3M Earns Top National Honor from United Way

                 3M Earns Top National Honor from United Way

PR Newswire

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 18, 2013

United Way recognizes 3M, Comcast Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Bank of
America, General Motors, Wells Fargo and The Mosaic Company with highest

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Way
Worldwide, the country's largest privately funded nonprofit, today recognized
3M with the 2013 United Way Spirit of America® award for philanthropy,
volunteer engagement and community impact. Comcast Corporation, Microsoft
Corporation, Bank of America, General Motors, the Mosaic Company and Wells
Fargo received Summit awards.

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"3M is committed to improving every life, using their technology expertise,
resources, products and people," said Brian Gallagher, United Way Worldwide
president and CEO. "United Way is proud to recognize 3M and its employees with
our highest national award for their leadership and generosity.Their work is
helping to set the standard for improving educational outcomes and creating
more sustainable communities."

As a science and technology company, 3M's focus is encouraging innovation
through STEM (science, technology, engineering, math). In 2012, 3M donated
$56.6M in cash and in-kind to education, health and human services, arts and
the environment. Of the total, $26.6 million went toward education, including
supporting teachers and schools through ingenuity grants for STEM-focused
school supplies plus providing products such as Post-it® Notes and mobile

Education programs supported by 3M reach over 7.6 million young people each
year; programs include science fairs and Generation Next that are closing the
achievement gap of low-income and minority students. More than 1,700 3M
employees volunteer to support education, including 500 employees serving as
mentors in the company's headquarters of St. Paul, increasing graduation rates
in focus schools. 3M is the first company to earn an Excellence in Mentoring
in America Corporate Leadership Award.

Last year, 3M raised $8.6 million for 135 communities nationwide through its
"Every One Counts. Live United" United Way campaign, plus employees
volunteered 200,000 total hours. Globally, 3M employees serve on United Way
boards in 16 U.S. states plus Brazil, Chile and Colombia.

"We are honored to receive this award and are proud of our long-standing
partnership with United Way," said Inge Thulin, 3M chairman, president and
CEO. "This award is the result of the tireless efforts of our employees who
work to improve lives by volunteering and giving."

United Way also presented Summit Awards to these corporate leaders:

  oComcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK) invested more than  $334
    million in programs and partnerships in 39 states and Washington, DC in
    2012, including $9.5 million of cash and in-kind support to United Way
    agencies around the country, with $2.5 million in value of in-kind support
    airing public service announcements. Last year, Comcast employees
    volunteered more than 454,000 hours, unleashing another $1.5 million in
    Comcast Foundation matching funds for nonprofits. One of Comcast's
    signature programs is Internet Essentials, the nation's largest and most
    comprehensive broadband adoption program, which provides low-cost Internet
    access, computers and free digital literacy training to struggling
    families to help close the digital divide. More than 60 United Ways across
    the country support this program.

  oMicrosoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT)  and its employees celebrated a major
    milestone in 2012: $1 billion in employee giving and matching funds to
    more than 31,000 nonprofit organizations around the world since the
    employee giving program began in 1983. In 2012, Microsoft donated more
    than $900 million in cash and software to more than 62,000 nonprofits
    worldwide. Microsoft also provides a $17/hour match for employee volunteer
    hours – 450,000 hours logged in 2012 -- generating more than $7.5 million
    in volunteer matching funds to U.S. nonprofits last year alone.
    Microsoft's citizenship focus is creating opportunities for youth through
    innovative programs that leverage Microsoft's software and skilled
    employees. Microsoft YouthSpark is a company-wide global initiative, which
    aims to create opportunities for 300 million youth in more than 100
    countries during the next three years, and includes programs such as
    Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS), Partners in
    Learning, Imagine Cup and more.

  oBank of America (NYSE: BAC) and its employees raised more than $30.5
    million through the United Way campaign, once again as a top 10 national
    partner. In addition, bank employees volunteered 1.5 million hours
    globally, including 1,500 employees leveraging their financial expertise
    at volunteer tax assistance sites. Since 2006, Bank of America has
    invested $8 million in Financial Stability grants with United Way,
    especially around free tax preparation and assistance, and was the first
    financial institution to nationally support this important work. In 2012,
    the bank donated $200 million to nonprofit organizations  serving
    community needs as part of its 10-year $2 billion  philanthropic goal.

  oGeneral Motors (NASDAQ: GM) -- The GM Foundation in December 2010 pledged
    $27.1 million to United Way of Southeastern Michigan to create a "Network
    of Excellence" within seven metro Detroit high schools and increase
    graduation rates from 50% to 80% over five years. Attendance rates at all
    seven schools improved last year -- an early indicator for improved
    graduation rates. Last year, GM employees contributed more than $5.8
    million through the company's United Way campaign, plus teamGM Cares
    Volunteers provided nearly 1,200 hours of service to the Network of
    Excellence schools.

  oThe Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS),  its employees and The Mosaic Company
    Foundation contributed $25.4 million in community investments worldwide in
    2012—including in-kind gifts totaling $3.7 million and $4 million raised
    through the company's annual United Way campaign. Mosaic employees
    contributed expertise and volunteer time to execute campaigns across its
    North American operations.  To achieve its mission to help the world grow
    the food it needs, Mosaic helps farmers worldwide produce more food
    through crop nutrients and science-based agronomy. Its unique The Mosaic
    Villages Project also helps smallholder farmers move beyond subsistence
    farming and improve their livelihoods through increased crop production
    and sustainable agricultural practices.

  oWells Fargo (NASDAQ: WFC) is United Way's #1 national campaign for four
    years in a row. Team members raised $60.7 million in 2012 — a 23% increase
    over 2011—resulting in over $75.3 million with the corporate gift. Wells
    Fargo team members volunteered 1.5 million hours in 2012, plus the company
    offers a unique Volunteer Leave Program; it awarded fully paid leave to
    more than 21 team members in 2012 to work on a significant project for up
    to four months. Wells Fargo also announced a new $5 million national
    partnership with United Way to provide financial counseling for
    low-moderate income households. Wells Fargo promotes significant skilled
    volunteering, through its free Hands on Banking® program, focused on money
    management. Last year, Wells Fargo invested $315.8 million in 19,500

The Spirit of America and Summit Awards program is United Way's highest
national honor for a corporation, recognizing outstanding United Way Global
Corporate Leaders. Join @UnitedWay and congratulate the winners on Twitter:
@3Mgiving & @3MNews, @BofA_Community, @Comcastdreambig, @GM, @Microsoft &
@msftcitizenship, @MosaicCompany and @WellsFargo, #SpiritofAmerica #UWSLC.

About 3M (NASDAQ: MMM)
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 about 84,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65

About 3M Community Giving
3M Community Giving is helping to improve lives in communities around the
world. Since 1953, 3M and the 3M Foundation have invested more than $1.2
billion in cash and products in education and charitable organizations. These
donations were bolstered by thousands of employee and retiree volunteers. In
2012, 3M awarded more than $56 million to non-profit organizations. For more
information, visit www.3Mgiving.com or follow @3Mgiving on Twitter.

About United Way
United Way is a worldwide network in 41 countries and territories, including
more than 1,200 local organizations in the U.S. It advances the common good,
creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on the three key
building blocks of education, income and health. United Way recruits people
and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get
things done. LIVE UNITED® is a call to action for everyone to become a part of
the change. For more information about United Way, please visit:

Media Contacts:
United Way
Amanda Ponzar
703-836-7112, x253

3M contact
Jacqueline Berry

SOURCE United Way Worldwide

Website: http://www.liveunited.org
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