Caterpillar Announces 15 Percent Increase in Dividend Rate
PEORIA, Ill., June 12, 2013
PEORIA, Ill., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Board of Directors of
Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) voted today to raise the quarterly cash dividend
by eight cents to sixty cents ($0.60) per share of common stock, payable
August 20, 2013, to stockholders of record at the close of business, July 22,
"Growing dividends through the business cycle is important, and this 15
percent increase, along with the $1 billion accelerated stock repurchase that
we announced in April, support our commitment to deliver superior stockholder
returns," said Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman.
"Our long dividend history, starting in 1925, is a great reminder of
Caterpillar's enduring role in developing and manufacturing products and
services that helped build the infrastructure of the modern world. We have a
great track record and with our strong balance sheet and financial strength,
we are looking forward to seeing our customers play a role in the continued
development and the improvement of the lives of people around the world for
decades to come," Oberhelman added.
The $0.60 dividend is an increase of 15 percent over the previous rate of
$0.52 per share.
For more than 85 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress
possible and driving positive change on every continent. With 2012 sales and
revenues of $65.875 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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expectations and are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the
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or trend descriptions. These statements do not guarantee future performance,
and we do not undertake to update our forward-looking statements.
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, fluctuations in demand for our products, 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) changes in interest
rates or market liquidity; (ix) changes in financial services regulation; (x)
inability to realize expected benefits from acquisitions, including ERA Mining
Machinery Limited, and divestitures, including the divestiture of the Bucyrus
International, Inc. distribution business to our independent dealers;
(xi)international trade and investment policies; (xii)market acceptance of
our products and services; (xiii)changes in the competitive environment,
including market share, pricing and geographic and product mix of sales; (xiv)
successful implementation of capacity expansion projects, cost reduction
initiatives and efficiency or productivity initiatives, including the
Caterpillar Production System; (xv)inventory management decisions and
sourcing practices of our dealers or original equipment manufacturers;
(xvi)compliance with environmental laws and regulations; (xvii)alleged or
actual violations of trade or anti-corruption laws and regulations;
(xviii)additional tax expense or exposure; (xix)currency fluctuations;
(xx)our or Cat Financial's compliance with financial covenants;
(xxi)increased pension plan funding obligations; (xxii)union disputes or
other labor matters; (xxiii) significant legal proceedings, claims, lawsuits
or investigations; (xxiv)compliance requirements imposed if carbon emissions
legislation and/or regulations are adopted; (xxv)changes in accounting
standards; (xxvi)failure or breach of information technology security;
(xxvii)adverse effects of natural disasters; and (xxviii)other factors
described in more detail under "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in our Form10-K filed
with the SEC on February19, 2013, for the year ended December31, 2012. This
filing is available on our website at www.caterpillar.com/secfilings.
SOURCE Caterpillar Inc.
Contact: Jim Dugan, Global Government & Corporate Affairs, 309-494-4100,
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