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Caterpillar Inc. Files Proxy Statement

PR Newswire/Les Echos/

Caterpillar Inc. Files Proxy Statement

PEORIA, III., April 22, 2013 -- Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT / NYSE Euronext: CATR / LSE: CAT) today filed its definitive proxy statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") to inform its stockholders that it is holding its 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on June 12, 2013 at the Proximity Hotel, 704 Green Valley Road, Greensboro, NC 27408 beginning at 8:00 a.m. The items of business are:

1. Elect as Directors the fifteen nom inees identified in the proxy statement, each for a term of one year.

2. Ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Caterpillar's independent registered public accounting firm for 2013.

3. Approve, on a non-binding advisory basis, executive compensation.

4. Vote on six stockholder proposals described in the proxy statement, if properly presented at the meeting.

5. Conduct any other business properly brought before the meeting or any adjournment or postponement of the meeting.

Stockholders of record at the close of business on April 15, 2013 will be entitled to notice of and to vote at the annual meeting and any adjournment or postponement. Anyone wishing to attend the annual meeting in person must have an admission ticket issued in his or her name. Admission tickets will be issued in accordance with the requirements specified on page 57 of the proxy statement.

Caterpillar files electronically with the SEC required reports on Form 8-K, Form 10-Q, Form 10-K and Form 11-K; proxy materials; ownership reports for insiders as required by Section 16(a) of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended; and registration statements on Forms S-3 and S-8, as necessary; and other forms or reports, as required. All of the forms and reports filed electronically with the SEC are available on the SEC Internet site (

Caterpillar also maintains an Internet site ( and copies of its annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K, proxy materials and any amendments to these reports filed or furnished with the SEC are available free of charge through Caterpillar's Internet site ( as soon as reasonably practicable after the relevant document has been filed with the SEC.

SOURCE Caterpillar Inc.

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