Colgate Announces 6% Dividend Increase - Effective 2nd Quarter 2014

  Colgate Announces 6% Dividend Increase - Effective 2nd Quarter 2014

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- March 13, 2014

Reflecting the Company’s positive outlook, the Board of Directors of
Colgate-Palmolive Company today increased the ongoing quarterly common stock
cash dividend by 6%. The increase will be effective as of the second quarter,
2014. The new rate of $.36 per share is up from $.34. The Board declared that
the second quarter dividend is to be paid on May 15, 2014 to shareholders of
record as of April 22, 2014. On an annualized basis, the new dividend rate is
$1.44 vs. $1.36 per share previously. The Company has paid uninterrupted
dividends on its common stock since 1895.

About Colgate-Palmolive: Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer
products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and
Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and
territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names
as Colgate, Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos,
elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, and Suavitel, as well as
Hill's Science Diet, Hill's Prescription Diet and Hill’s Ideal Balance. For
more information about Colgate's global business, visit the Company's web site
at To learn more about Colgate’s global oral
health education program, Bright Smiles, Bright Futures™, please visit



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