, a member of the company's board of
directors since 2003, is elected lead director, effective immediately. He
succeeds Vance D. Coffman, who remains on the board after serving as lead
director since 2006.

In his new role, Eskew will lead executive sessions of 3M's independent
directors and will facilitate information flow and communication between the
directors and the chairman, in addition to other duties specified in the
board’s Governance Guidelines (available on 3M’s Web site at
http://investor.3M.com under Corporate Governance).

“Mike is a highly experienced director and his guidance will help to further
enhance 3M’s excellent governance practices and reputation,” Coffman said.
Eskew currently serves on the boards of United Parcel Service (UPS), IBM and
Eli Lilly and Co. He served as chairman of the board and chief executive
officer of UPS until his retirement at the end of 2007.

"Mike’s knowledge of global logistics and his skills in financial matters
qualify him well to serve as lead director," said Inge G. Thulin, 3M chairman
of the board, president and chief executive officer. “We welcome him to this

Thulin continued, “Thank you to Vance, who helped to establish the role of
lead director, for his leadership over the last six years. We look forward to
his continued contributions as a member of our board.”

About 3M
3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of
ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a
never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the
innovation company that never stops inventing. With $30 billion in sales, 3M
employs 84,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries.
For more information, visit www.3M.com or follow @3MNews on Twitter.


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