St Paul, Minnesota, USA, 10 November 2008 -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The board of directors of 3M (NYSE:MMM) today declared a dividend on the company’s common stock of 50 cents per share for the fourth quarter of 2008, payable12  December 2008, to shareholders of record at the close of business on 21 November 2008. This cash dividend is the 369th consecutive quarterly dividend paid by 3M.

As of 30 September 2008, 3M had 692,955,037 common shares outstanding and 117,455 shareholders of record.

A recognized leader in research and development, 3M produces thousands of innovative products for dozens of diverse markets. 3M’s core strength is applying its more than 40 distinct technology platforms – often in combination – to a wide array of customer needs. With USD 24 billion in sales, 3M employs 79,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 60 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com.