St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, 10 August 2009 -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The board of directors of 3M (NYSE:MMM) today declared a dividend on the company’s common stock of 51 cents per share for the third quarter of 2009, payable 12 September 2009, to shareholders of record at the close of business on 21 August 2009. This cash dividend is the 372nd consecutive quarterly dividend paid by 3M.

As of 30 June 2009, 3M had 698,320,662 common shares outstanding and 114,869 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 25 billion in sales, 3M employs 75,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 60 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com.