Colgate Announces 3% Dividend Increase – Effective 2nd Quarter 2017

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Board of Directors of Colgate-Palmolive Company today increased the
quarterly common stock cash dividend by 3%. The increase will be
effective in the second quarter, 2017. The new rate of $.40 per share is
up from $.39 per share. The Board declared that the second quarter
dividend is to be paid on May 15, 2017 to shareholders of record as
of April 21, 2017. On an annualized basis, the new dividend rate
is $1.60 versus $1.56 per share previously. The Company has paid
uninterrupted dividends on its common stock since 1895.

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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 website at
To learn more about Colgate’s global oral health education program,
Bright Smiles, Bright Futures™, please visit


Colgate-Palmolive Company
John Faucher, 212-310-3653
Spiller, 212-310-2291