3M has paid dividends to its shareholders without interruption for more than 100 years and increased the annual dividend for 61 consecutive years.

Have your 3M dividends automatically reinvested in additional 3M stock through 3M's automatic Dividend Reinvestment Plan (the "Plan"). Administered by Equiniti Trust Company ("EQ Shareowner Services"), this service is an easy, practical way to build your 3M stockholdings. To learn more, download Dividend Reinvestment Plan (PDF, 103KB).

*Per share dividend amounts adjusted to reflect stock splits.

For more historical dividend information, download Dividend Summary (PDF, 67 KB).

Declaration date
This is the date on which the board of directors announces to shareholders and the market as a whole that the company will pay a dividend.

Ex-date or Ex-dividend date
On (or after) this date the security trades without its dividend. If you buy a dividend paying stock one day before the ex-dividend you will still get the dividend, but if you buy on the ex-dividend date, you won't get the dividend. Conversely, if you want to sell a stock and still receive a dividend that has been declared you need to sell on (or after) the ex-dividend day. The ex-date is the first business day before the date of record.

Date of record
This is the date on which the company looks at its records to see who the shareholders of the company are. An investor must be listed as a holder of record to ensure the right of a dividend payout.

Date of payment (payable date)
This is the date the company distributes out the dividend to the holder of record. This date is generally a week or more after the date of record so that the company has sufficient time to ensure that it accurately pays all those who are entitled.