Caterpillar Inc. Maintains Dividend Rate

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Caterpillar Inc. Maintains Dividend Rate 
PEORIA, III., Oct. 9, 2013 -- The Board of Directors of Caterpillar Inc. 
(NYSE: CAT) voted today to maintain the quarterly cash dividend of sixty cents 
($0.60) per share of common stock, payable November 20, 2013, to stockholders 
of record at the close of business on October 21, 2013. 
"I am pleased to announce we are maintaining Caterpillar's dividend due to the
continued strength of our balance sheet and strong cash flow, which has placed
us in a good position to reaffirm our long-standing commitment to 
stockholders," said Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman. "This action,
following the 15-percent increase in our quarterly dividend announced in June 
and $2 billion in stock repurchases also completed this year, clearly 
demonstrates how we are taking advantage of our strong cash position to deliver
on our commitments to our stockholders." 
With this dividend, Caterpillar will have paid higher dividends to its
stockholders for 20 consecutive years, and since 1998, the company's cash
dividend has more than tripled. Including the announcement today, Caterpillar
has paid a cash dividend every year since the company was formed and has paid a
quarterly dividend since 1933. 
About Caterpillar:
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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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 anticorruption 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 
Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 19, 2013 for the year ended December 
31, 2012. This filing is available on our website at 
www.caterpillar.com/secfilings.
 

SOURCE Caterpillar Inc. 
CONTACT: Barbara Cox, Global Government & Corporate Affairs, 309-494-4607,
Cox_Barbara_I@cat.com 
                  
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